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Univita collapses giving Medicaid the proverbial egg on face

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Don’t do it, they said. It’s too risky, they said.

And yet, Florida Medicaid officials went ahead and gave their business to Univita Health. All of it.

Less than a year later, Univita has collapsed and patients, providers and the medical community are left scrambling.


What does connected health really mean?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Ryan McDevitt
Laboratory Tactical Consulting

As the summer nears its end, I’m always excited to experience the HME News Business Summit.

Lead above the death line and other words of wisdom, Part 2

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Last week, I shared the first installment of words of wisdom from this year’s speakers at the HME News Business Summit.

You've cat to be kitten me

Friday, July 24, 2015

It’s no great secret that the HME industry isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

Now what? Apps, tech making inroads into personal health

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Well here’s an app we could have used in the offices of HME News world HQ this winter.


Hit the sweet spot and other words of wisdom, Part 1

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I asked this year’s slate of speakers for the HME News Business Summit what different avenues they think HME providers should be exploring, and what risks they should be taking.

Here’s how you can hit the sweet spot and other words of wisdom.

An expanding market

Monday, July 13, 2015

At the end of the day last Friday, a small group of United Publication employees gathered in Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty’s office to behold KFC’s new offering in the Philippines: the


Sneak peek at 2014 data

Thursday, July 9, 2015

If it’s summer in Maine, it means I’m in the throes of requesting, collecting and analyzing Medicare data sets for two upcoming projects: the annual update of our HME Databank (it happens Oct.

Change to enteral nutrition impacts claims payment

Monday, July 6, 2015
Andrea Stark
reimbursement consultant, Mira Vista

A new enforcement of quantity details on detailed written orders for enteral nutrition is manifesting in claim denials.

Diabetes tech: Bring the pretty. Please

Monday, July 6, 2015

You may recall that two months back, I bought an old school pedometer rather than the sexier Fitbit. This was primarily because I already track blood sugar, carbs and insulin with the aid of a glucometer and a phone app.