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Whoa, Nellie: This thing is out of control

February 28, 2014HME News Staff

If you remember The Roy Rogers Show, you might remember Roy's sidekick, Pat, driving the old Jeep nicknamed Nellie Belle. On occasion, Nellie Belle would get out of control and Pat would yell, “Whoa Nellie Belle." (It was shortened by most people to just plain "Whoa Nellie.") Today, we have a different vehicle out of control: Medicare. Someone needs to holler "Whoa Nellie!” and put a stop to this runaway, out of control renegade before someone gets hurt. Home medical equipment...

Forum, Jonathan Temple

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Audits: 'We are in crisis,' stakeholders say

February 14, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - HME stakeholders made their case against an audit program run amok at a forum last week. “We need to have a resolution on how to help my providers today because we are in crisis,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare, who attended the daylong event on Feb. 12. “The system is broken and it needs to be fixed.” The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) hosted the forum to discuss an increased workload that has led to a backlog of 460,000...

Backlog, Denial Rate, Forum

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