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Get them to return with rewards

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10/30/2011

A. In these trying and difficult times as a Medicare supplier, it's essential that you implement new procedures into your business to maintain patient loyalty.

Avoid agressive scheduling

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10/30/2011

A. Sending your repair tech on a 40-mile drive to perform a minor repair on a wheelchair is more than a nuisance; it really hurts the bottom line.

2011 HME Excellence Awards

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10/30/2011

SALT LAKE CITY - Anyone looking for three steps to HME success won't get it from Jay Broadbent.

Letters to the editor: Hail the French

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10/30/2011

Having lived and traveled in both France and other parts of Europe for several years, I believe that what we Americans think of as "cutting edge" reform and tools have been in place overseas for decades (See "CMS takes new approach to fraud," HME News, August 2011). Our government must very quickly revamp the current archaic system of Medicare and reimbursement. American private insurance companies are gouging the public with little coverage and huge premiums, which continue to rise without any effective government oversight.

What's in a name?

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10/30/2011

Would you rather be a gravedigger or a funeral director? What about a used car salesman or a seller of certified pre-owned vehicles? Why would the personnel department change its name to the human resources department? All these titles have something in common; they evoke a response, a judgment of the value of these positions. It is about perception.

Behind the numbers

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10/30/2011

If you're like me, and you follow the Medicare Market Marker on our Databank page each month (partly because I have to put it together, but mostly because I find it interesting), you probably raised an eyebrow while reviewing the last few issues.

Kentucky: Managed care plans switch terms

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10/30/2011

FRANKFORT, Ky. - HME providers here are none-too-happy with the terms of new state managed care contracts, which they say pay as much as 30% less than what was originally agreed upon.

'It gets complicated'

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10/30/2011

YARMOUTH, Maine - It's not the first time HME providers have felt like they landed on the short end of the stick when it comes to accreditation.

'This train has left the station'

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10/30/2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - HME stakeholders here are trying to make sure that providers don't get left out when the state starts using managed care organizations for all of its Medicaid recipients.

Medi-Cal squeezes providers

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10/30/2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, is less and less of a viable business for providers, they say.

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