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CDC: Number of COPD-related deaths decreasing


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?

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

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'

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

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.

Tool provides first look at severity of audits


WASHINGTON – Twelve percent of HME claims for new patients, on average, were subject to MAC prepayment audits in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to data collected through AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key.

Medtrade Spring preview: Seize opportunity to be relevant

Q&A with speaker and HME provider Dewey Roof

LAS VEGAS-The HME industry certainly provides significant value to the healthcare sector, but some stakeholders argue that more must be done to prove it.

2016: The year of numbers

Monday, January 11, 2016

The February issue that we kick out the door later this week is the pre-show issue for Medtrade Spring. The March issue that we’ll be working on next week: the show issue.

AAH set to take HME Audit Key live


WASHINGTON – The HME Audit Key goes live in January, AAHomecare has announced.

Digital health app boosts CPAP compliance, according to study


SAN DIEGO – A new retrospective study of 2,343 de-identified patient records shows a connection between CPAP usage, digital health applications and high compliance.