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When it comes to CPAP requirements, 'it's complicated'

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08/25/2010

With audits ramping up around the country, CPAP providers say they devote more time and effort than ever before to keep up with Medicare policy.

Membership has its privileges

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08/19/2010

CPAP provider Lisa Feierstein found herself in the prestigious pages of the Wall Street Journal online this week. It's all in who you know, says Feierstein, president of Active Healthcare in Raleigh, N.C.

New program as easy as 1-2-3

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07/22/2010

Simple steps like hand washing help prevent infection, but too often overwhelmed caregivers forget, says Pediatric Home Service (PHS).

Providers targeted for certain claims

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07/22/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Medicare is demanding repayment for diabetes and other Part B supplies that it says should have been billed to other payers, but industry stakeholders say the products were dispensed in "good faith."

At PHS, only the best need apply

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07/22/2010

ROSEVILLE, Minn. - Caring for sick kids requires special people–something the staff at Pediatric Home Service (PHS) takes very seriously.

A mom and pop grows up

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07/21/2010

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Robert Weinroth and his wife started American Diabetes Services "from nothing" 10 years ago. These days, they have 40 employees and 30,000 patients.

Rx pushes for bidding exemption

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07/08/2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Pharmacy stakeholders are "cautiously optimistic" that pharmacies could get a pass on having to competitively bid diabetes supplies.

Proposed mail-order change raises eyebrows

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07/01/2010

BALTIMORE - CMS has taken a step closer toward establishing a national mail order bidding program for diabetes supplies with a proposal to broaden the definition of what constitutes "mail order."

ASP figures: Big change for budesonide

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06/24/2010

BALTIMORE - Industry stakeholders were caught off guard last week when the average sales price (ASP) of budesonide, as one person put it, "tanked."

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