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Diabetes, online communities and an American Girl

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Like many people this week, I’ve had Tom Petty in heavy rotation. He died after a heart attack Monday, one week to the day after the last night of his 40th anniversary world tour.

How you can self-advocate with videos & People for Quality Care

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
By Kelly Turner and Lisa Wells

Editor’s note: Kelly and Lisa wrote this for end users. As HME providers, this is a great tool that you can use to inform your patients and customers to advocate for themselves and, in turn, your businesses.

Is bid fix up in the air?

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

For HME providers who have wondered what HHS Secretary and industry champion Tom Price has been up to while they wait for a competitive bidding fix, we now have an answer.

Jetsetting.

Updated data, CMS’s central office and The Circus Ship

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

We go live with 2016 data for our HME Databank on Oct. 1. I’ve been playing around in a test site this week, and let me tell you, the data ain’t pretty.

Free legal advice Friday

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Friday, September 22, 2017

When you speak to industry attorneys, you get a wealth of information, more than can fit into a 400-word story for the November issue. So here are some outtakes from my recent conversations with Jeff Baird:

Same or separate

Like taking candy from a baby. Or, carbohydrates from The Kid.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Last week, I was working diligently to wrap up my work on the October issue of HME News when I suddenly thought: low blood sugar.

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‘It’s called cost shifting and it’s bad for Americans’

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Friday, September 15, 2017

A wrote a blog a few weeks back called “Head banging” about the share of Medicare spending on DME, and the concentration of Medicare spending in different areas of health care.

A big ouch for Lincare

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Friday, August 11, 2017

The data is starting to trickle in for this year’s State of the Industry Report, which we’ll publish online in December. One of those pieces of data: the top 100 suppliers by amount allowed by Medicare.

Outlier snacks, data and the tyranny of the blank (logbook) page

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Monday, August 7, 2017

When it comes to data in healthcare, nothing does it like diabetes.

Head banging

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Friday, July 28, 2017

In case you missed it, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) in June published

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