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Survey highlights broken Medicare system

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09/28/2017

WASHINGTON – More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.

Retail remains a key Medtrade theme

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09/22/2017

As the home medical equipment business continues to search for a clear identity in the healthcare continuum, the retail model serves as a beacon to guide the industry forward.

Tax credit could be boon for home modifications

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09/22/2017

The home medical equipment industry is poised to benefit from the “aging in place” movement, especially on the home modification front.

New biz: I Love Lucy’s

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09/22/2017

WINDSOR, Colo. – As an 18-year-old HME patient, Lucy Sodre learned how critical the right equipment is to the recovery process. At 21, she began working for a Miami-based provider.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

CMS issues disaster guidance for DME

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09/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Medicare will pay for beneficiary-owned DME that has been damaged or destroyed in circumstances related to a declared emergency like Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey: Providers begin clean up, question CMS policy

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09/01/2017

HOUSTON – As the massive flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey began to recede last week, HME providers were starting to assess the damage wrought by the historic storm.

Providers to SBA: Monitoring clipboards won’t curb fraud

‘The new administration is asking how to get rid of the regulations’
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09/01/2017

WASHINGTON – From accreditation to audits, HME providers let panel members at a Small Business Administration hearing last week know exactly how they feel about burdensome regulations.

Website aims to be point of contact

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08/28/2017

With consumers continuing to go online to research and purchase home medical equipment, a new website aims to connect patients and caregivers with information about in-home services including HME and local providers.

Cancer survivor opens HME business

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08/16/2017

WINDSOR, Colo. – A 27-year-old cancer survivor has opened a medical supply business here called I Love Lucy’s Home Medical Supply and Equipment.

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