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Paranormal Activity release You know what really irked me about AAHomecare’s initial plan to reform the Medicare oxygen benefit? Leslie Norwalk. When AAHomecare and the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) unveiled their plan to revamp the oxygen benefit in January, the former CMS administrator was front and center, explaining the ins and outs. This was not the first time a Washington mercenary has gone to work for HME. A few years ago, AAHomecare hired former CMS Administrator Tom Scully as a consultant. Did Scully or Norwalk while at CMS ever do anything to benefit the HME industry? Did they ever say anything supportive? Maybe, but you’ll have to dig deep to find it. Yet one day they’re working against the industry, and the next day they’re working for it. Call me old fashion, but that doesn't seem right.
Phoebe in Wonderland Mail Order Bride dvd The Last House on the Left movie buy American Splendor You really can’t blame providers for not embracing this first pass at overhauling oxygen. The CQRC is a powerhouse of industry expertise and leadership, but it’s also an alliance of manufacturers and national and regional HMEs like Pacific Pulmonary and Apria. Most independent HMEs don’t want this group of providers crafting policy for the entire industry. You can’t blame them for feeling that their best interests and Lincare’s might not be the same. Secondly, despite a lot of hard work crafting this plan, it lacked a key component: The fee schedule. That is sort of like building a car and forgetting to install an engine. It’s a tough sell.
— Mike Moran, Executive Editor