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Relaxed Stark Law: Could it result in increased efficiency but decreased competition?


WASHINGTON – A more relaxed Stark Law could be a double-edged sword for HME providers, says healthcare attorney Jeff Baird.

Town Hall format rules


If there’s one thing Medtrade Spring survey respondents have said they want from the educational sessions, it’s the chance to participate in the proceedings.

Ins and outs of subcontracting


AMARILLO, Texas – Healthcare attorney Jeff Baird says no provider likes subcontracting agreements; nevertheless, there are a large number of them out there.

Baird reviews ins and outs of subcontracting


Editor’s note: In last week’s HME Newswire, we ran the story, “Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program.” This is a follow-up.

Less lecturing, more engagement

Medtrade 2017 focuses more on ‘town hall’ sessions for education

The Medtrade Education Advisory Board wants more direct feedback from attendees to liven up seminar proceedings, and they contend the predominant “town hall” format will allow for just that level of dynamic participation.

Legal landscape: M&A, managed care top hot spots


YARMOUTH, Maine – With increased complexity in the HME industry, comes increased legal ground to cover, say healthcare attorneys, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, and managed care.

Free legal advice Friday

Friday, September 22, 2017

When you speak to industry attorneys, you get a wealth of information, more than can fit into a 400-word story for the November issue. So here are some outtakes from my recent conversations with Jeff Baird:

Same or separate

Case analysis by Jeff Baird

‘That ruling affects us equally as much as it does hospitals and labs and physicians—we are all in this together’

YARMOUTH, Maine – The American Hospital Association’s lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services over a massive appeals backlog has been ping-ponging between the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the D.C.

Education that goes beyond the lectern


LAS VEGAS – If one word could sum up the format for the Medtrade Spring education lineup this year, it would be “interaction.”

Medtrade strives to help providers with new normal


Since taking over the helm of Medtrade eight years ago, Show Director Kevin Gaffney has become a serious student of the HME industry’s challenges while also assuming the role of professor in creating an educational syllabus that benefits the provider community.