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PECOS update for July 1: This looks like good news

Thursday, July 1, 2010

CMS has been confusing in everything it's said about PECOS, but this latest press release from the agency seems like good news for HME providers.

Here's the release that CMS posted to its Web site yesterday:


In brief


In its Mobility Matters bulletin to lawmakers in April, AAHomecare blasts Medicare for not only denying a mobility claim for a double amputee but also targeting him for a neglect investigation.

Just in from CMS: The number of active DMEPOS providers has increased

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm on the road again. Last week it was Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas; this week it's the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers (PAMS) at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Seven Springs, Pa., about 90 minutes outside Pittsburgh.

Let's build on our momentum


The HME sector has more than its fair share of challenges ahead: the competitive bidding program, the oxygen cap, burdens on mobility providers, the device tax, regulatory issues. The list is long and daunting.

Who's letting whom down now?

Monday, April 26, 2010

When it comes to the portrayal of power wheelchair providers, AAHomecare and the public relations firm Frisby & Associates have decided to fight fire with fire.

PR stands for pathetic response

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scattered throughout our May issue, which we shipped off to the printers today, are news stories about public relations.

Coming soon to an MSA near you: competitive bidding

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Unless you've been living under a rock (and I know some of you out there have), you probably know that the health care reform bill expanded Round 2 of competitive bidding to an additional 21 MSAs.

Healthcare reform: Industry ponders next move in new reality


WASHINGTON  With a stroke of President Barack Obamas pen, the HME provisions included in the Senates healthcare reform bill became law last week.

Competitive bidding expansion serves as wake-up call


WASHINGTON  For providers who have remained on the sidelines while the industry battles to stop competitive bidding, the expansion of the program should make one thing clear: It's time to get in the game.

Lunch and learn at the AAHomecare Conference

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jonathan Blum appreciates your concerns. He really does.

But the competitive bidding program is moving forward.

A brave statement to make at a luncheon populated by about 300 HME providers with knives.