YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly two years after the implementation of Round 2 of competitive bidding, and with the Round 1 recompete well under way, a whopping 95% of HME providers report they are still seeing beneficiary access issues.
Provider David Gordon opened a new retail location in October and has been using a 15% discount to get people into the store. But it’s what happens when they come through the door that’s proven challenging, he says.
When it comes to deciding whether or not to join or renew membership with an HME association, the decision maker needs to ask this question: Is this an investment for my business or an expense? At first blush, it would appear to be an expense.
WHEATFIELD, N.Y. – When New York State Sen. George Maziarz first contacted Robert Minicucci about helping with a WNY Heroes trip sending WWII vets to Washington, D.C., the provider thought of his dad, and jumped at the chance.
It was while watching his father struggle with COPD that Jim Spellman, the newly-elected president of the Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES), learned what the HME industry means to patients.