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Tenacity pays off in 10 states, and counting

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Monday, March 19, 2018
Laura Williard
vice president of payer relations, AAHomecare

In December 2016, Congress passed wide-ranging healthcare legislation popularly known as the Cures bill that expedited the implementation of a requirement that the federal portion of Medicaid reimbursement to states for HME cannot exceed what Medicare would have allowed for these items, in aggreg

Superwoman? It's CMR

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Friday, March 9, 2018

During my monthly cartoon meetings with Theresa, I’ve suggested a few times now, a cartoon wherein Rep.

A foot of snow and expansion of the bid program? We are aghast at the forecast

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

I am home today on the couch with my latest mystery novel enjoying yet another snow day (at least, until it’s time to venture out and shovel out).

I'll take, WTH? for $200, Alex

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Having worked at HME News now for longer than I care to admit (but, it’s been 12 years), I often find myself viewing the world through the lens of home medical equipment.

What’s behind that spike in utilization, you ask?

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Some eagle eyes on twitter (I’m looking at you Woody O’Neal) noticed that the August data for our Medicare Market Marker looked like it climbed Mount Everest.

Reinvention and redemption

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Friday, January 26, 2018

I emailed Theresa on Thursday morning to say I was taking a breather from the March issue that day to work on the educational program for the HME New Business Summit. Yup, it must be nearly February.

Good signs? Tell me more

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Friday, January 5, 2018

The print issues of HME News are on their way to your mailboxes (if not already there), but I wanted to call your attention to page 22. Here you will find, as you do every month, The Braff Group M&A Insider.

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Consider us 'woke'

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Friday, December 29, 2017

One of the many tasks the editors at HME News field is drumming up a newspoll each month. Sometimes the questions are better than others, and sometimes what seemed like a great question, on second read, after the poll already goes out, seem obvious.

New meaning to home for the holidays

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Monday, December 18, 2017
Kelly Turner

Home for the holidays takes on many meanings this time of year. Families and friends gather from near and far to celebrate the season with loved ones. Stories shared. Songs sung. Food and festivities are all around. College students return home after working hard all semester.

I’m just the cleanup crew

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

This one’s for you, dear providers who aren’t on twitter.

AAHomecare included an item in its Wednesday in Washington bulletin this week on updated data for HME’s share of total Medicare spending. Turns out it’s down to 1.11% in 2016 from 1.22% in 2015.

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