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Patient choice and HME

September 26, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - When it comes to getting referrals from hospitals, the odds may be stacked against independent HME providers. Hospitals are required by law to present a list of home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities to patients and offer them choice. But they're not required to do that for HME companies, say industry attorneys. "Hospitals don't have to give the same degree of detail for HME that they have to give for home health," said Neil Caesar, president of the Health Law Center...

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