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Health share of GDP to hit 19.4% by 2027, report says


WASHINGTON – National health expenditure growth is expected to average 5.5% annually from 2018-2027, reaching nearly $6 trillion by 2027, according to a report published by the Office of the Actuary at CMS.

US joins lawsuit against defunct Arriva Medical


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The U.S. Justice Department has joined in a lawsuit that alleges Arriva Medical offered Medicare beneficiaries “free upgrades” of glucometers.

Rehab Medical named best place to work

Honor follows overhaul of ‘employee experience’ last year

INDIANAPOLIS – Rehab Medical has been selected as one of Indiana’s best places to work by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Providers cultivate online customer reviews


YARMOUTH, Maine – Most HME providers have some sort of online presence, but it’s important to manage that presence, particularly reviews of their businesses, experts say.

Invacare re-evaluates business segments, product lines


ELYRIA, Ohio – Amid headwinds from tariffs and changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, Invacare announced an “enhanced transformation and growth plan” during a conference call on Feb. 14 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year financial results.

New court decision on recoupments


WASHINGTON – Healthcare attorney Elizabeth Hogue has been watching closely as numerous courts go back and forth on whether or not CMS should be stopped from recouping overpayments until after the ALJ level, but she thinks a recent court’s decision is “really serious.”




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