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CMS proposes changes for surety bonds

Do they counters abuses to the program, or place too heavy burdens on providers?
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07/26/2016

On March 1, 2016, CMS published a proposed rule that seeks to address a growing number of abuses of the federal healthcare program by certain Medicare providers.

Legislation solves simple problem

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07/25/2016

In an article posted to your website on June 1, 2016, titled “Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill,” there were a number of statements included that were erroneously reported, and we, therefore, thought it paramount to send in this clarification.

Help make it all possible

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06/21/2016

It is a sport played in 27 countries. Thousands of uniquely gifted athletes of all ages compete. Scores of spectators are amazed. It touches hearts and changes lives.

For tech, benefits outweigh costs

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05/20/2016

2016 is proving to be another exciting year for information technology in the HME industry.

Opportunity knocks for HME

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03/21/2016

HME suppliers, large and small, are consolidating at a rapid pace. Case in point, German company Linde’s (Lincare) pending acquisition of American HomePatient. Expect to see more large deals happening in 2016.

The battle continues for accessories

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02/22/2016

It is quite remarkable that Congress has to pass a law to get Medicare to follow a law passed seven years prior, and beyond disturbing that when Congress does take such action, Medicare responds with an unprecedented six-month implementation delay, which will p

Complex rehab market is not increasing

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02/22/2016

I read with great interest the “growth market” article in your Vendors section in last month’s issue (“Rehab attracts new players,” February 2016). 

Another positive sign for HME industry? Fresh faces

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01/25/2016

It has been said that our industry is shrinking, which I do believe has some truths. I, however, see our industry in a more transformative state, with new products, new services and new ideas.

DME is what we use, HME is what we do

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01/25/2016

Historically, items like hospital beds, oxygen tanks and concentrators, wheelchairs, commodes, ambulatory aids, compressors and other items that could be used to support a medical need on an ongoing basis were referred to as DME.

What's the key to successful physician adoption of electronic templates?

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01/25/2016

Dedicated documentation acquisition specialists can assist mobility suppliers in coordinating with prescribing practitioners for purposes of scheduling, successfully examining, and thoroughly documenting the results of face-to-face exams for power and manual wh

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