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MAMES announces Above & Beyond Winner

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04/21/2016

STILLWATER, Minn. – Kay Johnson, owner of Midwest Medical Services in Watertown, S.D., has been named the 2016 MAMES Above and Beyond Award winner. The award is given to MAMES members who go “above and beyond” in the fight to protect access to quality care.

Missouri providers meet senator

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08/19/2015

PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Provider Patrick Naeger hosted a meeting with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Aug. 12. Naeger is executive vice president of Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co., and president of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services.

Bid legislation to provide breathing room

‘It’s not as dramatic a cut so quickly,’ Bachenheimer says
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07/17/2015

WASHINGTON – With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press. 

Short Takes: NMEDA, MAMES

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04/30/2015

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is sponsoring the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month contest.

Minnesota: Bills seek permanent fix

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03/20/2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that seek to unlink Medicaid pricing from competitive bid pricing.

Midwest Medical hosts Sen. Thune

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02/27/2015

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Midwest Medical, a member of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services, hosted a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Feb. 19 to discuss concerns over the impact of competitive bidding in rural areas.

Iowa: MAMES considers licensure requirement

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01/23/2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) has created a task force to develop state licensure language for Iowa to protect local businesses and Medicare beneficiaries.

Stakeholders warn state lawmakers on bidding supplies

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03/28/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) report calls on CMS to urge states to cut costs on incontinence supplies, and the agency agreed. Industry stakeholders warn that could lead to an expansion of competitive bidding.

Minnesota: Medicaid cuts defeated

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02/21/2014

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Medicaid in February reversed a decision that would have taken 2% of nearly every Medicaid dollar paid to HME providers during the federal sequestration period.

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