A big ouch for Lincare

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08/11/2017

The data is starting to trickle in for this year’s State of the Industry Report, which we’ll publish online in December. One of those pieces of data: the top 100 suppliers by amount allowed by Medicare.

It’s always the usual cast of characters in this list, mostly national players, but it’s still interesting to see the jockeying for position, as well as the changes in amount allowed, from year to year.

Right off the bat, in this year’s list, I noticed that while Lincare still had the No. 1 spot, the amount allowed dropped from $830.9 million in 2015 to $651.8 million in 2016. Can you say ouch?

Accredo Health Group, once again in the No. 2 spot, did a better job maintaining its course with $482.8 million in 2016 vs. $481.8 million in 2015.

Another national that we keep an eye on is Apria Healthcare, which dropped from the No. 3 spot to the No. 4 spot in 2016 with $224.3 million vs. $273.5 million. Other companies that dropped positions from 2015 to 2016 include KCI from No. 7 to No. 10.

One national that dropped out of, not the top 10, but the top 15 completely: American HomePatient. In 2015, it had $75.2 million in the No. 13 spot; in 2016, $57.2 million in the No. 23 spot.

I know I don’t need to go into the context of what’s behind these shifts, so here’s a glimpse of this year's data:

And here is some historical data.