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Who's smoke screening whom?

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Friday, April 22, 2011

The top stories in the NAIMES and VGM e-mail bulletins on April 20 had the following headline:

"CMS Smoke Screen - Talks of Delay of Round 2, But Then Moves Forward"

They then go on to say:

I hear CMS wants to hear from consumers about competitive bidding. Here's one.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Joel Solkoff wrote a guest commentary for our February issue commending HME providers for all the work they do to help people like him live as independently as possible.

Think managed care is the solution?

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Industry consultant Alison Cherney says “everyone wants to get into managed care” these days.

Provider follows the rules; beneficiary complains to BBB

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I’m beginning to think home medical equipment providers are damned if they do, damned if they don’t.

Product pricing: Increase in the cards?

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02/27/2011

With prices for commodities, fuel, transportation and just about everything else on the rise, providers should not be surprised if product prices increase later this year, say industry watchers.

Who can make more lemonade?

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02/27/2011

In the two months that competitive bidding has been up and running, there's been no shortage of discussions about the impact of the program on contract and non-contract suppliers.

Change banner from repeal to reform

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02/27/2011

Despite years of effort by the industry to derail competitive bidding, the flawed program has been implemented in the first nine markets. And implementation of the program will begin in an additional 91 markets in the next few months.

Round 1 providers get sit-down with CMS official

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02/23/2011

CMS official Jonathan Blum said he wanted to hear firsthand how HME providers were faring under competitive bidding and yesterday he got an earful.
"No one expressed confidence in the program," said Sean Schwinghammer, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS).

Who can make more lemonade?

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In the two months that competitive bidding has been up and running, there’s been no shortage of discussions about the impact of the program on contract and non-contract suppliers.

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