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Problem Solver

Five Bariatric Bath Safety Fundamentals

Simple, but important techniques, products HME providers can leverage to ensure bath safety for bariatric patients.

Observation Deck

Repair Guidelines Need Repairs

Providers’ profit margins determine how extensively they can provide comprehensive services, and in no division is this dynamic more important than in the DME repair arena. That's why the scenario of DMEMAC Medical Directors setting allowed labor limits on repair services must change.

CEDI Calling on ICD-10 Volunteers

Participants for each DME MAC will help prepare for Oct. 1 transition.

People in HME

Griffin Hires Three, Promotes Another

Provider adds insurance verification, customer service reps; promotes service and distribution manager.

AAHomecare to Launch Social Media Campaign

Effort designed to drive consumer awareness of negative impacts of Medicare reforms.

HMEB, RSM Conducting 2014 Oxygen Market Survey

Sixth annual survey covers topics such as clinical treatment, increasing COPD diagnosis, audits, bidding.

HMEB Launches New Products Award

Program will recognize products and business surveys across 15 categories

Resmed Unveils New Branding

Slogan ‘Changing lives with every breath’ accompanies new logo; strategy starts in U.S., to go global.



Washington Update: National Expansion of Bidding a ‘Disaster’

Recent Senate win on ‘doc fix’ step forward, more co-sponsors needed for H.R. 1717.

AAHomecare Outlines Audit Reform Objectives

Association advises Senate Finance Committee, gearing up to launch legislation, other initiatives.

VGM Continues Bidding Survey

Organization calls on providers to share feedback on CMS’s plan to take bidding national by 2016.

Medtrade Spring

Medtrade Spring

Providers Prepare to Hit the Strip

Scheduled for March 10 to 12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Medtrade Spring Conference and Expo will feature plenty of conference sessions and workshops packed with information to help providers build and grow their businesses.

MPP Bill at 171 Backers

H.R. 1717 picks up two more lawmakers seeking to replace competitive bidding.

Obama Expands Bidding in 2015 Budget

President’s package would apply NCB rates to Medicaid program.

People in HME

AAHomcare Adds Senior Media Manager

Ludwick joins association to head up its digital media and communications.

HHS, DOJ Recover $4.3B in Fraud

Latest report details various instances of Medicare fraud, but doesn’t focus on DME as the central cause.

Competitive Bidding Round Two

About Grandfathered Patients

Editor's Note

Time to Start Pushing Back

Respiratory and Competitive Bidding Round Two

Competitive Bidding Round Two

Coming up for Air: Respiratory & Round Two

O2 Providers share their initial experiences with competitive bidding Round Two and how it’s forced them to find ways to keep their businesses thriving.

Observation Deck

Flirting With Disaster

Webcasts

The Competitive Bidding Survival Manual
How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

No Weak Links: How Providers Can  Forge an Unbreakable Supply Chain
FREE event sponsored by McKesson

Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
Available on-demand for a limited time

Binding Bids Bill

To what degree are you lobbying on behalf of H.R. 4920, the Binding Bids Bill?





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