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Words are great, but now let’s see some action

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Ever since the interim final rule was published in the Federal Register last week, there has been a cloud of disappointment hanging over the HME industry.

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The Big Squeeze

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Like so many others in the HME industry, HME News has downsized a bit.

It’s time to double down

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Kelly Turner
director, People for Quality Care

Advocacy efforts are on the rise, as we near the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23-24 and the industry pushes for relief for non‐bid areas, structural reforms to the competitive bidding program, and a critical exemption of CRT accessories from bidding‐derived pricing.

Learning to say no: The evolution of an ATP

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Among the moments at the National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference that drew the loudest round of applause was a story told by Michele Gunn.

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Just say no?

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Monday, April 23, 2018

During a round of many calls last week, I spoke with someone who attended Medtrade Spring last month who spoke with someone else in-the-know about Medicare’s competitive bidding program. They discussed the question everyone wants answered: What. Will. Happen. Next?

Judge getting impatient with HHS over massive ALJ backlog

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Friday, April 6, 2018
Elizabeth Hogue

I recently wrote an article entitled "Court Says No Recoupment Until After ALJ Hearings."  This article was about a court decision in which the judge said that recoupment of an extrapolated overpayment as a result of a ZPIC audit could not begin until after ALJ hearings were held.

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‘It is no longer worth the pit in my stomach’

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It’s always disappointing when the HME industry’s efforts to get relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program fail to cross the finish line. But this last time around, when H.R. 4229 failed to make the cut in a recently passed omnibus bill, it was particularly disappointing.

Medtrade Spring 2018: What's the buzz?

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

As a reporter, I’m the one used to asking the questions. At this year’s Medtrade Spring show I found myself on the receiving end many times.

Medtrade Spring 2018: Retail buzz and the Rolling Stones

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tom Ryan has a chip on his shoulder. Ryan, as many of you know, was a DME owner before taking the reins at AAHomecare. Before competitive bidding killed a solid, independent business of 20 years.

Got milk? It's time for Medtrade Spring!

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Like many of you, I am gearing up for Medtrade Spring next week. My get-ready checklist looks something like this:

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