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Wall Street Journal article: "Oxygen Rules Pinching Patients"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An article in today's Wall Street Journal does a nice job explaining how Medicare's 36-month oxygen cap has hurt patients and HME providers.

Don't repeat the past

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably familiar with how the industry's efforts to reform the oxygen benefit have been going. In a nutshell: Not very smoothly.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or something like that

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AAHomecare is in a difficult position. It is the industry’s national association, yet it has a relatively small membership. As such, non-members are often prone to question the association’s motives on a variety of issues.

Oxygen utilization nosedives

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Most of you are familiar with the Medicare Market Marker in the back of each issue of HME News. The marker tracks the number of allowed beneficiaries in a given month for five product categories.

Cuts take their toll

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Now that some of the national HME providers have reported their earnings for the first quarter of 2009, we're getting a pretty good picture of the impact of the 36-month oxygen cap and the 9.5% reimbursement cut, which both kicked in Jan. 1.

HME Expo, Day 2

Friday, April 24, 2009

U Turn video Industry stakeholders told attendees of the HME Exposition & Conference today that they expect a bill to be introduced in the next few weeks that would repeal the 36-month oxygen cap.

The details you've been waiting for?

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cigna Government Services, the DME MAC for Jurisdiction C, released a bulletin this afternoon that appears to contain additional details on the 36-month oxygen cap.