September 2013 HME Business

September 2013


Competitive Bidding Fight

Industry Trends

The Competitive Bidding Fight Goes into Extra Innings

By Joseph Duffy

The fight to stop national competitive bidding has gone into extra innings — and then some. With Round Two reaching implementation and bringing the program to near national coverage, providers are still fighting to stop the program while they contend with its impact. How are they faring from a business and advocacy standpoint?

Measuring HME Success

Products & Technology

Measuring for Success

By David Kopf

As HME providers, owners and operators work to drive as much efficiency as possible in their businesses while seeking out new sources of revenue, they are becoming increasingly number-focused business managers. What are some key datapoints providers should monitor?


Editor's Note

Going the Distance

By David Kopf

Observation Deck

Ensuring a 'Sure Thing' Stays Sure

By Julie Piriano

CMS’s proposed rule asking for comments on the reclassification of 80 HCPCS codes from the inexpensive or routinely purchased payment category to the capped rental category threatens the viability and success of complex rehab.


Problem Solvers

Giving Patients What They Want

By Joseph Duffy

Today’s car makers manufacture a plethora of models to suit any and all drivers’ needs and wants. Not surprisingly, patients needing auto access solutions have an equally broad set of requirements and tastes.

Being the Squeaky Wheel

Providers must stay in constant communication with their legislators. Here are some handy tips.

Software Data Tools

Data monitoring tools that today's HME software tools offer providers, owners and operators.

HME Business Podcast