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Providers, like pilots, need checklists

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09/24/2013

For years, physicians have drawn lessons from the aviation experience to create checklists called safety procedures that support essential clinical practice. In medicine, if you make a mistake, it can cost a life.

Providers, like pilots, need checklists

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09/24/2013

For years, physicians have drawn lessons from the aviation experience to create checklists called safety procedures that support essential clinical practice. In medicine, if you make a mistake, it can cost a life.

Poll: 68% say they won’t accept ‘criminal’ Medicare contract

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02/14/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – Two weeks after CMS’s announcement of severe cuts in Round 2 single payment amounts, the initial spirit of defiance has not waned.

Blue Cross draws billing boundaries

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11/26/2012

A policy change by one of the nation’s largest insurers has some HME providers feeling the blues, say industry stakeholders.

Medical facilities, DME suppliers represent 40% of fraud cases

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10/09/2012

WASHINGTON – Medical facilities and durable medical equipment suppliers were the most frequent subjects of criminal cases for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, according to an Oct. 9 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Amramp: Providers missed boat on worry-free biz

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07/27/2012

I interviewed Julian Gordon, the president and founder of Amramp, recently. In case you’re not familiar with Amramp, it’s a South Boston, Mass.-based manufacturer of portable wheelchair ramps.

Patients, payers contribute to bad debt 'purgatory'

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06/22/2012

YARMOUTH, Maine – In today's business and reimbursement environment, HME providers don't want to leave money on the table.

DME MAC launches ‘prepay probe’ with a twist

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06/22/2012

INDIANAPOLIS – It looks like another layer of prepayment reviews are on their way to home medical equipment providers.

David Wolf succeeds with Grace

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05/30/2012

GULFPORT, Miss. – Earlier this year, provider David Wolf added conversion vans to his product offerings. He failed miserably, but he won't be deterred.

Stakeholders ready list of closures

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05/25/2012

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are sorting through reports of more than 300 HME providers closing up shop thanks to Round 1 of competitive bidding.

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