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VGM analyzes DME provisions in Senate reform bill

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee has released the legislative language for its health reform bill, "America's Health Future Act of 2009." The committee approved the bill by a margin of 14 to 9 on Oct. 13.

Fraud and abuse, squirrels, competitive bidding, the bomb and civilian casualties

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Monday, October 19, 2009

I had a strange epiphany this weekend about Medicare fraud and abuse and the great futile lengths CMS has gone to eradicate it.

Call me. We'll talk.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

So, I am here in the office today, making the telephonic rounds of all you providers (at least those of you who will take my call) out there to get a feeling for what's keeping you up at night.

Bill to repeal competitive bidding introduced

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chemical Wedding Under Suspicion psp A bill to repeal the perennially unpopular national competitive bidding program was int

Home medical equipment and the laws of nature

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I know AAHomecare and other industry leaders have worked hard to demonstrate the value of home medical equipment, but that message is a hard sell when reporters keep comng out with stories like this one from Fox News:

Fox fiddles fraud story while provider burns

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Provider Dallas Jackson got a rude awakening this morning. It seems Fox News is doing a piece comparing Medicare reimbursement for DME like hospital beds to—you guessed it—Internet pricing.

I'll have a cigar and martini with my homecare

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Here’s some good news for your kids and grand kids, and I would add, homecare providers: Half of all babies born in industrialized nations since the year 2000 can expect to live to 100, according to

Forget healthcare reform. Give Medicare to everyone

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What a waste of time all this back and forth on healthcare reform has been. The answer's been right in front of our faces the whole time: Expand Medicare to everyone.

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