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VGM group connects younger workforce

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08/28/2017

Millennials in the office are a hot topic these days, with older generations often bemoaning them for certain stereotypes.

Q&A: VGM’s Buhrmester & Fedor

‘There can be a lot of gray areas, so you need all the information you can get’
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08/28/2017

WATERLOO, Iowa – Just when HME providers think they have control over documentation and billing, Medicare throws them a curve ball.

Single-source contract ‘promotes favoritism’

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08/28/2017

AMARILLO, Texas – HME providers in Texas have solid ground to stand on when it comes to their criticism of a new Medicaid contract that makes Medline a single-source provider of 244 DME supplies, says an industry attorney.

Round 2019 remains a mystery

‘That it’s taking this long for them to make another announcement means there are changes being made’
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME providers shouldn’t be worried that they’re closing in on one year before the launch of Round 2019 of competitive bidding and they don’t have any details on how CMS plans to proceed, stakeholders say.

New audit program makes concessions

Puts emphasis on education, rewards improved performance
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08/25/2017

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders and billing consultants are “cautiously optimistic” about a new program aimed at streamlining the number of audits.

In brief: Permobil expands in New Zealand, Dexcom ships G5

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08/25/2017

LEBANON, Tenn. – Permobil has acquired Auckland, New Zealand-based Durable Medical Equipment, Ltd., the largest complex rehab company in the country, it has announced.

The deal allows Permobil to “increase access to care” in New Zealand.

Contracts promotes 'favoritism'

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08/23/2017

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Contract promotes 'favoritism'

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08/23/2017

AMARILLO, Texas – HME providers in Texas have solid ground to stand on when it comes to their criticism of a new Medicaid contract that makes Medline a single-source provider of 244 DME supplies, says an industry attorney.Pam Colbert, a member of the Health Care Group at

MCOs shift Medicaid landscape

‘We are disappointed that they are taking away quality customer service and care’
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08/18/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Managed care organizations targeting single-source or preferred provider contracts to provide DME and supplies for Medicaid recipients is a trend that’s spreading across the country, according to the results of a recent HME Newspoll.

Regulatory news: CMS revamps audits, lawmakers question CPAP bundling

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08/18/2017

WASHINGTON – Claims submitted by providers that have the highest claim error rates or billing practices that vary significantly from their peers will soon face increased scrutiny, CMS has announced.

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