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Medicare saves with HME, study says

June 12, 2014HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Medicare sees significant cost savings when it preserves spending on home medical equipment, according to a new study unveiled at The VGM Group's Heartland Conference this week.The study, conducted by Brian Leitten of Leitten Consulting, found, for example, that for every $1 that Medicare pays for mobility equipment, it saves $16.78 in treatment for avoided falls.“The message is clear: HME does save Medicare money and helps beneficiaries live where they want to be—at...

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