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Your tires are flat, but only on one side

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Jonathan Temple

Imagine you are having a problem with your car. You need it looked at, so you take your car to an expert to get it checked out at and diagnosed. You know you have problems with your car, but you want someone else to assess your car’s problems.

Scholarly approach: Keys to financial stability

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11/30/2018

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Olivia Patton, chief compliance officer for Verus Healthcare, recently wrote a dissertation analyzing the financial stability of a Medicare respiratory contract supplier.

CMS extends comment period

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11/28/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has extended a comment period for its plans to add new product categories to the competitive bidding program.

VGM provides talking points on vent proposal

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11/20/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competi

Hold on. It could be a bumpy ride

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Friday, November 16, 2018

To help determine the focus of a recent webcast with Andrea Stark, we surveyed HME providers on an upcoming two-year gap period in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Group: Final rule didn’t go far enough on liquid oxygen

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11/06/2018

WASHINGTON – A group of patient and physician groups has expressed its disappointment that CMS did not carve out liquid oxygen from its competitive bidding program in a recently released final rule.

Invacare reports ‘mixed’ financial results

Last week, company laid off 50 employees
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11/06/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales decreased 2.5% to $244.6 million for the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period last year.

Stakeholders unpack disappointing final rule

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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – The lack of substantial changes in the competitive bidding-related final rule likely comes down to cost, say HME industry stakeholders.

CMS sticks with ‘flawed’ pricing during gap period

‘Suppliers can’t wait for the more sustainable rates that we expect from future rounds of an improved bidding program. They need relief now,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan
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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS appears to have done little to change its competitive bidding-related rule from the time it was proposed in July until it was finalized on Nov. 1.

CMS releases final bid-related rule

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has released the anxiously awaited DMEPOS/ESRD Final Rule—without increasing payment amounts in former competitive bidding areas during the gap period.

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