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‘Free-Wheeling Payments’

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

It became harder, on Nov. 9, to shrug off an Office of Inspector General (OIG) report comparing Medicare and Internet prices for power mobility devices (PMDs).

NPR tackles DME fraud—again

Thursday, November 8, 2007

You might remember that on Oct. 11, National Public Radio ran a story on DME fraud in South Florida that did not include the industry's perspective. That ommisson outraged a bunch of providers who complained to NPR about the unbalanced report. NPR took those complaints to heart, and on Nov.

A little PR goes a long way

Monday, November 5, 2007

A lot has been said about the need for home medical equipment providers to get the mainstream media’s attention. It’s hard to believe, but most people don’t know about HME (unless they’re caring for an elderly or disabled family member of friend).

Read it and weep

Friday, November 2, 2007

The OIG’s Work Plan for 2008 has a ton of DME investigations on tap. To see a copy of the Work Plan, click here. The HME section starts on page 31.

Look who's selling their business

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The M&A market for home medical equipment companies may be in the doldrums, but that doesn't mean no one is trying to sell their company.

Say it ain’t so

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

While making calls for the December issue, an industry source asked me whether I had noticed participation in state association events dwindling. The attendance was “abysmal,” he said, at each of the state association events he has spoken at this year.

This is absurd

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Whole Wide World hd Here’s a statistic I cannot get out of my head: Of the 276 providers who responded to our October HME NewsPoll, 51% said that most of their Medicare beneficiaries cannot affo