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Sandy, waivers and red tape

November 2, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

As I was listening to the Nov. 1 call about waivers for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP providers in New York and New Jersey, I couldn't help but wonder how this all worked out the last time we had a hurricane that caused this much damage. Hurricane Katrina in 2005? I made a few calls to industry stakeholders in Alabama and Mississippi, where that hurricane hit hardest. I left a lot of voice mail messages, but I was able to get Michael Hamilton, the executive director of the Alabama DME Association,...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), Hurricane, Reimbursement

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