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Obama makes his pick for CMS administrator


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Andrew Slavitt as CMS administrator, according to news reports.

Slavitt has been acting administrator for CMS since Marilyn Tavenner stepped down in February.

Reporter's notebook: Providers no fans of healthcare law


With so much of the national conversation in recent weeks focused on the Affordable Care Act, which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld in June, I decided to casually ask HME providers how the law would impact them. Boy, did I get an earful.

Analysis of Affordable Care Act: Expanding coverage holds promise for HME providers

The wild card, says Asela Cuervo: ‘The overall effect of the law on increased access will depend on whether providers are in states that fully implement Medicaid expansion in 2014’

Given the U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) v. Sebelius, it may be time to revisit the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on HME providers.

ACA decision and NCB and MPP


WASHINGTON – It was probably a long shot, anyway, but stakeholders now know for sure that the U.S. Supreme Court won’t save them from an expansion of competitive bidding or several other HME-related provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Live blogging from HME Business Summit: Buckle your seat belts

Monday, September 13, 2010

Professor Larry Van Horn, a self-professed "bitter evil little man," on the future of Medicare.

Van Horn just asked attendees in the room to raise their hands if they would have voted for healthcare reform. A few hands. How many would not have voted for reform? A lot of hands.

First-month purchase option: Industry shifts gears

Friday, May 7, 2010

Instead of repealing the provision to eliminate the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs, industry stakeholders are working with lawmakers to delay it.

Providers 'play it safe'


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

Healthcare reform: Industry ponders next move in new reality


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