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POC deep data dive: What are your take-aways?

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Friday, November 2, 2018

There seems to be an uptick in outsider interest in the POC market in the past few months, and it’s no wonder with Inogen’s off-the-charts financials, and Philips and Invacare dipping their toes into direct-to-consumer business models.

Can CMS freeze SPAs without contracts?

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Monday, October 29, 2018
By Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, MiraVista, LLC

In the recent ESRD Proposed Rule, CMS conveyed their intent to freeze reimbursement in Competitive Bid Areas (CBAs) using the single payment amounts (SPAs) when the program ends on Dec.

Something wicked this way comes: Literal (literal!) Mayhem heads to the Medicaid program

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Among the first providers I bumped into at Medtrade last week: The Feiersteins.

You know Lisa and Steve of Active Healthcare fame. They sold their sleep business and now focus on nebulizers and certain diabetes supplies.

Medtrade musings

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

For a number of reasons, I didn’t attend Medtrade last fall (husband at must-attend leadership retreat, leaving me single parenting it) or the HME News Business Summit last fall or this fall (medical emergency from hell, hurricane from hell), so it was great to see so many of you in person this w

Bidding on the brain

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall always makes me think of the end of the year, and the end of the year always makes me wonder about the most read stories of the year.

What's up with the diabetes? Funny you should ask.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

As I was sitting down at my desk one recent morning my coworker, Cath, came to me and said, “Theresa, I guess I need to ask you about diabetes.”

Inc. list loses luster for HME providers

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Every year around this time, HME News usually gets a small flurry of press releases from HME providers who have landed on Inc. Magazine’s annual 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Swapping growth for change

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This probably says it all: In this year’s State of the Industry Report, for our data on Medicare utilization for 2017, we decided to change the name of the column “2017 Growth” to “2017 Change.” Why?

Lincare, in the lead again

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The list of top 100 suppliers of DMEPOS by amount allowed for 2017 is in.

The top five looks like this:

Lincare, $539, 604, 080
Accredo Health Group, $475,577,257
Lincare Pharmacy Services, $277,122,027
Walgreen, $215,880, 876
Zoll Services, $212,308, 306

It's ... (almost) Summit time

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Innovation: a new method, idea, product.

You’ll find all that and more in this year’s educational lineup for the HME News Business Summit.

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