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Consultant’s corner: Providers tackle enrollment, technology in new year

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01/24/2019

Fighting that fear factor

VGM’s Ronda Buhrmester spent the last two weeks of 2018 taking frantic calls from HME providers wondering whether or not they should change their Medicare enrollment status for 2019.

Non-participating is new normal

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01/18/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out a good chunk of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll didn’t change their enrollment status by a Dec. 31 deadline because they’re already non-participating.

Aeroflow closes out big year

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01/03/2019

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare says it has exceeded its goals for 2018 in sales, employee satisfaction and patient care. The launch of the Aeroflow Urology website and the Aeroflow Breastpumps Lactation Support Directory contributed to a 30% growth in revenue.

Providers set priorities for 2019

‘We can’t do anything about reimbursement, so fix what we can’
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12/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Despite the large number of unknowns for the year ahead, the majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re forging ahead with plans to grow their businesses.

Providers cite frustration with CareCentrix

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12/21/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – HME provider complaints with CareCentrix came to a head recently, when The MED Group reportedly cancelled its payer agreement with the company.

In the year that was and the year ahead, all things point to Congress

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12/21/2018

The tide is finally starting to turn for the HME sector.

OIG: Medicare overpaid suppliers during inpatient stays

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that was provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Is industry in buying slump? It’s tough call

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11/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers aren’t necessarily holding off on equipment purchases in the months leading up to Medicare’s any willing provider provision going into effect, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Q&A: Former CMS official thinks outside ‘black box’

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11/16/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leslie Norwalk is a former CMS acting administrator, but these days, in her role on CareCentrix’s board of directors, she loves being closer to the provider side of things.

HME vs. Amazon: Providers help out—for a fee

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11/09/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have always held the competitive edge over online stores when it comes to service, they say. But now, that service may come with a price tag.

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