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Left no choice

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12/20/2013

I read Teresa Austin’s letter to the editor (HME News, November 2013) and it is a clear picture of Medicare’s callous disregard to anyone with a disability.

Bid program undermines reform

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11/22/2013

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to launch an era of smarter, more efficient government health policies and practices, ones that reward innovation, quality care and patient satisfaction.

Build up, don't tear down

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11/22/2013

Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I couldn’t help but scoff at a quote from CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in a recent press release touting major savings for Medicare beneficiaries.

Is this a joke?

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10/25/2013

I saw the brief that HME News put out on Rotech (Rotech has proof of insolvency, HME Newswire). Is this just the biggest slap in the face you can have for the competitive bidding process?

Healthcare system is terrifying

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10/25/2013

I think that we are all so busy keeping our heads above water and trying to save what we spent our lifetimes creating that there has been no unity in stopping this disaster called competitive bidding.

Open doors to new revenue opportunities

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10/25/2013

As providers deal with the evolving DME environment, the focus is on how to grow revenue in a market where fee schedules are continuing to contract.

You aren't dead, neither is your biz

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10/25/2013

In 1958, Thurma Sobczyk and her husband Dan built their home in a working class neighborhood in Omaha, Neb. Dan was a plumber and did much of the work himself.

A sad day for patients

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10/25/2013

Since 2013, we have been experiencing difficulty in getting power wheelchairs approved by Medicare. A doctor drawing a “single line” not a “double line” through a correction is one example as to why we got a denial. My jaw dropped. 

Retailers create traffic, carry best brands

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10/25/2013

Stay the course might be trite, but it certainly applies to the present retail initiatives in the HME industry. Challenges faced by providers due to the evolving market require branching out and an expanding focus in the cash sales of retail products.

Are you a best-in-class provider?

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10/25/2013

I don’t think I’ll get much of an argument for saying that times are tough right now, with audits, Round 2 of national competitive bidding (NCB) and decreased reimbursement affecting the vast majority of providers.

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