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Reporter’s notebook: Cash customer? ABN still gold standard

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05/31/2019

With more and more providers switching their focus from Medicare to cash sales, it’s unsurprising that there’s occasional confusion about whether an advance beneficiary notice is needed.

Determined stakeholders take case to Hill

‘That brush—Medicare—paints everything,’ said one provider
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05/24/2019

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders weren’t lacking in “asks” going into AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week, with a number of bills and letters targeting Medicare’s competitive bidding program in place.

Protech reports 17% increase in revenue

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05/24/2019

CINCINNATI – Protech Home Medical reported revenues of $21.9 million for the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 17% compared to the same period in 2018. Year-to-date revenue was $43.6 million, a 17.1% increase in revenue year over year.

Not all MCOs are hot on Medicaid

Smaller and nonprofit organizations exit, consolidating market
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05/17/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The upward trajectory of MCOs managing state Medicaid programs has hit a kink.

Heartland Conference invites all providers

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05/16/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has opened up its annual Heartland Conference to all HME providers for the first time. The move was driven by CMS’s plans to consolidate all competitive bidding areas for Round 2021, the company says.

MAMES convention a hit

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05/15/2019

DULUTH, Minn. – This year’s MAMES Spring Convention drew a record number of attendees and was the third consecutive year the event received a 4.0 rating from attendees, the association says. Rick Adamich, president of Oxygen One, won the MAMES Above and Beyond Award.

MS Supply takes on WellCare

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05/03/2019

TAMPA, Fla. – MS Supply and Home Health Company, a mom-and-pop provider, has filed a lawsuit against WellCare, claiming the managed care organization owes it more than $1 million.

Non-rural providers feel sidelined

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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers located in the “no-man’s land” between rural areas and competitive bid areas say they are nearing the breaking point.

Pay attention to bid calculators, say poll respondents

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04/12/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 80% of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have used or plan to use new bid calculators developed by industry stakeholders to help them formulate their bids for Round 2021.

Orbit shifts operations to Aurora

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04/04/2019

AURORA, Ill. – Orbit Medical has leased 15,233 square feet of office and industrial space in Aurora, Ill., relocating its operations there from Naperville, Ill., according to local news reports.

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