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An appeal for help

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Michael Watson has some real concerns about CMS's proposal to change the Medicare appeals process, and the industry should feel the same way, he says. Unfortunately, because CMS published the proposal in the Federal Register Dec.

No rest for the weary in the HME industry

Thursday, January 17, 2008

No sooner does the industry escape Medicare reimbursement cuts to oxygen and power wheelchairs, than more cuts are back on the table.

U.S. healthcare spending outpaces inflation

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

CMS released its annual report on health care spending today. There's no mention of HME but, according to the actuaries, home health care continues to be the fastest growing component of all personal health care spending, 9.9% annually in 2006.

CMS reveals next 70 NCB areas

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Want to find out if your company's located in one of the 70 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) where CMS plans to expand competitive bidding in 2009?

The year in review

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Before 2007 becomes a faint memory, here are the 10 most viewed HME News stories for the year. It’s no surprise that fraud is the subject of four of the top 10 stories, national competitive bidding is the subject of three stories and industry legislation is the subject of two.

Musical COPD patients

Friday, December 28, 2007

Knock Off buy There are a bunch of people in Phoenix singing the praises of the John C. Lincoln Better Breathers support group and with good reason.

Here's how you get rich

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Now that Philips Electronics has acquired Respironics for $5.1 billion, there's all kinds of speculation that the other key manufacturers in the sleep market might be ripe for the picking.