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Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program


YARMOUTH, Maine – Subcontracting may be black and white on paper, but in the real world, it can be gray, even now that competitive bidding has been the law of the land in major cities for years.

Consider us 'woke'

Friday, December 29, 2017

One of the many tasks the editors at HME News field is drumming up a newspoll each month. Sometimes the questions are better than others, and sometimes what seemed like a great question, on second read, after the poll already goes out, seem obvious.

The year in review: Escalating turmoil, relief efforts dominate headlines


YARMOUTH, Maine – Moves by managed care organizations to send more Medicaid business to large distributors was the most read story of 2017 at HME News.

CMS publishes 2018 fee schedule


WASHINGTON – CMS has released the 2018 DMEPOS fee schedule. AAHomecare has compared the 2018 and 2017 rates for the top 25 representative HME items and found that there were no changes made to the rates except for stationary oxygen concentrators (E1390).

AAHomecare shuffles leadership


WASHINGTON – Joel Mills, CEO of Advanced Home Care in Greensboro, N.C., has been appointed treasurer of AAHomecare’s Executive Committee. He replaces Jeff Hall, president and CEO of Reliable Medical Supplies in Brooklyn, Minn.

Provider gets HME in front of nominee, with senator’s help


GREEN BAY, Wis. – When provider Steve Huntington received a letter recently from Sen.

'Shake-up' in Yakima gives Norco opportunity


BOISE, Idaho – Norco filled a major gap in its footprint recently when it acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash.

FAHCS hosts successful conference


FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services welcomed Madeline Delp, Ms. Wheelchair USA, to its Fall Conference, held Nov. 8 and 9.

Medtrade 2017: A shorter, but upbeat and refreshing, show


ATLANTA – The mood at Medtrade 2017 was palpably up, say show organizers.

Survey highlights broken Medicare system


WASHINGTON – More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.