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Lack of unified stance on settlements, poll finds

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10/12/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out, even with the huge backlog of Medicare appeals stuck at the administrative law judge level, whether or not to accept a settlement is as divisive an issue as it gets in the HME industry.

CMS suspends certain requirements in hurricane’s wake

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10/11/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS will temporarily suspend certain requirements for Medicare beneficiaries who have lost or sustained damage to the DMEPOS as a result of Hurricane Michael.

Stakeholders pressure CMS with two letters

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – A groundswell of grassroots support carried a pair of bid-related sign-on letters over the finish line last week, say industry stakeholders.

Reimbursement cuts create opportunity, says investor

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10/05/2018

WALTHAM, Mass. – While many investors are afraid of what CMS has done to reimbursement, Great Elm Capital sees it as an opportunity, says John Ehlinger, managing director.

Invacare launches BluePrint for Success

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10/05/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has launched a program with resources, tools and support to help HME providers succeed.

Industry, CMS need to ‘have conversation’ about disaster relief

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders.

Education for 'today and the future'

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09/24/2018

Ask Medtrade Education Director Jeff Baird how he and his colleagues develop the most relevant topics for HME providers at the annual Georgia World Congress Center conference and expo, Oct. 15-17, he will tell you it comes down to timing.

Reporter's notebook: Inc. list loses luster for HME providers

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09/24/2018

NEW YORK – Every year around this time, HME News usually gets a small flurry of press releases from HME providers who have landed on Inc. Magazine’s annual 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S.

Hurricane Florence tests HME providers and their patients

‘Getting in touch with them is harder than it’s been with past storms,’ says one provider
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09/21/2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. – In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence late last week, HME providers struggled to get back to business as usual and scrambled to make contact with a large population of displaced patients.

Stark, Baird on post-Jan. 1

They address referral source re-education, capped rental conundrums, and outdated agreements
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09/14/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Medicare landscape could look very different on Jan. 1, 2019, but industry watchers don’t expect any knee-jerk reactions from HME providers.

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