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Case managers have stacks of complaints

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02/21/2014

Recently, the North Florida Coalition of Home Medical Equipment providers coordinated a meeting between several of the largest hospital systems in North Florida, along with some nursing facilities and the local offices of Sens.

Audits: Public enemy No. 1

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02/21/2014

Walt Gorski, formerly of AAHomecare, once told me that audits were a bigger issue for HME providers than competitive bidding.

I’m starting to believe him.

Give government what it says it wants: No service

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01/24/2014

Editor’s note: The following letter was in response to a story titled “Subcontracting: Not what it’s cracked up to be,” which appeared in the November issue of HME News.

There are things you can control

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01/24/2014

Providers in the home medical equipment industry often lament the burdensome audit scrutiny we endure from CMS and third-party payers.

CMS can't ignore input

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01/24/2014

There’s a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner.

Association membership: Expense or investment

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01/24/2014

When it comes to deciding whether or not to join or renew membership with an HME association, the decision maker needs to ask this question: Is this an investment for my business or an expense? At first blush, it would appear to be an expense.

Coated catheters need distinct HCPCS code

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12/20/2013

In the current HCPCS fee schedule, hydrophilic coated and uncoated intermittent catheters (IC) are lumped together within the same three codes (A4351-52-53).

Different take on unbundling

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12/20/2013

In response to your story “Unbundling trips up providers” (HME News, December 2013), I would like to draw your attention to the following clarification from the Jurisdiction B DME MAC:

28-month delay will be disastrous for providers

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12/20/2013

Referring to the brief “Gov’t delays hearings” (HME Newswire, Nov. 4), I wanted to give you some additional perspective on this situation.

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.

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