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Expect shifts to Medicare’s provider base, poll respondents say

60% of non-contract suppliers, 33% of contract suppliers say they’re out

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of non-contract suppliers who responded to a recent HME Newspoll (60%) say they won’t try to pick up Medicare business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

MCOs shift Medicaid landscape

‘We are disappointed that they are taking away quality customer service and care’

YARMOUTH, Maine – Managed care organizations targeting single-source or preferred provider contracts to provide DME and supplies for Medicaid recipients is a trend that’s spreading across the country, according to the results of a recent HME Newspoll.

The struggle is real

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Well, Theresa and Tracy, we had a good run.

Before now, we’ve been basking in the glow of having three recent HME Newspolls with more than 100 respondents.

Audits take their toll on finances, according to poll


YARMOUTH, Maine – If you use accounts receivable (A/R) to paint a picture of the financial health of HME providers, what you see doesn’t look very good, according to the results of the latest HME Newspoll.

Insurance remains largest revenue generator, according to poll


YARMOUTH, Maine – Despite reimbursement cuts and heavy audits by insurers, the revenue mix of HME providers isn’t as diversified as you’d expect, according to the results of a recent HME NewsPoll.

Poll: 41% have been waiting at least one year for hearing


YARMOUTH, Maine – Long delays have made appealing denied claims a painful process for HME providers, forcing them to wait sometimes years for payment.

Providers try to balance quality, cost

Lower reimbursement rates force tough decisions

YARMOUTH, Maine – As CMS’s competitive bidding program drives reimbursement rates down, providers are debating the value of quality versus cost.

Respondents split on success of retail stores


YARMOUTH, Maine – Is retail the solution for HME providers feeling the squeeze from reduced Medicare reimbursement? It depends who you ask.

Poll: 57% of providers report increase or no change in net revenues


YARMOUTH, Maine – It wasn’t the best of years; it wasn’t the worst of years—that may be the best way to sum up the financial health of HME providers in 2012.

Are providers branching out?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I just checked the results of our HME NewsPoll and, so far, with 126 respondents, they're looking very interesting.