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'No-man's land' for oxygen patients

August 2, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When a local competitor closed its doors recently, provider Tyler Riddle had bad news for its capped-out oxygen patients: He couldn't take them.“I am not going to take capped patients regardless of how nice a guy I am,” said Riddle, vice president of Albany, Ga.-based MRS Homecare. “We give them a letter explaining that they are in this magical doughnut hole and there's nothing we can do. They are just shocked.”Under the oxygen cap—implemented in 2009—providers...

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Reporter's notebook: There is life after reimbursement cuts

January 25, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MOREHEAD, Ky. - When Medicare implemented its 36-month cap on oxygen in 2009, Lois Vice knew she needed to find another source of revenue.“The capped rental was a huge blow to us,” said Vice, director of St. Claire Regional Family Medical Supply. “We lost about 7%, or about $175K, of our annual income.”So the provider in 2009 opened a 4,000-square-foot retail store to supplement its respiratory and HME offerings.It was a good decision. That first year, the business grew 23%,...

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Houston, we have a problem

August 25, 2009Mike Moran

In a bulletin this week, AAHomecare reminded members of the importance of educating consumer groups on the impact of national competitive bidding. The reminder came after AARP lobbyist Nora Super told Modern Healthcare that the powerful group supports competitive bidding because it will save taxpayers and seniors money. The Night We Called It a Day ipod South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut buy 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer The Great Buck Howard film Street Warrior dvdrip In the Time of the Butterflies...

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HME Expo, Day 2

April 24, 2009Mike Moran

U Turn video Industry stakeholders told attendees of the HME Exposition & Conference today that they expect a bill to be introduced in the next few weeks that would repeal the 36-month oxygen cap. Salome trailer Industry stakeholders are working with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the lead sponsor of last year's H.R. 621, to introduce the bill, according to John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group. Another supporter of the effort: Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C. Once the bill is...

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NCB goes into effect today

April 18, 2009Mike Moran

CMS released this announcement late on Friday: The Administration delayed the effective date for the IFC to allow CMS officials the opportunity for further review of the issues of law and policy raised by the rule.  Based upon its review and on the need to ensure that CMS is able to meet the statutory deadlines contained in MIPPA, the Administration has concluded that the effective date should not be further delayed. Die Hard 2 divx The rule will become effective tomorrow, April 18, 2009....

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NCB action alert

April 10, 2009Mike Moran

Against the Dark aka Last Night video Brubaker move Young Frankenstein psp VGM notified its members this morning that the deadline for signing on to Rep. Betty Sutton's letter to rescind the national competitive bidding rule has been extended to April 14. The initial deadline was April 9. For a copy of the letter, go here Zzyzx release What a Girl Wants psp City of Joy dvdrip The Glimmer Man download . To contact your representative, go here. Pride & Prejudice the movie Liz Beaulieu The...

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Really want to help small businesses?

March 19, 2009Mike Moran

In a release today, AAHomecare applauded President Barack Obama for making available $15 billion in loans to small businesses. But the association didn't stop there. It went on to say that if the president and members of Congress really want to help small businesses, they should scrap national competitive bidding. Adaptation. film download The Last Boy Scout dvd Till Death Us Do Part dvd House of 1000 Corpses ipod The Breaks full Zzyzx dvdrip AAHomecare pointed out that CMS's first attempt at...

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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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