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Not all MCOs are hot on Medicaid

Smaller and nonprofit organizations exit, consolidating market

YARMOUTH, Maine – The upward trajectory of MCOs managing state Medicaid programs has hit a kink.

Heartland Conference invites all providers


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has opened up its annual Heartland Conference to all HME providers for the first time. The move was driven by CMS’s plans to consolidate all competitive bidding areas for Round 2021, the company says.

MAMES convention a hit


DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s MAMES Spring Convention drew a record number of attendees and was the third consecutive year the event received a 4.0 rating from attendees, the association says. Rick Adamich, president of Oxygen One, won the MAMES Above and Beyond Award.

MS Supply takes on WellCare


TAMPA, Fla. – MS Supply and Home Health Company, a mom-and-pop provider, has filed a lawsuit against WellCare, claiming the managed care organization owes it more than $1 million.

Non-rural providers feel sidelined


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers located in the “no-man’s land” between rural areas and competitive bid areas say they are nearing the breaking point.

Pay attention to bid calculators, say poll respondents


YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 80% of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have used or plan to use new bid calculators developed by industry stakeholders to help them formulate their bids for Round 2021.

Orbit shifts operations to Aurora


AURORA, Ill. – Orbit Medical has leased 15,233 square feet of office and industrial space in Aurora, Ill., relocating its operations there from Naperville, Ill., according to local news reports.

Five safe bets at Medtrade Spring


LAS VEGAS – The proverbial “good old days” may indeed be gone, but the good new days may well be around the corner. For providers who have rejected nostalgia, Medtrade Spring has long represented the promise of a fresh new season.

ATLAS-RPM makes debut


LAS VEGAS – ATLAS Software, an integrated software that combines enterprise resource planning with customer relationship management for complex rehab and HME providers, has launched ATLAS-RPM, a professional services group.

Impact of gap period? Too early to tell in most areas


YARMOUTH, Maine – What has been the impact of a two-year gap between competitive bidding contracts? It all depends who you ask.