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PFQC launches consumer survey

April 2, 2019HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.The goal of the survey: to gauge the impact of Medicare changes, including national competitive bidding, on access to products and services.“Ensuring we understand the direct impact the changes being made by Medicare are having on consumers and caregivers is critical in helping us communicate their issues...

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On the Editor's Desk

I hear CMS wants to hear from consumers about competitive bidding. Here's one.

April 19, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Joel Solkoff wrote a guest commentary for our February issue commending HME providers for all the work they do to help people like him live as independently as possible. Joel turned up on my radar again last week when John Shirvinsky, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers, sent me the link to Joel's latest blog entry, which derides the competitive bidding program. I'm going to include the blog here in full, because Joel makes some good points and, like John,...

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Executive Session

The auto industry feels your pain

August 7, 2009Mike Moran

Pretty in Pink release It's interesting watch the auto industry grapple with the government's Cash for Clunkers program. Finally, another sector of the economy, one that until now had nothing to do with the federal bureaucracy, is feeling the HME industry's pain. Passchendaele psp Vanity Fair move buy Thick as Thieves Brian Meloy, the operations manager for Central Medical Equipment in Harrisburg, Pa., brought this to my attention recently. Here's what Brian wrote: As I was having my coffee and...

Consumer, Executive Session, PAMs, Sunrise Medical, Sunrise Medical

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