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In brief: Gov't charges 301, Playmaker CRM and Emerge partner

June 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A $900-million takedown by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force on June 22, the largest in history, included schemes involving durable medical equipment.The nationwide sweep resulted in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for alleged false billings.“As this takedown should make clear, healthcare fraud is not an abstract violation or benign offense—it is a serious crime,” said U.S. Attorney...

ABC Home Medical Supply, Edward Vishnevetsky, Emerge Sales, Experea Healthcare Playmaker CRM, Medicare Fraud Strike Force. CQRC


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Edward Vishnevetsky passes away

June 23, 2016HME News Staff

DALLAS - The HME industry is mourning the passing of healthcare attorney Edward Vishnevetsky this week. Vishnevetsky, counsel in the Dallas office of K&L Gates, passed away on Monday, June 20, while on vacation in Costa Rica. He specialized in healthcare and commercial litigation, representing a variety of organizations, including DME providers. Among his accomplishments: helping to remove dozens of providers from Medicare pre-payment audit and defending more than 50 providers through all stages...

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People in the news: Connally, Fletcher & Ricker, Whitehall, Vishnevetsky

May 5, 2016HME News Staff

Thad Connally, president of the Kentucky Medical Equipment Suppliers Association, will be presented with the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award at the association's Washington Legislative Conference later this month for his advocacy record at both the state and federal levels…Derek Fletcher has been named adult products manager for Molift, Immedia and R82, while Steve Ricker has been promoted to eastern region sales manager of the pediatric group comprised of R82 and Convaid…Ian Whitehall...

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Specialty Providers

HME providers making jump to pharmacy

December 23, 2014Kelly Bothum

In the past year, Dallas healthcare attorney Edward Vishnevetsky has worked with four DME providers that have expanded into pharmacy. Vishnevetsky works in the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf Harr as an associate in the business litigation section. HME News recently spoke with Vishnevetsky about this industry trend.HME News: Why are HME providers looking to add pharmacy?Edward Vishnevetsky: Pharmacy is one of the last remaining lucrative areas in healthcare. HME providers know they have patients...

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Audit notebook: CNN, legislation and an olive branch

February 28, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - In the wake of the Feb. 12 forum on audits, the big question is: Where does the HME industry go from here?From a legal perspective, one of the few options is a constitutional challenge that argues the backlog in processing appeals and the delay in assigning cases to the administrative law judges (ALJs) are obstructing due process, says healthcare attorney Edward Vishnevetsky.“But that's an uphill and costly battle,” said Vishnevetsky, an associate with Munsch Hardt....

aahomecare, ALJ Hearing, Audits, Edward Vishnevetsky, Tom Ryan


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Audits: Stakeholders strike while iron is hot

January 24, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Expect the outcry over audits to heat up in the coming weeks, say HME industry stakeholders.The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) plans to hold a daylong forum Feb. 12 to discuss a massive backlog of appeals that has forced it to suspend the assignment of new cases to the administrative law judges (ALJs) for as long as two years. Chief ALJ Nancy Griswold detailed the dire situation in a Dec. 31 memo to providers who currently have appeals pending.“I think the memo...

ALJ, Audits, Edward Vishnevetsky, John Gallagher, kim brummett, OMHA, The VGM Group


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Providers

Survival all about 'the right volume'

January 24, 2014Elizabeth Deprey

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - To be successful in a consolidating industry, provider Kevin Druzinski says focusing on patient care and keeping an eye on the details are crucial to maintain rapid growth. “I learned a long time ago that if have the right volume, you'll survive,” said Druzinski, president of Motor City Medical.That attitude has helped Druzinski adapt quickly to serving three-quarters of his state—including three Round 2 competitive bidding areas. He accepted respiratory...

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Obscure court ruling could set powerful precedent

December 13, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - A 5th Circuit Court ruling over runny eggs could be just the ammunition HME providers need in cases involving ambiguous CMS guidelines.“People think this case is humorous because of the underlying facts, but it has implications for all types of Medicare providers,” said Edward Vishnevetsky, an associate with Munsch Hardt in Dallas. “This is the first time we've seen a court not defer to CMS's interpretations.”Prompting the ruling was an appeal filed by Elgin Nursing...

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Subcontracting: 'Everybody's doing it'

April 19, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Industry attorneys sum up the bulk of the activity in the wake of CMS's announcement of the contracts suppliers for Round 2 with one word: subcontracting.“It's the biggest thing going on,” said Edward Vishnevetsky, an associate with Munsch Hardt in Dallas. “Providers want to know, how do we create proper subcontracting agreements?”The interest is coming from both contract and non-contract suppliers, attorneys say, but more often than not, the latter...

CMS, competitive bidding, Edward Vishnevetsky, Jeff Baird, Medicare, Neil Caesar, round 2


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