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On the Editor's Desk

Tug of war on utilization

December 22, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

I got a reminder recently that I’ve been meaning to log into the HME Databank to see the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on utilization for respiratory equipment, particularly ventilators and oxygen concentrators.  The Databank, if you’re not familiar, is a database of Medicare data on some of the most popular DMEPOS codes. It includes total Medicare spend by code for all the codes included in the competitive bidding program and more. The most recent year for which it has data:...

COVID-19 Pandemic, Medicare utilization, Oxygen Concentrators

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On the Editor's Desk

Hope is not a strategy

November 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Ask most anyone at Medtrade earlier this month, and they'll tell you there was something in the air. Sure, questions over competitive bidding loomed, but there was a feeling that, while the industry has experienced significant attrition in the past few years, those providers that remain are on solid ground, if not motivated to be on solid ground.The data in this year's State of the Industry Report, which will be published on our website in December, seem to reflect that perception. First, there's...

Medicare utilization, Medtrade, State of the Industry report, top providers

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