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Subcontracting: Not what it's cracked up to be

October 11, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Junk equipment and slow service were not what some subcontractors expected to provide when they signed on the dotted line. Provider Rick Wilson is in a Round 2 competitive bidding area and subcontracts for several product categories using inventory provided by the contract supplier. “The bed looks like it came from the 99-cent store,” said Wilson, vice president of Apguard, Medical in Woodland Hills, Calif. “Two of the concentrators we set up the first night...

Apguard Medical, David Chase, Hampton Home Care, Health first, Medicare, rick wilson, Wayne Sale

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Providers try to make sense of it all

April 19, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - From providers getting contracts to service areas located thousands of miles away to providers unprepared to service contracts in their local areas, sources predict problems aplenty when Round 2 goes into effect July 1. “It's going to be a nightmare,” said Mike Marnhout, owner/president of Lexington, Ky.-based Bluegrass Medical, which received contracts in Round 1 but not in Round 2. Since the list of contract suppliers was released April 9, providers have...

Apguard Medical, Bluegrass Oxygen, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Grace healthcare, Hall-Moore Medical Supplies, Lewin Medical Supply, Market Pricing Program (MPP), Round 2

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