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Caught on tape: Criticism of bid program mixed in with criticism of Obamacare

Also, Secretary Price finally goes on record about access issues
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06/09/2017

WASHINGTON – When HHS Secretary Tom Price took to Twitter last week to post several videos of small business owners speaking on the negative impact of Obamacare, one in particular caught the eye of social media-savvy HME providers.

Medtrade offers discount for early registration

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06/09/2017

ATLANTA – Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday, June 12. This year’s show takes place Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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06/08/2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

QMES secures more financing

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06/02/2017

NEW YORK – HME platform company QMES has obtained a second round of financing from CIT Group.

Small Business Committee goes to bat for HME

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05/24/2017

WASHINGTON – The House Small Business Committee is asking Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price for relief for HME providers.

Ryan French has knack

‘I’ve always had that ability to use a program and figure out how it works and why it works’
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05/23/2017

When Ryan French first started working at Jim’s Pharmacy & Home Health two-and-a-half years ago, the provider was still using a phone message book to jot down customer special orders.

Medtrade shifts to shorter show

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05/19/2017

ATLANTA – Medtrade officials have shortened this year’s show and added a cash incentive to attendees who stick around for the duration.

HME infrastructure crumbles

‘I’ve been saying for a while that I think we’ve crossed the tipping point,’ says one provider
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05/05/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – CMS set out to reduce the number of HME providers with competitive bidding and, as recent data shows, it has done just that, say providers.

In brief: Data shows sharp decline, Invacare cleared for re-inspection

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04/28/2017

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%.

CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers

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04/27/2017

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%.

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