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Providers who wear capes: Free lunch, diapers and a really big giveback

July 31, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - HME providers have stepped up in acts both big and small to prove the COVID-19 pandemic has also brought out the best in people. National reach 180 Medical, a national provider of disposable medical supplies, was inspired by an article in the New York Times calling attention to a shortage of diapers, wipes and other essential needs for children and individuals with special needs, says employee Jessica Jared. “This (was) due to the surge in panic buying,”...

180 Medical, Choice Medical, Coronavirus, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Pandemic

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What's The Scooter Store's legacy?

September 27, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

YARMOUTH, Maine - Stakeholders expect the downfall of The Scooter Store to have several lasting effects on the power mobility industry. The Scooter Store announced Sept. 13 that it has been cut out of Rounds 1 and 2 of competitive bidding, and will close for good in the coming weeks. Decreased access Among the consequences of the closure, and the controversy and investigation surrounding it: Access to power wheelchairs will likely take a hit, providers say. “I suspect utilization...

Choice Medical, Competitive Bidding, Cory Baker, Mark Farmer, Martin Szmal, Mrs Homecare, Network Medical Supply, rick perrotta, Southwest Mobility, The Scooter Store, tyler riddle

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Humana follows Medicare's lead

June 7, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - When it comes to the steep cuts Medicare plans to implement as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. In the wake of the announcement of the cuts—on average, 45% below the current fee schedule—there have been reports of private payers and Medicaid programs looking to slash pricing. But now, it looks like it's happening on a much bigger scale. Health insurance giant Humana on May 30 notified...

AAHomecare, Choice Medical, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Humana, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, Round 2

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