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CareCentrix boosts data crunching power

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09/27/2017

HARTFORD, Conn. – CareCentrix, which manages post-acute care for payers, has formed a strategic development alliance with Owned Outcomes, a developer of precision analytics.

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.

VGM’s Ball wins O&P award

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09/20/2017

LAS VEGAS – VGM Group’s Ryan Ball received the Sam E. Hamontree Business Education Award at the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association’s World Congress earlier this month.

‘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.

Sneak peek of the State of the Industry Report

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

There are signs in our upcoming State of the Industry Report (keep an eye out for it in December) that the HME industry may be beginning to settle down after a few roller coaster years.

CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing

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09/09/2016

WASHINGTON – From 2000 through 2014, the age-adjusted rate for COPD-related deaths decreased 22.5% for men and 3.8% for women aged 25 and over, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control a

Calm before the storm?

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I wrote a blog earlier this year about how competitive bidding has affected access to home medical equipment.

These graphs speak for themselves

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I was putting the finishing touches on our Databank page for the July issue this morning, and the updates to the Medicare Market Marker hit me like a ton of bricks.

'This is what needs to be written about'

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I had a provider email me this week who was asking if we could use our trusty HME Databank to show how the competitive bidding program has affected access to home medical equipment.

80/20 rule turns upside down

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

When I’m on the phone with someone from outside the HME industry—most likely from an investment firm—he or she often wants to know how big of a player Medicare is in the market.

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