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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.

Medicare, HME reach new low

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

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

Thursday, September 4, 2008

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