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Medicare, HME reach new low

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Claims for glucose test strips for patients whose diagnosis codes listed them as having breathing problems, bubonic plague, leprosy and impotence?

Interesting reads

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Feeling no need to pontificate this late on a Friday, here are a few interesting reads:

Open Door Forum offers little for providers

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

It was "hugs and kisses" all around for CMS officials during a Sept. 3 special Open Door Forum.

Fraud: the new competitive bidding

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The days of writing about competitive bidding may be over (temporarily, at least), but it looks like the days of writing about fraud have just begun. In the past two months alone:

Fraud: The plot thickens

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

When the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report earlier this month that detailed how it was able to get two sham HME companies approved for Medicare billing privileges, the industry cheered. See, they said, CMS is partly to blame for fraud and abuse.

Interesting reads

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
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Feeling no need to pontificate this late on a Friday, here are a few interesting reads:

The secretive Mr. X and the HME Expo

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Friday, August 15, 2008

In mid July, just after Congress delayed national competitive bidding, I received an email from Mr. X, a well-known but secretive industry insider who delights in giving me a hard time. When his e-mail showed up in my box, I thought: Jeez, Bubba, what is it this time?

He wrote:

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