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Competitive bidding chronicles: Month 1

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01/23/2011

Editor's note: Each month, HME News will be following two providers--one contract supplier and one non-contract supplier--as they try to navigate a new Medicare landscape that includes competitive bidding.

When it comes to retail, it's a Good Life

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01/23/2011

There was a time when provider Stacy Cohen couldn’t have imagined buying things online. Nowadays, she is continually finding ways to maximize her retail business on the web.

Home care here to stay

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01/23/2011

Greg Spratt started out at a mom-and-pop provider in 1981 and eventually landed in the corporate offices of Rotech in 1997. He is currently director of clinical marketing for Oridion Capnographies, which manufactures CO2 monitors.

Briefs

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01/23/2011

FARGO, N.D. – In the second quarter, from September 2010 through November 2010, Noridian Administrative Services (NAS) found that of 865 claims for oxygen and oxygen equipment reviewed, 573 were denied, resulting in an error rate of 67%.

Bill Griffin for office?

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01/23/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Provider Bill Griffin hasn’t thrown his hat into the political ring yet, but he’s certainly prepared when the time comes.

Medical Mart shuts down: 'We have mixed emotions'

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01/13/2011

ROCK HILL, S.C. - This isn't how Bob Luftin wanted to leave the HME industry.

Praxair wants to ditch home care

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01/06/2011

DANBURY, Conn. - Once there were three industrial gas giants in the homecare market. Soon there could be none.

Get listed: Directory of oxygen providers hits the web

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12/27/2010

OCEAN BEACH, Calif. – Bill Ray says he’s not sure why he thought of developing a website to help oxygen users find providers when they’re away from home.

OK to contact beneficiaries? 'It's as clear as mud'

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12/22/2010

HOUSTON - An HME provider who was going above and beyond to meet Medicare's rules on when it's OK and not OK to contact beneficiaries plans to change his ways.

Ask for AdvaCare

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12/21/2010

AdvaCare Home Services has created a new brand that makes it crystal clear the company does way more than just drop off equipment at a patient's home.
"We want patients to be able to stay at home and be happy and healthy and recover," said CEO Tammy Zelenko. "That has always been part of our mission and our vision, but how do we make that happen, and how, visually, do you portray that?"

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