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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.

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?

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