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CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers


WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

Bid reform: Options, opportunities


The DMEPOS competitive bidding program has a long and controversial history; at this point, however, the program appears to be well-cemented into the fabric of the industry.

Tougher times ahead: Impact of rate cuts pile up


YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 65% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they can sustain their businesses for less than a year, if they don’t get reimbursement relief.

VGM: Take impact survey


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is asking HME providers who haven’t already done so to take its Supplier Impact Survey.

Welcome to Port Angeles, Washington, home of dedicated HME providers

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The United States is a vast and wonderous place. From our perch in Maine, high up on the eastern seaboard, we here at HME News get to talk to people all across the country, including—when we can get those pesky time zones aligned—Alaska and Hawaii (here’s looking at you, Paul Gammie!).

Want to succeed? Embrace failure


LAS VEGAS – When Erik Mickelson launched the HME division of his family’s pharmacy business, it took nine months for him to make his first HME sale.

ACA or no ACA, HME providers don't expect much change


The fate of the Affordable Care Act lies in the hands of the Republican-controlled Congress, but HME providers for the most part don’t expect to feel much of an impact if the program were repealed.

Binson’s to ‘Binson-ize’ H-Care


CENTER LINE, Mich. – Binson’s Home Health Care Centers is ramping up its retail presence in Michigan with the acquisition of two H-Care stores in Flint and Saginaw.

Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Q&A: DME Exchange


Dallas may have the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country, and DME Exchange of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and redistributes DME, is on a mission to help the city’s most vulnerable.