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ActivStyle takes stand against low reimbursement

January 30, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MINNEAPOLIS - With IlliniCare Health holding fast to its drastic cuts to reimbursement for incontinence supplies, ActivStyle has taken a hard a line.In November, the provider—the state's largest provider of the supplies—announced it would no longer participate in the payer's network, something it had done since 2011, says CEO Gayle Devin.“After fighting the fight, we made the decision that we can't continue to operate at a loss here,” she said. “We labored long and hard...

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State news: Illinois targets MCOs, Minnesota gets approval from judge

September 14, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Proponents say a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives that would address reimbursement cuts for home medical equipment and supplies is critical as more and more payers offer below-Medicaid rates.This year, IlliniCare Health, a Medicaid MCO, announced rate cuts ranging from 10% to 50%. House Bill 5930 would prohibit MCOs from paying providers less than 10% below Medicaid “fee for service” rates.“IlliniCare was the first one, but there's been quite a bit...

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Medline launches online store

May 16, 2018HME News Staff

NORTHFIELD, Ill. - Medline has launched, its first online consumer store offering products to residents of assisted living communities. includes essential personal care products, such as incontinence supplies, skin health products, mobility aids, oral care necessities and nutritional supplements. The website also features education to help families select the correct products. “Families spend a great deal of time trying to find quality, reliable...

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New York: TwinMed becomes preferred vendor

August 19, 2016Tracy Orzel

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. - New York provider Dan DeSimone says he needs more details before he chooses TwinMed for incontinence products.In June, TwinMed was awarded a $225 million preferred vendor contract for incontinence supplies for Medicaid beneficiaries in New York. Under the five-year contract, TwinMed has established minimum quality standards for adult and youth size diapers, and reduced costs, while maintaining the existing provider network, the state says.“My approach is, wait until...

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Ill. Medicaid explores single supplier model

May 20, 2016Tracy Orzel

Springfield, Ill. - As Illinois looks to reduce spending on incontinence products, providers in the Prairie State say it's going about it the wrong way.In January, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services issued an RFP to select a single supplier that would provide all incontinence supplies to the state's Medicaid beneficiaries. “If you specialize in that market, it could mean closing down,” said David Doubek, president of Alsip, Ill.-based Doubek Medical Supply....

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