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Everyone is talking about competitive bidding, but not me.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Everywhere I turned this week,  people were talking about competitive bidding, but you won't hear a peep out of me. Not today.

A provider sent me an email a few days ago that included the following paragraph about competitive bidding:

Medtrade: Competitive bidding is on everyone's lips

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I flew from Maine to Atlanta Sunday night to get ready for Medtrade, which starts at 10 am this morning. From all I've heard and seen so far, the industry's biggest trade show  looks like it will be a bit bigger than last year.

You care. I care. But does CMS care? That is the question.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Over the past week or so while performing my work here at HME News, I ran across the idea of “caring” several times. It made me realize that most of us take caring for granted. I know I do. It’s just what we do. We care about out jobs. We care about our families.

Okay. Competitive bidding stinks, but what is appropriate pricing for HME?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'll be honest: While I realize competitive bidding is a terribly flawed program, I have no idea what Medicare should pay for DME. Congress and CMS obviously don't know either. Neither, I'm sure, does 99.9% of the general public.

Competitive bidding update: All hands on deck

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Everyone who has worked so hard to gather support for a bill designed to repeal competitive bidding deserves a big pat on the back, but there's no time for that. The bill's made impressive progress, but there's still work to be done.

Calling the entire HME industry: Read this immediately and please help stop competitive bidding

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's mission critical on the competitive bidding front, and the industry needs every single provider, consultant, manufacturers reps—all industry stakeholders—to help end this wrong-headed program once and for all.

The need is more urgent than ever.

Carol Gentry smears the HME industry; AAHomecare fires back

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

If you can help it, never miss an opportunity to set the record straight when it comes to ignorance about the HME industry. And as we all know, there’s plenty of ignorance out there.