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A clue about consolidation?

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Each year, we publish a State of the Industry Report full of data that gives you a snapshot of the industry from year to year.

(Go here to download last year's report.)

POC manufacturer wins six bidding contracts

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11/09/2010

GOLETA, Calif. - When most HME providers said "No thanks" to Inogen's portable oxygen concentrator, the company said, "Okay, we'll do it ourselves." The result: Inogen won competitive bidding contracts in six cities: Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Dallas and Riverside.

Patient uses fewer strips? Document it

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10/31/2010

It's easy to understand why auditors might look askance at diabetes claims for more testing supplies than Medicare allows, but for fewer supplies?
Well, providers need to back that up, too.

Mastectomy: Challenging, but rewarding

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10/31/2010

Despite the challenges of providing mastectomy products and services, women's health providers say the rewards of the job make it worthwhile.

Frank Margulis: Don't make my mistakes

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09/30/2010

Like most HME providers, Frank Margulis thought he understood the rules. Then he was charged with obstructing a Medicare audit. In 2005, he was sentenced to five months in a federal prison camp and five months of house arrest.

Frank Margulis: Don't make my mistakes

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09/30/2010

Like most HME providers, Frank Margulis thought he understood the rules. Then he was charged with obstructing a Medicare audit. In 2005, he was sentenced to five months in a federal prison camp and five months of house arrest. Now a free man, Margulis will share his story during his Medtrade session, "Avoiding Legal Landmines: Lessons Learned the Hard Way."

Live blogging from HME Business Summit: Buckle your seat belts

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Professor Larry Van Horn, a self-professed "bitter evil little man," on the future of Medicare.

Van Horn just asked attendees in the room to raise their hands if they would have voted for healthcare reform. A few hands. How many would not have voted for reform? A lot of hands.

Guess HMEs aren't so different after all

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our local Sunday paper does a Q&A in its job listings section. How, wondered I, would the mainstream media handle the intracacies of reporting on our odd little HME world?

Association petitions support for breast bill

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08/26/2010

Frustrated with the slow progress of a bill that would require Medicare to pay for custom breast forms, the American Association of Breast Care Professionals (AABCP) in July launched an online petition.

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