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'Pay attention to the details,' says Doug Coleman

June 8, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LOVELAND, Colo. - Doug Coleman opened Major Medical Supply in 2000, despite seeing the writing on the wall with Medicare's competitive bidding program.Coleman married into the HME industry in 1988, when his new father-in-law took him into the company business. That company sold in 1994, but he returned to the HME industry with Major Medical Supply six years later.“As I saw the bid issues starting, I knew that it was going to lead to problems and challenges,” said Coleman, CEO, who also...

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AAH sets sights on 'sideliners'

January 19, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are casting a wider net for providers to build more support for a bill that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program.As of Friday, providers had helped to push the number of co-sponsors for H.R. 4229 to 110.“We've got a core group of providers that have advocated all along and that's terrific,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare. “But we've also got sideliners who have let others do it and we've got to get them...

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WOPD: Stakeholders still seek clarification on key issues

February 7, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BALTIMORE - CMS began enforcing the written order prior to delivery (WOPD) requirement on Jan. 1, and providers, for the most part, say they're on top if it.“We started moving ahead with that last July because we knew it was coming,” said Carter Fuller, vice president of business development for Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Professional Respiratory and Medical. “It was all about educating out in the community and getting in front of it.”CMS in December announced that it would...

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