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Medicare Trust Fund loses 4 years

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04/30/2003

WASHINGTON — Also in the Medicare Trustees’ Report, projections for the program’s bankruptcy date have moved up four years to the year 2026. Earlier calculations had projected insolvency by 2030.

Question & Answer

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04/30/2003

Supply and demand drives market

Vent cuts hurt Florida providers business

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04/30/2003

ORANGE PARK, Fla. — It’s a sad day when a company has to turn away business due to no fault of its own. But dwindling Medicaid reimbursement coupled with increased insurance costs has forced Chris Horne, president of Advanced Home Respiratory, to do just that.

Texas Rep. to launch next NCB bill

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04/30/2003

WASHINGTON — That Congress would pick up and dust off last year’s competitive bidding proposal has never been in doubt. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) is a diehard booster of putting DMEPOS out to bid.

Something for everyone

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04/30/2003

This year’s Medtrade Spring show will include 60 educational seminars that cover the basics with the intent to provide some value for every person from an HME company who attends the event. That’s to be expected.

Pediatrics

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04/30/2003

Altimate Medical

Looking for Mr./Mrs. Right

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04/30/2003

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — In the wake of Tom Connaughton’s announced departure as AAHomecare CEO, Chairman Steve Knoll and Incoming Chair Joel Mills have begun to receive the names of possible candidates for the open post.

Financial

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04/30/2003

Reporting for efficiency
With Michael Barish

Language delays Permobil act

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04/30/2003

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee House subcommittee put off plans to vote on an initiative to require rehab credentialing April 2 after stakeholders in the proposal disagreed on language in the legislation.

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