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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Managing Editor Theresa and I were talking yesterday about the news that United Healthcare will be pulling out of the Obamacare exchanges in all but a handful of states.

Lack of sleep makes no cents

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Editor Liz and our marketing guru Heather (she’s very busy lately trying to drum up messaging to entice you to submit an HME Excellence application) both have very young children and therefore, like to compare notes on different stages of developm

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80/20 rule turns upside down

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

When I’m on the phone with someone from outside the HME industry—most likely from an investment firm—he or she often wants to know how big of a player Medicare is in the market.

Another advice column obsession, another opportunity to have eyes opened

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Friday, April 8, 2016

I’ve written in the past about my obsession with Dear Prudence, an advice column on Slate.com.

Beware the scavengers

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Friday, April 8, 2016
David Higgins
The new age of web marketing and mass merchants has spawned knock-off artists and eased the process of stealing from innovators

The entire world depends upon creative leadership in all walks of life, from the creative arts to better living. The world of health care is certainly no exception. Where would we be without the medical and scientific brilliance to save lives, prevent illness and find solutions to epidemics?

Inflategate

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Friday, April 8, 2016

This morning, Jo Ellen, the HME News sales rep, sent Liz, Theresa and I a very interesting email.  

While she was decluttering her house last night in preparation for an upcoming town-wide paper shredding event, Jo came across a receipt from when she was born in the hospital.

Providers are picky, defiant about bid contracts

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

We’re a day or so into our most recent Newspoll question:

In general, have you accepted the majority of the contracts that you’ve been offered by Medicare as part of the competitive bidding program?

Pricing for test strips takes a dive, but where is the reaction?

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Friday, April 1, 2016

There's been a lot of chatter over the past two weeks about the new Round 2 re-compete payment amounts. With seemingly a gazillion different HCPCS codes with their corresponding prices (per region), folks have been burning up their calculators to crunch the numbers, I'm sure.

Are you beside yourself, too?

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I heard from a reader in the wake of CMS releasing the new payment amounts for the Round 2 re-compete.

ResMed responds

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Friday, March 18, 2016

All of us at ResMed are excited about the Brightree acquisition. It supports our long-standing commitment to our home medical equipment customers with whom we have worked for 26-plus years to change the lives of millions of patients with serious respiratory conditions.

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