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If CMS doesn't value respiratory therapists, can HMEs continue to employ them?

March 24, 2010Mike Moran

Here's a $64,000 question: If Medicare continues to cut reimbursement for home respiratory services, what will providers do to offset those cuts? This came up the other day during a conversation I had with Lou Kaufman, the vice president of patient/clinical services for Roberts Home Medical, a mid-Atlantic powerhouse that employs roughly 40 home respiratory therapists. Here's what Lou had to say: "If reimbursement continues to decrease, what will be the next things that homecare companies need to...

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