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In brief: Access survey slams bid program, CMS withdraws O&P rule

October 13, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - More than 60% of case managers report an increase in the number of Medicare beneficiaries who have developed medical complications, received emergency care or were readmitted to a hospital due to issues related to obtaining proper and/or timely access to DME, according to a final report from Dobson DaVanzo & Associates.“(The competitive bidding program has) negatively affected beneficiaries' access to DME services and supplies, adversely impacted case managers' ability to coordinate...

aahomecare, ALJ Backlog, Case Managers, Gary Sheehan, Orthotics, Permobil


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Survey highlights broken Medicare system

September 28, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.“I have been a therapist since 1991 and have never been so unable to do my job,” said one case manager. “This Medicare system is broken beyond repair.”AAHomecare announced in July it was working with Dobson DaVanzo & Associations, a healthcare research group,to...

aahomecare, Case Managers, Competitive Bidding, Dobson DaVanzo, Home Medical Equipment


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Editorial

Case managers have stacks of complaints

February 21, 2014Letter to the Editor

Recently, the North Florida Coalition of Home Medical Equipment providers coordinated a meeting between several of the largest hospital systems in North Florida, along with some nursing facilities and the local offices of Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and Rep. Ander Crenshaw. Our coalition has been very active in communicating the competitive bidding issues with our lawmakers; however, we felt it was time that they heard from the case managers and nurses themselves (the horse's mouth).The floor...

Case Managers, Competitive Bidding, Jerry Hall


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Guest Blog

Case managers have stacks of complaints

November 13, 2013HME News Staff

On Nov. 5, the North Florida Coalition of Home Medical Equipment providers coordinated a meeting between several of the largest hospital systems in North Florida, along with some nursing facilities and the local offices of Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and Rep. Ander Crenshaw. Our coalition has been very active in communicating the competitive bidding issues with our lawmakers; however, we felt it was time that they heard from the case managers and nurses themselves (the horse's mouth). The...

Advocacy, Case Managers, Competitive Bidding, Jerry Hall


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