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Specialty Providers

CPAP bundling: 'Fix' for non-existent problem

December 5, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Providers don't know what to make of CMS's plan to implement bundled payments for CPAP, but say they doubt it's a good thing. “There's nothing to go by yet, but the sheer concept is counterintuitive as far as patient care,” said Chris Rice, CEO of Riverside, Calif.-based Diamond Respiratory Care. “We want to keep them compliant and keep good supplies on them, but now we are flipping the coin and creating an incentive to provide fewer supplies.” CMS...

Bundled Payments, Chris Rice, CPAP, Eric Cohen, Eric Parkhill, John Eberhart

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Specialty Providers

'In this industry, you have to diversify'

January 26, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - One service that hasn't gained too much traction in the HME industry is home sleep testing, but provider Eric Parkhill is making a go at it. In 2008, CMS said it would pay for the therapy, but it prohibited CPAP providers from doing both the tests and the CPAP setups. That doesn't mean providers can't enter into the market, said Parkhill, but they must follow legal guidelines closely. "It's a completely separate (business)," said Parkhill, vice president of both HMP Diagnostics...

Eric Parkhill, Home Sleep Testing

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