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What were you doing at 2 p.m.?

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This afternoon, I was one of 223 listeners to the Open Door Forum.

Of celebration and shame

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Friday, August 6, 2010

It turns out I'm not the only one who has mixed feelings about celebrating this year's 20th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (Read my blog here).

Iowa

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07/22/2010

DES MOINES – A handful of dedicated providers here successfully beat back a proposal to competitively bid HME and supplies in June.

Keep calling us—under one condition

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07/22/2010

As we scrambled wildly to keep up with the news leading up to the printing of this issue, I couldn’t help but think: If we’re this strung out, as mere third-party observers and reporters, what’s it like to be an actual HME provider right now?

Letters to the editor

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07/22/2010

No one can stay in business with these new bids (Reaction to bid amounts: ‘I don’t know if we can make our way through this,’ HME News, August 2010). Even if they were able to double their volume, do they have the capital needed to support the growth?

Good luck to us all

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"I'll call you back when I think of some good news," one provider told me yesterday when I called to see what's shakin' out there.

"Theresa, I just got word that Medicaid cut strips 26%," said another. "I can't talk now."

And so it goes, across the country.

Competitive bidding: What Congress is saying (and a few others) about the bid amounts

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Healthwatch, the healthcare blog of The Hill, a beltway publication, ran two stories over the weekend on the bid amounts for competitive bidding. Neither spells good news for the HME industry.

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