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2020 vision: Leaders will thrive

December 22, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The number of HME providers has shrunk and those left standing will have to find their niche in the changing healthcare market, said VGM's Mark Higley.There are 95,000 current PTANs and of those, 11,300 belong to HME providers, he said.“The numbers are thinning but it's not Armageddon,” said Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs, during a session Wednesday morning at Medtrade.The number will continue to shrink, despite the exploding demand for HME services. Although a...

Alan Morris, Mark Higley

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Special report: HME industry forges a new identity

September 19, 2014John Andrews

YARMOUTH, Maine - In an industry that has become accustomed to incremental changes through the years, external forces are now combining to greatly accelerate the shift away from the old fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare system to a value-based payment model that places more accountability on providers.Though there are many external forces directing this metamorphosis, there are three major catalysts: consolidation, change in scope and information technology.Consolidation is resulting in strategies for...

Alan Morris, Gregory LoPresti, Mike Mallaro

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