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Somebody is getting busy...

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11/21/2011

This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

Who is in charge of Medicare?

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11/21/2011

The wide-ranging debate over Medicare, a major factor in the presidential election next year, primarily focuses on whether future generations will benefit in the same way that the current 46 million recipients like me benefit. Politicians, critics and would-be-recipients express the illusion that the health care I receive from Medicare represents the ideal. I believe that the only way to save Medicare is to dramatically improve the way it is run today so that it remains a program worth saving.

'We can't save the world'

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11/21/2011

The week before I sat down to write this editorial, I was on vacation. To say that I felt out of the loop is an understatement, which doesn't bode well for an editor who's trying to come up with a topic for an editorial.

Patients, products and payers: Three essential elements of success

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10/30/2011

We operate in a highly complex industry facing a complicated and seemingly ever-changing landscape of challenges to navigate.

2011 HME Excellence Awards

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10/30/2011

SALT LAKE CITY - Anyone looking for three steps to HME success won't get it from Jay Broadbent.

Behind the numbers

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10/30/2011

If you're like me, and you follow the Medicare Market Marker on our Databank page each month (partly because I have to put it together, but mostly because I find it interesting), you probably raised an eyebrow while reviewing the last few issues.

What's in a name?

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10/30/2011

Would you rather be a gravedigger or a funeral director? What about a used car salesman or a seller of certified pre-owned vehicles? Why would the personnel department change its name to the human resources department? All these titles have something in common; they evoke a response, a judgment of the value of these positions. It is about perception.

Letters to the editor: Hail the French

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10/30/2011

Having lived and traveled in both France and other parts of Europe for several years, I believe that what we Americans think of as "cutting edge" reform and tools have been in place overseas for decades (See "CMS takes new approach to fraud," HME News, August 2011). Our government must very quickly revamp the current archaic system of Medicare and reimbursement. American private insurance companies are gouging the public with little coverage and huge premiums, which continue to rise without any effective government oversight.

Stand up and be counted

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09/25/2011

AAHomecare will host its semi-annual reception to raise funds for the Stand Up for Homecare Campaign on the first evening of Medtrade--Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please attend this reception and help enhance public awareness about the entire home medical equipment sector.

Medtrade: Are you coming...or going?

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09/25/2011

Endless healthcare debates, byzantine regulations and cutthroat competition have fractured the HME industry. Add the crippling economic turmoil of the last several years, particularly the recent debt crisis, and it's no wonder the industry teeters on the brink.

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