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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.

Audits: Public enemy No. 1

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02/21/2014

Walt Gorski, formerly of AAHomecare, once told me that audits were a bigger issue for HME providers than competitive bidding.

I’m starting to believe him.

Give government what it says it wants: No service

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01/24/2014

Editor’s note: The following letter was in response to a story titled “Subcontracting: Not what it’s cracked up to be,” which appeared in the November issue of HME News.

There are things you can control

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01/24/2014

Providers in the home medical equipment industry often lament the burdensome audit scrutiny we endure from CMS and third-party payers.

CMS can't ignore input

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01/24/2014

There’s a great deal of activity regarding healthcare policy changes with the goal of providing quality care and services in the most cost-effective manner.

Association membership: Expense or investment

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01/24/2014

When it comes to deciding whether or not to join or renew membership with an HME association, the decision maker needs to ask this question: Is this an investment for my business or an expense? At first blush, it would appear to be an expense.

Coated catheters need distinct HCPCS code

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12/20/2013

In the current HCPCS fee schedule, hydrophilic coated and uncoated intermittent catheters (IC) are lumped together within the same three codes (A4351-52-53).

Different take on unbundling

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12/20/2013

In response to your story “Unbundling trips up providers” (HME News, December 2013), I would like to draw your attention to the following clarification from the Jurisdiction B DME MAC:

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