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(More) solid middle

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The data’s starting to trickle in for this year’s State of the Industry Report (keep an eye out for it online in December!) and at least one of piece of data isn’t looking so bad.

Seduced by bacon: breakfast at #Heartland18

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As I trudged from the Ramada Inn over the humid skywalk to the Sullivan Brothers Convention Center I swore, I could smell the bacon.

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.

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