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Hello, HME News? This is the GAO

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03/16/2010

One morning last month, I, the humble executive editor of HME News, spent 40 minutes on the phone with four Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials, answering questions about Medicare's home oxygen benefit.

The five commandments

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03/16/2010

Many providers built their businesses in the oxygen market. Now, with a few decades of performance history behind us, there are some things we know for certain. Providers are very resilient and tenacious. They have proven abilities to change processes quickly, and, historically, they have taken the high road when it comes to doing the right thing for patients and their families, even if it means, sometimes, not getting paid for it. To continue this "can-do" attitude, there are some practices providers need to embrace going forward.

Think you won't get audited? Think again

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03/03/2010

Q&A with consultant Jeanie Lane

Some cut where it hurts most

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03/03/2010

I read a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in January about the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) cutting its $6-million-a-year wheelchair program due to a decrease in donations and a poor return on its investments, both results of the poor economy.

Oxygen One shows off its strengths

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03/03/2010

Oxygen One earns first runner-up in the respiratory category.

Letter to the editor

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03/03/2010

Physician gives his take on Medicare's new PECOS system.

Letter to the editor

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01/26/2010

I read with great curiosity the article in the January 2010 edition regarding The Scooter Store, and Mr. Harrison's various and obviously unrestrained and not fully thought out comments. I am still shaking my head in disbelief.

Stand up to physicians

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01/26/2010

Just before we went to press with this issue, I listened to an "ask-the-contractor" teleconference for HME providers on CMS's comprehensive error rate testing program (CERT). The DME MACs hosted the teleconference as part of a new education initiative.

Commentary

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01/26/2010

There is a "For Rent" sign in front of a 5,200-square-foot office/warehouse space facing Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Fla.

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