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On the state front lines

May 5, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Rose Schafhauser and Beth Bowen both manage multiple state and regional HME associations and had to cancel popular events in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was a difficult decision, but soon after, Schafhauser and Bowen were consumed with being a clearinghouse for COVID-19 information in multiple states. Here's some of what they were experiencing in late March.Essential businessesWith different states taking different approaches to business closures, one of the first...

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Board taps Bowen to lead NEMEP

April 11, 2017HME News Staff

ALBANY, New York - Just months after New York and New Jersey decided to combine their state HME associations, they have announced new leadership.The board of directors of the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers association (NEMEP) has chosen Beth Bowen, who already leads state HME associations in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, as their new executive director.“NEMEP is very lucky to have such a distinguished and energetic professional at its helm,” Kim Voelker, the...

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N.C., Va. groups merge

January 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CARY, N.C. - The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.In November, the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies (VADMEC) and the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) combined to form the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers (ACMESA).“We've been talking about it for some time and finally pulled the trigger,” said Beth Bowen, who was the executive director of...

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HME providers score win in North Carolina

December 15, 2016HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina announced Dec. 13 that it will not update current fee schedules with the 2017 rates recently released by CMS. Because the decision is in conflict with its current policy and current contracts with DME providers, a contractual amendment will be mailed in early to mid-January, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2017. It will continue to use the January 2016 rates until further notice. "Our association has worked hard over the years maintaining...

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Va., N.C. move to regional association

November 4, 2016HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies (VADMEC) and the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) have combined to form the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers (ACMESA). The executive director of both associations, Beth Bowen, made the announcement on twitter on Nov. 3. Bowen owns an association management company named TayCar, Inc. Bowen also leads the Florida Association of Home Care Services (FAHCS) and, earlier this year, she...

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Tennessee: ATHOMES names new exec

January 22, 2016Tracy Orzel

Beth Bowen got her start composing newsletters for the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Services in 1991. Now she's the executive director of four state associations: NCAMES, the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment (VADMEC), the Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS), and, as of January, the Association for Tennessee Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services (ATHOMES). HME News recently spoke to Bowen about juggling four sets of issues.HME News: With four state...

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North Carolina: NCTracks fix spells relief

April 24, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. - Billing for patients with both Medicare and Medicaid got a little easier on March 1 for HME providers in North Carolina.A glitch in NCTracks, the system that processes claims for the state's Medicaid program, meant providers had to manually correct rental claims for these so-called dual eligibles.“It's money that we had tied up in A/R, and extra cost and time, that we won't have anymore,” said Craig Rae, owner of Penrod Medical Equipment in Salisbury.A fix to the system,...

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North Carolina: NC Tracks still off-track

September 24, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

RALEIGH, N.C. - Thousands of prior approvals for Medicaid patients here are backed up as industry stakeholders and state officials struggle to iron out problems with a new billing system.“We are almost two months into this system now and it's still ridiculously problematic,” said Beth Bowen, executive director of the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES). “There are patients out there that are not getting their stuff for three weeks.”The system,...

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Beth Bowen to lead FAHCS

June 28, 2013HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) has signed on with TayCar, an association management resources group headed up by Beth Bowen. TayCar already manages the North Carolina and Virginia state HME associations. TayCar provides education planning, advocacy and regulatory work, networking advancement, member services, communications and public relations, and day-to-day operational management services. “We have had thought-provoking discussions with new ideas that have...

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