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OIG: Medicare overpaid suppliers during inpatient stays

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12/06/2018

WASHINGTON – Medicare improperly paid suppliers $34 million for DME and supplies that was provided during inpatient stays, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Is industry in buying slump? It’s tough call

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11/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers aren’t necessarily holding off on equipment purchases in the months leading up to Medicare’s any willing provider provision going into effect, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Q&A: Former CMS official thinks outside ‘black box’

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11/16/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leslie Norwalk is a former CMS acting administrator, but these days, in her role on CareCentrix’s board of directors, she loves being closer to the provider side of things.

HME vs. Amazon: Providers help out—for a fee

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11/09/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have always held the competitive edge over online stores when it comes to service, they say. But now, that service may come with a price tag.

Invacare reports ‘challenging’ results

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11/09/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare had a bumpy third quarter, courtesy of Medicare’s competitive bidding program and new tariffs.

Adventist Health to lay off workers

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11/09/2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Adventist Health Home Care Services will close its personal care and HME division here, affecting 92 employees, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal. The cuts are expected to begin around Dec.

CMS releases final bid-related rule

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has released the anxiously awaited DMEPOS/ESRD Final Rule—without increasing payment amounts in former competitive bidding areas during the gap period.

Rick’s Medical buys DMES

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10/30/2018

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Rick’s Medical Supply has acquired Douglas Medical Equipment Supply, adding two new locations and expanding its reach to the coast and southern Oregon.

Cooley Medical settles allegations

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10/24/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Cooley Medical Equipment has agreed to pay more than $5.2 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting the ingredients it used in certain compounded medical creams.

Homecare Champion speaks on behalf of tiny state and resonates in larger industry

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10/19/2018

BARBOURSVILLE, West Va. – Regina Gillispie was already a 20-year veteran of the HME industry when parts of her rural service area were combined with the Ashland, Ky., MSA in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

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