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A clue about consolidation?

Friday, July 29, 2011

Each year, we publish a State of the Industry Report full of data that gives you a snapshot of the industry from year to year.

(Go here to download last year's report.)

Live blogging from HME Business Summit: Buckle your seat belts

Monday, September 13, 2010

Professor Larry Van Horn, a self-professed "bitter evil little man," on the future of Medicare.

Van Horn just asked attendees in the room to raise their hands if they would have voted for healthcare reform. A few hands. How many would not have voted for reform? A lot of hands.

Guess HMEs aren't so different after all

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our local Sunday paper does a Q&A in its job listings section. How, wondered I, would the mainstream media handle the intracacies of reporting on our odd little HME world?

When it comes to the bid, try not to lose sleep over the nutjobs

Friday, June 25, 2010

Like other providers who submitted bids in Round 1.2 of competitive bidding, provider Randy Freeman, of Mediwell in Forth Worth, was feeling a little nervous yesterday.

"I had confidence last time," he said. "Now I am real concerned with where some of the nutjobs are going to bid."

Orange juice and understanding in the dead of night

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A common theme comes up when talking to providers about diabetes patients and the competitive bidding program: I hear frequently about how this population of patients is typically the neediest, in terms of care and instruction.

TV station attempts to follow the Medicare paper trail

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I came across this story about a Medicare bennie who, well, the lead on this story sums it up better than I ever could:

Is the NSC backlog easing up?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The call came in around 3 this afternoon.

"Theresa, do you remember me?" asked the caller. "I just got my billing number reinstated, but only to March 27. What about all those other months of rental on my equipment?"