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Editor's Note

CMS vs. My Mom

The reality of Round Two’s ridiculousness sinks in as contract holders are unveiled.

Observation Deck

Competitive Bidding: The Prisoner’s Dilemma

There's an element in the field of game theory called "The Prisoner's Dilemma." Did CMS leverage the concept in order to rig competitive bidding?

HME Then & Now

HME Then & Now

As HME Business magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary, we asked various industry veterans to share their thoughts on where the industry has been, where it is headed, what providers should be considering, and how they should be shaping their strategies and business plans to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

CMS Announces Round Two Contractors

Agency awards 13,126 contracts to 799 providers in 2,988 locations to serve Round Two’s 91 CBAs.

Senate Slates Confirmation Hearing for Tavenner

President Obama re-nominates Tavenner this week to serve as administrator of CMS.

California Providers, Patients Endure Bidding Hardships

In the run-up to Round Two, Golden State stakeholders relate fallout of flawed program.

CMS Underutilizes Surety Bonds

HHS OIG report says agency has let millions in overpayments slip through.

Observation Deck

Harnessing the Industry's Passion

CMS has released the Round Two payment rates. What is needed to advance an alternative?



HME Then & Now

HME Then & Now

As HME Business magazine celebrates its 20th anniversary, we asked various industry veterans to share their thoughts on where the industry has been, where it is headed, what providers should be considering, and how they should be shaping their strategies and business plans to face the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Rep. Price, Lawmakers, Others Express Bidding Concerns to CMS

Letter backed by 100 cosigners asks acting CMS admin. for delay to bid program’s implementation.

Wilson to Leave AAHomecare

National industry association will move forward with a new president/CEO in September.

Senate Passes Repeal of Medical Device Tax

Legislation would need to pass House to end 2.3% excise tax.

Reps. Price, Ellmers Respond to USA Today

Lawmakers defend their stance against competitive bidding.

‘Save Patient Access’ Petition Picks Up Steam

Effort calls on Obama administration to replace bidding with MPP.

VADMEC Wraps up Successful Winter Meeting

Event features various conference sessions, announces 2013 officers.

Industry Speaks at Congressional Bidding Briefings

Various HME representatives brief House, Senate staff on competitive bidding’s flaws.

Sequestration’s Impact on HME Still Coming Into Focus

OMB report shows cuts to HHS budget, but to what extent for HME?

Complex Rehab Bill Re-introduced Into House

Bill calls for creating a separate benefit for complex rehab mobility devices.

DC Fly-in Drives Solid Turnout

More than 125 providers tick off more than 250 meetings, industry now follows up.

Competitive Could Impact Top DME Brands

Some sleep providers rethinking their profitability using leading equipment.

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