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Bid window closes … without much fanfare

‘If we get the bid at our prices, great; if not, we will continue to operate per usual’
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09/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Respondents to a recent HME Newspoll report having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude toward Medicare, in the wake of the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Sept. 18.

Medical Service Company invests in employees

‘Our greatest resources are our people; this is not an expense’
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09/20/2019

CLEVELAND – Medical Service Company plans to boost its starting pay to $15 an hour to recognize the role that employees have in its success.

In brief: Stakeholders issue bid challenge, Invacare appoints new board member

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09/20/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare asks providers to zero in on lawmakers who have previously co-sponsored bid-relief legislation and ask them to support H.R. 2771.

Provider numbers continue to decrease

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09/19/2019

WASHINGTON – The number of suppliers between January and April of this year decreased about 2.7%, according to AAHomecare.

Stakeholders issue challenge on H.R. 2771

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09/19/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare asks providers to zero in on lawmakers who have previously co-sponsored bid-relief legislation and ask them to support H.R. 2771.

Stakeholders eye upcoming payment rule

‘What will be the formula in non-bid areas?’
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09/13/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are stepping back to take a larger view of payment issues for HME, with the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Wednesday.

Providers feel burned in California

Under a proposal, Medi-Cal reimbursement for an oxygen concentrator would drop to $55.19
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09/06/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders.

Customer financing: Meet expectations

Q. How can I offer a better financial experience for my customers?
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09/03/2019

A. Today’s consumers bring high expectations to health and wellness purchases.

Going beyond ‘survival’

Medtrade 2019 strives to inspire hope and optimism for the HME industry
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09/03/2019

While the unspoken theme for Medtrade has been “survival” over the past few years, show organizers want to inspire attendees and exhibitors to think in terms of business success at this year’s gathering, says Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show director.

Patient growth at heart of pediatrics

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09/03/2019

Serving the pediatric market presents its own unique set of challenges for HME providers because of the meticulous detail it requires for its special patients.

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