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Stakeholders eye upcoming payment rule

‘What will be the formula in non-bid areas?’
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09/13/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are stepping back to take a larger view of payment issues for HME, with the bid window for Round 2021 closing on Wednesday.

Providers feel burned in California

Under a proposal, Medi-Cal reimbursement for an oxygen concentrator would drop to $55.19
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09/06/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders.

Customer financing: Meet expectations

Q. How can I offer a better financial experience for my customers?
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09/03/2019

A. Today’s consumers bring high expectations to health and wellness purchases.

Going beyond ‘survival’

Medtrade 2019 strives to inspire hope and optimism for the HME industry
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09/03/2019

While the unspoken theme for Medtrade has been “survival” over the past few years, show organizers want to inspire attendees and exhibitors to think in terms of business success at this year’s gathering, says Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show director.

Patient growth at heart of pediatrics

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09/03/2019

Serving the pediatric market presents its own unique set of challenges for HME providers because of the meticulous detail it requires for its special patients.

Mass Bay changes name

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09/03/2019

HANOVER, Mass. – Mass Bay Respiratory recently changed its name to Mass Bay Medical in an effort to rebrand the company and move on from the past.

“We’re not really into oxygen (anymore), so the name was deceiving,” said Dianne Long, owner.

Former employee buys Loop Medical

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09/03/2019

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. – When Paula Vineyard, owner of Dunbar, W.Va.-based Elana Health, purchased Loop Medical from her former employer, she embraced the new and improved on the old.  

Handi Medical Supply CEO Mike Bailey searches for his replacement

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08/30/2019

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After 15 years at Handi Medical Supply—seven as CEO—Mike Bailey is leaving the company and relocating from the upper Midwest to the Southwest to be closer to family.

Medtrade early rates end this week

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08/29/2019

ATLANTA – Early rates for the Medtrade educational conference pass or expo pass end Sept. 1. The educational pass automatically includes access to the expo.

AAH pushes back

New campaign fights perception of providers as equipment dealers
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08/23/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has kicked off a new campaign showcasing the value of HME providers, naming Gayle Devin, CEO of Minneapolis-based ActivStyle (see related story), as its first “HME Hero.”

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