Subscribe to General News

General News

Suppliers pass on ADMC

 - 
12/31/2001

YARMOUTH, Maine - It appears rehab suppliers are not taking full advantage of the advanced determination for Medicare coverage (ADMC) that the DMERCs are now accepting and processing for certain custom wheelchairs.

Testing supports strong sales growth for sleep apnea products

 - 
12/31/2001

More patients are being tested and diagnosed with sleep apnea than ever before, according to industry interviews conducted by Feedback Research Services in mid-2001. In October, one sleep center reported a 10% increase in services, compared with the previous six months.

ADL products help HMEs get more retail customers

 - 
12/31/2001

Today, most HME providers know that ADLs, now commonly cast as "convenience products," are escalating in demand from aging baby boomers shopping for elderly parents.

HMEvolution

 - 
12/31/2001

It appears that the home medical equipment industry has reached a crossroads in its evolution - a juncture where HME providers face a decision of going one way or another to avoid hitting an abutment.

United prosposes beneficiary cost-sharing plan

 - 
12/31/2001

MILWAUKEE - Due to what it calls inadequate federal reimbursement, Medicare managed care provider United Healthcare of Wisconsin has proposed implementing for the first time a 20% copayment for durable medical equipment in 2002.

Nursing group joins AAHomecare

 - 
12/31/2001

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Furthering an initiative to forge a unified voice for home care on Capitol Hill, the field of major assocations representing home care dropped from four to three Jan.

Legal

 - 
12/31/2001

ATLANTA - The lawyers representing a whistleblower in a case against Lincare, American HomePatient and Rotech took what could be their last shot at trying to squeeze some money out of the nationals.

VGM whips up Web ordering system

 - 
12/31/2001

WATERLOO, Iowa - By debuting an Internet product-ordering system for providers, referral sources and manufacturers, the VGM Group is heading into territory that until now has been a tough nut to crack.

HMOs not improving services, GAO report states

 - 
12/31/2001

WASHINGTON - Congressional auditors slammed the HMO industry last month, claiming the insurers did little to improve Medicare services despite millions in additional funding last year.

Rehab divisions could fall victim to Medicaid cuts

 - 
12/31/2001

GREENVILLE, S.C. ­ Budget cuts by the state legislature have resulted in Medicaid eliminating its co-payments and suppliers reconsidering their assignment decisions, especially for rehab equipment, according to the state DME association.

Pages