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Ins and outs of subcontracting

January 23, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

AMARILLO, Texas - Healthcare attorney Jeff Baird says no provider likes subcontracting agreements; nevertheless, there are a large number of them out there.“Because reimbursement is so low, to take that reimbursement and split it between two companies doesn't add up,” he said. “It's a lose-lose.”But contract suppliers want to make up for that low reimbursement with additional volume, and subcontractors want to hold on to their referral sources, so here we are.Here's what Baird...

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Baird reviews ins and outs of subcontracting

January 12, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Editor's note: In last week's HME Newswire, we ran the story, “Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program.” This is a follow-up.AMARILLO, Texas - Healthcare attorney Jeff Baird says no provider likes subcontracting agreements; nevertheless, there are a large number of them out there.“Because reimbursement is so low, to take that reimbursement and split it between two companies doesn't add up,” he said. “It's a lose-lose.”But contract suppliers want to...

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Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program

January 5, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - Subcontracting may be black and white on paper, but in the real world, it can be gray, even now that competitive bidding has been the law of the land in major cities for years.By law, contract suppliers are responsible for coordinating care between referral sources and Medicare beneficiaries, for example, but subcontractors say that's not always the case.“It's kind of like the dirty, little secret in the industry,” said a subcontractor for oxygen equipment and services....

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Aeroflow lands 645 bid contracts, seeks subcontractors

April 12, 2016HME News Staff

ASHVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare has received 645 contract offers for 108 competitive bidding areas as part of the Round 2 re-compete, the provider has announced. Aeroflow, which already works with more than 100 subcontractors in 39 states as part of previous rounds of the program, plans to add more subcontractors for the Round 2 re-compete. “Aeroflow supports its partners through continued use of technology, increased marketing support, and leverage of its infrastructure that allows partners...

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Providers

New Remedy for providers

June 20, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Although his recent acquisition of Smart Remedies gives him a national platform, provider Randall Weston says he's still a small provider.“We are a small provider and we want to reach out to the small providers and engage them to work with us across the country,” said Weston, CEO of Mobility Rehab Products. “If we can somehow form an alliance and help smaller providers get back the business they lost, we can also bring them other opportunities in their market.”At...

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Colonial Medical forms strategic partnerships

February 14, 2014HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - Colonial Medical Supplies, which was awarded more than 600 contracts in nearly every competitive bidding area (CBA), has become a minority shareholder of Airlife Medical in Auburndale, Fla. Colonial Medical has been serving patients in CBAs through subcontracting agreements, but in late 2013, it began seeking strategic partners to serve patients directly. Airlife Medical represents Colonial Medical's third such investment in 2013. Colonial Medical was awarded contracts for walkers,...

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Editorial

Give government what it says it wants: No service

January 24, 2014Letter to the Editor

Editor's note: The following letter was in response to a story titled “Subcontracting: Not what it's cracked up to be,” which appeared in the November issue of HME News.It is my opinion that if the payer, no matter who they are, wants to pay for $1 worth of product then we should deliver $1 worth of product.The service component was never asked for from CMS. In a meeting with CMS at the early stages of the competitive bidding program, CMS held an information session and a Q&A at The Drake...

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Smart Talk

Legal: Don't run afoul of supplier standards

August 23, 2013Edward Vishnevetsky

A. For the past several months, DME suppliers have been calling me with questions concerning the interplay between contractors and subcontractors in Round 2 of the competitive bidding program (CBP). First and foremost, it is important to point out that subcontracting is not a concept that is unique to the CBP; rather, subcontracting for all DME suppliers is governed by Chapter 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 424.57 and the supplier standards, regardless of whether the DME supplier...

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