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McCaskill: Bid program helps regulate system

May 24, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON - Of the two providers that were subpoenaed to testify at a second congressional hearing on HME business practices on May 22, one invoked the Fifth Amendment and the other said he “wants to play by the rules.”Jon Letko, president of Milford, N.J.-based U.S. Healthcare Supply, invoked the Fifth Amendment before the Senate Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, leaving Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., visibly surprised.“We are hopeful that, at some point in time,...

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Sen. McCaskill revisits DME business practices

May 22, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A pair of providers are on tap for the second congressional hearing on DME business practices by Sen. Claire McCaskill's Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight. The hearing is scheduled for May 22 at 2 p.m. Both providers—Jon Letko, president of Milford, N.J.-based U.S. Healthcare Supply; and Dr. Steve Silverman, president of Boca Raton, Fla-based Med-Care Diabetic and Medical Supplies—were invited to the subcommittee's first hearing on the matter but did not attend....

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Sen. McCaskill on fraud: Enough blame to go around

April 26, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON - Both the HME industry and CMS came under fire April 24 during a congressional hearing to review provider business practices and Medicare audits.The hearing was the first for the Subcommittee on Financial & Contracting Oversight, which is led by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.“One significant concern is the prevalent practice among some medical equipment companies to aggressively call, email and write Medicare beneficiaries to directly market their products,” McCaskill said,...

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In brief: Senator calls hearing, Apria borrows $900M

April 12, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a hearing to address HME marketing tactics, according to a press release. In advance of the hearing, entitled “Oversight and Business Practices of Durable Medical Equipment Companies,” McCaskill is encouraging those who have experienced aggressive sales tactics from HME companies, such as “repeated telephone calls and aggressive sales pitches,” to call her office and share their stories. “It's clear talking to...

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McCaskill calls hearing on HME marketing tactics

April 11, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has scheduled a hearing to address HME marketing tactics, according to a press release. In advance of the hearing, entitled “Oversight and Business Practices of Durable Medical Equipment Companies,” McCaskill is encouraging those who have experienced aggressive sales tactics from HME companies, such as “repeated telephone calls and aggressive sales pitches,” to call her office and share their stories. “It's clear talking...

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