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Updated data, CMS’s central office and The Circus Ship

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We go live with 2016 data for our HME Databank on Oct. 1. I’ve been playing around in a test site this week, and let me tell you, the data ain’t pretty.

Data demonstrates bid program’s ripple effect

Also: Nat’ls continue to dominate bread and butter products

YARMOUTH, Maine – Medicare spending in certain competitive bid areas continues to nosedive, according to 2014 data added this week to the HME Databank.

Medicare spend in 2012?

Thursday, May 2, 2013

For those of you uninitiated in the to-do list of an HME News editor, the first week in May is when she has to submit half a dozen or so Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor to update the HME D

Time for a pop quiz

Thursday, November 29, 2012

In honor of 1.) the 2011 data finally being added to our HME Databank (thank you for your patience!) and 2.) the 2012 State of the Industry Report appearing in our December issue, I have a little pop quiz for you.

HME Databank

Down in the (data) dumps

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

As users of our HME Databank very well know, we still don’t have 2011 data for Provider Share (top providers) and Product Share (product utilization), and I’m profusely sorry about this.

Don't take this lying down and other words of wisdom

Friday, August 6, 2010

During the course of my work week, I often call up people I haven't talked to in awhile just to chat and see if there's anything going on that we ought to check in to.