Sizing up the Super Committee

The Super committee was created as part of the budget and debt-ceiling agreement approved by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in August, and it could mean more funding trouble for the HME industry.

MedPAC Proposes Additional HME Cuts

Reimbursement reductions part of $230 billion plan to cover doc fix.

MED Group Launches Competitive Bidding Institute

Fifty-city seminar series on NCB preparation is open to anyone.

NGS Clarifies of KX/GA Modifiers Use

Jurisdiction B DME MAC issued a clarification on when modifiers can be used on same line in "same or similar" situations.

HQAA to Anthem/Wellpoint: 'Our Accreditation Counts'

Accrediting organization says insurance conglomerate is unfairly not recognizing its DMEPOS accreditation.

H.R. 1041 Picks up 5 More Backers

House competitive bidding repeal bill now up to 150 co-sponsors.

CBIC: Round Two’s Around the Bend

Competitive bidding contractor reminds providers of Round Two schedule.

Funding Fundamentals:

Are You Prepared for an Audit?

ZPICs mean no more business as usual in DME.

Editor's Note

Not So Super

A special committee deciding the fate of Medicare cuts should have you worried.

HME private payor funding

Business Solutions

Private Payor Private Party

Many HME providers have included private payor funding as an essential part of their business, and many more providers have been turning to the private insurance market in recent years as Medicare funding has been repeatedly cut. However consolidation and single-provider deals are making the private payor market increasingly difficult. How are HME businesses coping?

AAHomecare: 'What Happened to Bid Changes?'

Contrary to Congressional directives, CMS has made no changes to Round Two to protect beneficiaries.

CBIC Releases Round 2 Categories, Zip Codes

Expansion of bid program incorporates mail-order competition, bidding begins in winter.

Budget Agreement: HME's Fate Remains Uncertain

Medicare cuts are still on the table for joint congressional panel that must outline $1.5T more in cuts.

Big Hit

Business Solutions

Oxygen Outlook: The Next Big Hit

They say that change can be good, but not when it comes to the oxygen services market. Years of major upheavals stacked on top of each other have added up to a heavy burden indeed for respiratory providers. Yet, somehow they have managed to survive and reinvent themselves. Can they do the same in Rounds One and Two of competitive bidding?

Audit Training Hits the Highway

Invacare, VGM 'Audit Roadshow' slated for various locations in August.

Upcoming Webinars

Partnering with Confidence
Learn about the legal aspects that HME providers must understand when entering into joint ventures and other arrangements with referral sources.

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