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Lincare hit with another overtime-related lawsuit

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11/15/2016

PHILADELPHIA – Jeffrey Sawyer has filed a class action lawsuit against Health Care Solutions at Home and Lincare, alleging the companies failed to properly compensate him for all the hours he worked, according to PennRecord.

CMS reviews second draft of e-templates for oxygen

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10/28/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS still needs to better clarify which data elements are required to qualify Medicare beneficiaries for home oxygen therapy, says AAHomecare’s Kim Brummett.

Stakeholders take their time with alternative payment model

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10/28/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun developing drafts for an alternative payment model for respiratory care, but they’re taking it one step at a time.

Q&A: DME Exchange

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10/21/2016

Dallas may have the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country, and DME Exchange of Dallas, a nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and redistributes DME, is on a mission to help the city’s most vulnerable.

Incentives: Drive staff, sales

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10/21/2016

Providers who don’t offer their employees commission-based compensation are doing it all wrong, says Wayne Slavitt, CEO of Long Beach, Calif.-based Mobül.

FODAC paves way with accreditation

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10/21/2016

ATLANTA – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) recently received accreditation as a DME provider from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), paving the way for it to partner with other healthcare providers, says the nonprofit. 

Persistence of providers pays off for patients

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10/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers in the Southeast were prepared as ever when Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Oct. 8, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t face tremendous challenges.

CQRC turns up the heat

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10/14/2016

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home oxygen providers and manufacturers, has always taken an active role with CMS and on Capitol Hill, says Chairman Dan Starck.

What’s to learn from Wells Fargo?

Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue spells out legal considerations of sales programs
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10/14/2016

YARMOUTH, Maine – Banking giant Wells Fargo is under fire from consumers and Congress for setting such high sales goals, employees felt pressured to create sham accounts. The controversy has shined a light on how companies set up their sales program.

Divide and conquer: PHM plans split

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10/07/2016

LAFAYETTE, La. – After making a splash with the roll up of several HME companies, Patient Home Monitoring said in September it will split into two separate companies as part of a restructuring plan.

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