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Obama re-nominates Tavenner to lead CMS

February 8, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - President Obama yesterday re-nominated Marilyn Tavenner to lead CMS. Tavenner has been the acting administrator of CMS since her first nomination in late 2011. It's unclear whether a highly divided Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Tavenner, according to news reports. Tavenner replaced Obama's first administrator, Don Berwick, who left after his recess appointment expired in late 2011.

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Executive Session

Healthcare reform? Bah, humbug!

June 22, 2009Mike Moran

.!. The Transformers: The Movie HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Slaughter hd announced today that President Obama has designated this as the “Year of Community Living.” Boy, given that the HME industry is looking down the barrel of more reimbursement cuts, you could have fooled me. This new initiative commemorates the 10th anniversary of Olmstead v. L.C., which recognizes that “unjustified institutional isolation of persons with disabilities is a form of discrimination” under...

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Lincare: A poster child for...

June 4, 2009Mike Moran

Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare was a hot topic of discussion at a recent investment conference. Here's an excerpt from a financial blog about the conference: At the New York event, says Kiplinger's, was Jim Chanos of Kynikos (which means cynic in Greek) Associates, described as "the short seller who famously uncovered fraud at Enron in 2001." Chanos had a bone to pick with health-care companies. "There's a new sheriff in town," Chanos said, referring to President Obama. He thinks the administration...

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The door is open?

January 22, 2009Mike Moran

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon hd The Obama administration, on its first day in office, issued instructions to federal agencies to review all pending and recently issued regulation (Past presidents have done the same thing). The VGM Group and AAHomecare believe the review should include the interim final rule on national competitive bidding, which was published in the Federal Register Jan. 16. Industry stakeholders ask providers to call on their members of Congress to urge the Obama...

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