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All signs point to success

May 19, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Well, I just saw somewhere that the Meek bill now has 242 co-sponsors and AAHomecare is striving to hit 250 by week's end. I know from talking to providers that most of you are joyfully watching those numbers tick up. I also enjoy hearing about the efforts many of you make in trying to reach, literally and figuratively, your lawmakers. Case in point: Dave Gordon of Delcrest Medical in Hamilton Township, N.J. When phone calls, faxes and emails failed to produce even a response, Gordon decided to...

Competitive Bidding, Durable Medical Equipment (DME), e-SP, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Home Medical Equipment (HME), Medicare, Medicare, Meek Bill, Meek Bill

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Competitive bidding expansion serves as wake-up call

March 25, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON  For providers who have remained on the sidelines while the industry battles to stop competitive bidding, the expansion of the program should make one thing clear: It's time to get in the game. "This thing is going to impact everybody no matter where you are or how rural of an area you serve," said Cara Bachenheimer, senior vice president of government relations for Invacare. The healthcare reform bill, signed into law last week, expands competitive bidding to an additional 21 metropolitan...

AAHomecare, AAHomecare, AAHomecare, Competitive Bidding, H.R. 3790, Healthcare reform, Meek Bill, Meek Bill

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