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Proposed changes for surety bonds: Counter abuses to the program, or place too heavy burdens on providers?

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Todd Bryant
president and founder, Bryant Surety Bonds

On March 1, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that seeks to address a growing number of abuses of the federal healthcare program by certain Medicare providers.

Wrong and right

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is what it must be like to work in the HME industry.

In the same day (today), I received an email from a provider that exemplifies all that is wrong with the HME industry, and another that exemplifies all that is right.

First the wrong.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The goal of this year’s HME News Business Summit is to change the way you see the HME industry and, more importantly, your business.

To help us do that, we’ve brought in some important “outsiders.”

Buen camino

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Friday, May 13, 2016

I knew it had been a while since my last blog post, but I didn’t realize it’s been a month and a half (sorry, Liz). What’s funny is that it will be at least another month and a half until I write my next one.

'This is what needs to be written about'

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I had a provider email me this week who was asking if we could use our trusty HME Databank to show how the competitive bidding program has affected access to home medical equipment.

When it rains, it pours

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I just heard Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty apologizing to someone on the phone for not reaching back out to them yet regarding some news that we initially reported on late last week (Sorry Lisa!).

That’s pretty representative of this week so far.

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Let's look at the mail order category, shall we?

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Well, it looks like I posted last week’s blog not a moment too soon. CMS released its highly anticipated list (and list upon list upon list) of the Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers.

Earnings season

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

It’s a busy week for those of us who cover the few public companies that do business in the home medical equipment market.

Doing the contract limbo

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Monday, April 25, 2016

“Hey, Theresa, any idea who won contracts?” asked more than a few providers in recent emails.

That, my friends, is the question of the day.

By choice or necessity

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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.

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