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Crunch time

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

On Friday afternoon, we were still awaiting official word, but it appears that CMS will require that HME providers who plan to submit bids for round 2 of national competitive bidding be accredited or apply to become accredited by May 14, 2008.

More trouble ahead?

Monday, March 3, 2008

A few interesting news items popped up today:

Rotech hangs by a thread

Friday, February 29, 2008

The NASDAQ hasn’t given up on Orlando-based Rotech Healthcare—yet.

AAH to CMS: Suspend competitive bidding

Friday, February 22, 2008

AAHomecare, in a letter dated Feb. 22, asked the Department of Health and Human Services and CMS to "suspend" the first round of national competitive bidding based on a new study conducted by two economists from Robert Morris University.

Respiratory rocker

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tune in tonight to see Amanda Overmyer, a 23-year-old respiratory therapy nurse, compete on American Idol. The show's judges named Overmyer as one of their final 24 contestants last week.

Pennsylvania HME association unveils competitive bidding study

Monday, February 18, 2008

Here's the text of a press release issued today by the Pennsylvania HME association.

An idea that won't go away

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Back in 2006, CMS thought it would be a good idea to compare Medicare and Internet pricing for power wheelchairs to help create new fee schedule amounts. After an uproar from the industry, however, the agency relented.