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Reporter's notebook: It's not about the money

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05/24/2010

T.J. Thompson, president of Atlantic Respiratory Services in Charleston, S.C., worries the independents will be weeded out by national competitive bidding.
"The only way to compete is to convince referrals that I'm going to give their patients the best service," she said. "The physicians in our area don't want to send their patients to the nationals. Once competitive bidding goes through, patient care goes out the window. There's no incentive to compete at that level."

Industry to lose champion

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Say what you will about Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., and his party-hopping ways – he's been a champion for the HME industry.

TV station attempts to follow the Medicare paper trail

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I came across this story about a Medicare bennie who, well, the lead on this story sums it up better than I ever could:

Providers 'play it safe'

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04/26/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine – Some HME providers are putting off investing in their companies until they have a better idea what the future holds.

Coming soon to an MSA near you: competitive bidding

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Unless you've been living under a rock (and I know some of you out there have), you probably know that the health care reform bill expanded Round 2 of competitive bidding to an additional 21 MSAs.

Competitive bidding expansion serves as wake-up call

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03/25/2010

WASHINGTON  For providers who have remained on the sidelines while the industry battles to stop competitive bidding, the expansion of the program should make one thing clear: It's time to get in the game.

Healthcare reform: Industry ponders next move in new reality

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03/25/2010

WASHINGTON  With a stroke of President Barack Obamas pen, the HME provisions included in the Senates healthcare reform bill became law last week.

Smith & Nephew remains positive

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03/24/2010

It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Lunch and learn at the AAHomecare Conference

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jonathan Blum appreciates your concerns. He really does.

But the competitive bidding program is moving forward.

A brave statement to make at a luncheon populated by about 300 HME providers with knives.

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