January 20, 2003
WASHINGTON - The federal government will face "serious fiscal problems" without prompt reforms to Medicare, White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels said last week.
January 13, 2003
WASHINGTON - Medicare rates for semi-electric hospital beds are "substantially higher" than other payer rates, and CMS should reduce them, the OIG concluded in a December report.
WASHINGTON - Medicare spending for durable medical equipment grew by 6.5% in 2001, more than two percentage points slower than the 8.7% rate increase in overall healthcare spending.
ORLANDO, Fla. - Rotech's new CEO Philip Carter has dipped into the talent pool at his old employer, Apria, to fill key executive positions.
Rotech announced today that it has appointed:
WASHINGTON - The departure of Trent Lott and arrival of Bill Frist as the next Senate Majority Leader will, by many accounts, sharpen the focus on healthcare in the next Congress.
WASHINGTON - Various DMERC publications have informed providers that they must drop HCPCS and use National Drug Codes (NDC) as part of HIPAA beginning April 1, and rumors are flying.
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