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Alabama: Requirement gets physical

May 23, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - HME providers here in March hailed the passage of a bill that they say will protect Medicare beneficiaries from shoddy service.The bill, H.B. 225, contains a provision that makes a physical presence in the state a requirement of licensure for most HME providers. Signed into law March 19, it is slated to take effect Aug. 1.“We had people shipping oxygen concentrators and power mobility devices with absolutely no one within 1,000 miles to look after the patients,” said...

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