Legislative


Round Two PMD Provider Availability Plummets

Providers cite insufficient reimbursement for refusing contracts; even availability for repairs declines.

Round One Grandfathering Deadline Approaching

Providers have fewer than two weeks to notify Round One patients whether or not they are grandfathering.

CMS Slates Special Open Door for Nov. 15

Call will cover streamlined access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES MLN Conencts.

CMS Announces Contract Suppliers for Round One Recompete

CBIC releases full list; announcement follows Oct. 1 release of Round One recompete bid rates.

Industry Newsmaker

Mr. Ryan Goes to Washington

Homecare Concepts’ Tom Ryan has a history of advocating for the industry. Now he’s leading it.

NHIC Describes CERT Errors on Wheelchair Claims

Sample claims are said to be representative of the most commonly seen mistakes.

Organizations Catalog Bidding Casualties

AAHomecare, People for Quality Care collect and share examples of more than 2,000 patient access problems.

AAHomecare: ‘We Are Going to Win’

Industry association calls on Medtrade attendees to join organization, fight for H.R. 1717.



HME Prayer Breakfast Slated for Oct. 9

HME Christian Fellowship to host its 3rd annual breakfast.

Landauer Metropolitan Files Chapter 11

DME provider continues to operate in nine states, still taking patients.

H.R. 1717 Now at 157 Co-Sponsors

Industry advocates continue to call for MPP bill support but shutdown could hamper efforts.

Orthotics & Prosthetics

Business Solutions

Is the Grass Really Greener?

In terms of referral sources, skills and business assets, as well as reimbursement rates, orthotics and prosthetics has represented an alluring business opportunity for providers. But is its attractive funding situation changing?

2014 Respiratory and Sleep Outlook

2014 Respiratory and Sleep Outlook

Pitfalls and Possibilities

Competitive Bidding, audits and face-to-face evaluations will shape respiratory and sleep providers'course through 2014.

Editor's Note

Knowing Your Value

Round Two is scary, but don't permit fear over competitive bidding to color your strategic planning. Your business has considerable value to offer. It's time to make that value known.

HME Competitive Bidding Thrill Ride

Business Solutions

The HME Thrill Ride

HME providers have been on a roller coaster over the past few years. What's in store for them from a regulatory and business standpoint in 2014, and how should they shape their business strategies to survive and succeed?

Observation Deck

Committing to the Cause

As a committed homecare provider, you have worked for many years to form the relationships that are required to encourage grass-roots political action. The next step is to make the ask. Here are four key action steps you can take to help the industry effort:

Providers Must Comply by New HIPAA Rules

HITECH Act requirements to strengthen patient privacy reach their compliance date.

H.R. 1717 Hits 156 Co-Sponsors

Three lawmakers join ranks of backers in the House for the MPP bill.

Medicare Spending Growth Slowed to 4.6% in 2012

$579.9 billion spent last year; previous year saw 6.2% growth; 2015-to-2022 period to see 7.4%.

HHS OIG Kicks Off Bidding Investigation

Announced in late August, OIG begins inquiry into unlicensed Round Two bidders.

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