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On the Editor's Desk

Medicare spend in 2012?

May 2, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

For those of you uninitiated in the to-do list of an HME News editor, the first week in May is when she has to submit half a dozen or so Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor to update the HME Databank. The Databank features a listing of the top Medicare providers by total reimbursement for 231 codes (Provider Share can be filtered by state, city or zip) and a listing of fee-for-service reimbursement for 426 codes included in competitive...

2012, Data, HME Databank, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medicare

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On the Editor's Desk

January 2011 vs. January 2012

December 20, 2011Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I like to get a feel for how the HME industry has changed (or not) by comparing the front pages of the January issue of HME News for the current year and the past year. Take a look at the front pages for January 2011 and January 2012: A few things jump out at me: * The top stories in each of the front pages have to do with competitive bidding. In 2011, it's the impending implementation out of Round 1; in 2012, it's the roll out of Round 2. Both stories push for providers to...

2011, 2012, On The Editor's Desk, year in review

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