SEWELL, N.J. - Electric Mobility's "not making any money" in its dealer division and as of Jan. 1 stopped selling its popular Rascal scooters and TurnAbout power wheelchair through HMEs, preferring instead to focus on the more lucrative direct-to-consumer market.
GREENVILLE, S.C. Â Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.
WASHINGTON - Now that the House has passed its version of regulatory and contracting relief, the Senate Finance Committee is looking at the issue under the guise of the Medicare Appeals, Regulatory and Contracting Improvement Act of 2001 (S. 1738).
WASHINGTON - On the heels of an OIG report that states in 1999 Medicare paid $32 million for medical equipment and supply claims with invalid UPINs and $59 million for claims with inactive numbers, CMS has released a program memorandum requesting carriers review claims an
WASHINGTON - A slew of recent OIG reports studying the discount below AWP at which pharmacies purchase brand name drugs in various states is strengthening CMS's argument that average wholesale prices might distort drug prices, healthcare attorneys are saying.
ATLANTA - Coalition America (CA), a healthcare technology company working to help other companies control costs, expects the recession to result in an increase in the number of patients without health insurance.