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Ms. Wheelchair protests incontinence program

July 11, 2018HME News Staff

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Sheri Melander-Smith, Ms. Wheelchair America, has filed an official protest with the Minnesota Department of Human Services to object its plans to implement a preferred incontinence product program that would award a contract to a single company, MAMES reports. “Patients will have reduced access to high-quality incontinence products, while costs will likely go up,” said Melander-Smith in a press release. “I'm proud to join with the disability community in the...

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Contract promotes 'favoritism'

August 23, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AMARILLO, Texas - HME providers in Texas have solid ground to stand on when it comes to their criticism of a new Medicaid contract that makes Medline a single-source provider of 244 DME supplies, says an industry attorney.Pam Colbert, a member of the Health Care Group at the law firm Brown & Fortunato, outlined a number of ways the contract violates Texas law in her complaint on behalf of Alliance Medical Supply, a provider in San Antonio. It's anything but competitivePer the Texas Government...

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Superior HealthPlan to make changes to Medline contract

August 15, 2017HME News Staff

AUSTIN, Texas - Superior HealthPlan, a managed care company that's administering part of the state's Medicaid program, has decided to delay a contract with Medline until Oct. 1, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The contract, which includes 244 codes for DME and supplies, was set to start Sept. 1.Superior Health Plan, part of Centene Corp., also plans to recast the contract as “preferred provider” vs. “single source,” making it clearer that Medicaid recipients...

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