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The timing may be just about right

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The industry was able to convince Congress to delay national competitive bidding on July 15, two weeks after the program was implemented. The oxygen cap goes into effect Jan. 1. Does that mean the industry will be able to convince Congress of another delay, this time for the cap, on Jan. 15?

Oxygen roundup

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Provision gives hope to some

The wheels are in motion

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

When Sen. Barack Obama got elected president, industry stakeholders began wondering: How quickly will he and a Democrat-lead Congress try to address healthcare issues, and what impact will the changes have on the home medical equipment industry?

An ally of home health care

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

An interesting excerpt from a Time article posted today:

Missed Medtrade?

Monday, November 3, 2008

If you weren't at Medtrade last week, here's a recap of the show's top stories:

*The HME industry may have numerous cuts and fraud charges to do deal with, but challenges create opportunities, said five industry panelists during a jam-packed keynote address.

Interesting approach

Thursday, October 16, 2008

CMS last week announced plans to roll out a bunch of anti-fraud measures. There were quite a few familiar measures: conducting more stringent reviews of new applications, including background checks; and making unannounced site visits. But there was one measure that caught me off guard:

Financial meltdown?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

UPDATE: The Senate passed the bill 74-25. The House of Representatives is back in session tomorrow.