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Contracts open up, but little changes


EAST SANDWICH, Mass. – Since CMS let competitive bidding contracts expire on Dec. 31, 2018, Daina Juhansoo was hopeful that providers, previously locked out of the program, would be able to do Medicare business again.

AWP & CRT: Providers aim to serve referrals more broadly


YARMOUTH, Maine – Medicare’s any willing provider provision, set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2019, could mean some small strategic shifts for complex rehab providers.

Hold on. It could be a bumpy ride

Friday, November 16, 2018

To help determine the focus of a recent webcast with Andrea Stark, we surveyed HME providers on an upcoming two-year gap period in Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Is industry in buying slump? It’s tough call


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers aren’t necessarily holding off on equipment purchases in the months leading up to Medicare’s any willing provider provision going into effect, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Providers should lean on non-assignment, Baird says


ATLANTA – HME providers need to make a “tough call” on how they plan to handle an upcoming gap period in the competitive bidding program, healthcare attorney Jeff Baird told Medtrade attendees on Monday afternoon.

Expect shifts to Medicare’s provider base, poll respondents say

60% of non-contract suppliers, 33% of contract suppliers say they’re out

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of non-contract suppliers who responded to a recent HME Newspoll (60%) say they won’t try to pick up Medicare business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Any willing provider? It’s not a unanimous decision


YARMOUTH, Maine – Reaction among providers to CMS’s any willing provider provision run the gamut—with some feeling disbelief, some contemplating new opportunities, and some discounting the idea outright.