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Get off your soft chairs, Shelly says

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04/25/2014

The DME/HME industry for the past 30 or more years has been cyclic. There have been changes, but most providers have experienced very good years.

The post-acute buzz

The shift from relationship marketing to service marketing
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04/25/2014

It’s a little too early to go into too much detail, but a big focus at this year’s HME News Business Summit, Sept. 7-9 at The Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, will be post-acute care.

Not home medical equipment, but post-acute care.

Patients: real victims of audits

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03/28/2014

Mr. Watson’s letter (“28-month delay will be disasterous for providers,” January 2014) was right on the money, no pun intended.

Whoa, Nellie!

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03/28/2014

If you remember The Roy Rogers Show, you might remember Roy’s sidekick, Pat, driving the old Jeep nicknamed Nellie Belle. On occasion, Nellie Belle would get out of control and Pat would yell, “Whoa Nellie Belle.”

Use strategic planning to prepare for future

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03/28/2014

What is strategic planning and why do I need it? Strategic planning is an exercise by which you assess current trends and based upon those trends paint a picture of what you believe will be the work environment your company will likely face in the future.

The non-surprise suprise?

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03/28/2014

I was as surprised as the next person to see the advance notice of proposed rule making from CMS detailing its plans to not only spread bid pricing to non-bid areas (I guess we knew that one was coming), but also possibly change the game entirely by bundling pa

Medicare permits walker upgrades

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03/28/2014

Persistence paid off in this case. Below is the final determination from Medicare since the initial HME News article (“Unbundling trips up providers,” December 2013). 

Make sure states are accountable to federal policy

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02/21/2014

It is time for state Medicaid programs with an exclusion list to re-evaluate their policy before they find themselves in court.

A call to take on audits

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02/21/2014

Times are trying for our industry, but it’s during these times that leaders rise to the top. In the past years, as we’ve taken on the competitive bidding issue together, I’ve seen our providers transform into leaders, writers, organizers and advocates.

Case managers have stacks of complaints

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02/21/2014

Recently, the North Florida Coalition of Home Medical Equipment providers coordinated a meeting between several of the largest hospital systems in North Florida, along with some nursing facilities and the local offices of Sens.

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