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The 10 most interesting people in HME

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Friday, July 30, 2010

People love lists. I love lists. Why is that? What is it about a list that makes you automatically want to scan it?

What's the first-month purchase option worth to you?

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

The industry seeks to delay a provision in the healthcare reform bill that would eliminate the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs in exchange for a 1% reduction in the consumer price index-urban (CPI-U) update.

That seems reasonable.

Industry to lose champion

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Say what you will about Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa., and his party-hopping ways – he's been a champion for the HME industry.

First-month purchase option: Industry shifts gears

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Instead of repealing the provision to eliminate the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs, industry stakeholders are working with lawmakers to delay it.

New amendment to preserve first-month purchase option: What do you say this time CBO?

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Friday, December 18, 2009

As you know from my last blog, the industry's first effort to preserve the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs failed, because the CBO says the amendment that the industry crafted and Sen.

Update: First-month purchase option

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Friday, September 25, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee has corrected an error in its draft healthcare reform bill that states the elimination of the first-month purchase option for standard power wheelchairs will take effect next year.

Update: first-month purchase option

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Friday, July 17, 2009

This just in, courtesy of Pride Mobility's Seth Johnson:

As you know, the House draft healthcare reform bill includes a provision that would eliminate the first-month purchase option for Group 1 and Group 2 power wheelchairs. It exempts Group 3 complex power wheelchairs.

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