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Hope is not a strategy

November 1, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Ask most anyone at Medtrade earlier this month, and they'll tell you there was something in the air. Sure, questions over competitive bidding loomed, but there was a feeling that, while the industry has experienced significant attrition in the past few years, those providers that remain are on solid ground, if not motivated to be on solid ground.The data in this year's State of the Industry Report, which will be published on our website in December, seem to reflect that perception. First, there's...

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Swapping growth for change

August 29, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

This probably says it all: In this year's State of the Industry Report, for our data on Medicare utilization for 2017, we decided to change the name of the column “2017 Growth” to “2017 Change.” Why? Because for several years now, the allowed charges for the majority of codes have been decreasing year over year, not increasing. Take CPAP devices. There is an increasing, not decreasing, number of people who are being diagnosed and treated for obstructive sleep apnea, right,...

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Lincare, in the lead again

August 1, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

The list of top 100 suppliers of DMEPOS by amount allowed for 2017 is in. The top five looks like this: Lincare, $539, 604, 080Accredo Health Group, $475,577,257Lincare Pharmacy Services, $277,122,027Walgreen, $215,880, 876Zoll Services, $212,308, 306 The top five for 2016 looked like this: Lincare, $651,783, 993Accredo Health Group, $482,764,158Lincare Pharmacy Services, $290,162,919Apria Healthcare, $224, 300, 906Zoll Services, $204, 036, 809 So once again, we have Lincare at No. 1, albeit with...

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What's the state of the HME industry?

December 4, 2015HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Medicare allowed charges for DME bounced back a bit in 2014 compared to 2013, according to the 2015 State of the Industry Report.Allowed charges for DME-related BETOS “buckets”* were $5.8 billion in 2014 compared to $5.3 billion in 2013.Still, that's a far cry from the $8.1 billion in allowed charges in 2012, $7.8 billion in 2011 and $8.5 billion in 2010, when Medicare first launched competitive bidding.Allowed charges for the majority of individual DME saw decreases...

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Friday fun facts, part 2

September 13, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

So last time I left you, I had given you a little taste of the data that will appear in the 2013 State of the Industry Report. To be honest with you: Every year, I put some of this data together prematurely right around the HME News Business Summit in September in case a speaker doesn't show up and I have to pinch hit (This is what former Editor Mike Moran used to do and so this is what I do). In the three years now that I have been programming the Summit, I've never had to use this “emergency...

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Friday fun facts

August 30, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Since it's Friday, and since I'm pulling together some data for our 2013 State of the Industry Report, I thought I'd share a Top 10 list with you. Here are the Top 10 providers for 2012 by amount allowed by Medicare: 1.) Lincare ($746,211,087)2.) Accredo Health Group ($375,246,527)3.) Apria Healthcare ($361,719,649)4.) Liberty Medical Supply ($302,675,152)5.) Lincare Pharmacy Services ($209,024,041)6.) Walgreen Co. ($195,218,374)7.) KCI USA ($172,178,074)8.) DEGC Enterprise ($120,823,881)9.) Hanger...

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