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Letter: How long can we tolerate a passive, hands-off attitude?

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06/22/2012

In May, the home medical equipment sector had the opportunity to present the case against competitive bidding at a hearing before the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. The American Association of Homecare was represented, as was NAIMES.

'It all starts with the doctor'

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06/22/2012

I read a short article in the Houston Chronicle recently about a doctor on trial for allegedly filing $5.22 million in phony home health care claims by selling his signature over and over again.

Audits Part IV: DME MACs vs. ZPICs

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05/24/2012

Editor’s note: Part V will discuss contractor abuses.

Disability path to love

One study estimates that more than 90% of the housing units in the United States are inaccessible to people with disabilities
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05/24/2012

“You must be crazy or in love,” a friend observed after I described how I travel to the home of the woman I love (257 miles away).

Consultant's corner: Get creative, but within your comfort zone

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05/24/2012

Stop thinking “patient” and start thinking “customer,” says Susean Nichols, president of Millennium Management Services.

Gut feelings and patience

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05/24/2012

Data has always been a hallmark of the HME News Business Summit. Each year in our Financial Benchmarking presentation, providers see how they stack up against their peers in everything from net revenues to DSO to employee expenses.

Letter: CMS is barking up the wrong tree

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04/23/2012

In the last several weeks, there have been two CMS announcements, covered by national news organizations, in regard to Medicare fraud. The first is a physician in Los Angeles, Dr. Jacques Roy, charged with a $375 million Medicare scam. Yes, $375 million!

Don't know what to say about market pricing?

People For Quality Care provides Cliff's Notes
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04/23/2012

As we reach the one-year anniversary of pushing H.R. 1041 to eliminate competitive bidding, we now need all of our allies to include the market-pricing program (MPP) in their conversations to Congress.

Legal roadmap to accountable care

How can you be a player, and what are your responsibilities?
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04/23/2012

Section 302 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes provisions related to Medicare payments to providers of services and suppliers that participate in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Don't count on the court, just get down to business

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04/23/2012

You might not want to count on the U.S. Supreme Court to save the HME industry from a host of painful provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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