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GAO: Supplier numbers decline again

January 10, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The number of DMEPOS suppliers furnishing rate-adjusted items in non-bid areas decreased 11% in 2017, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office.That decrease follows an 8% decrease in 2016—the first year rates were adjusted—compared to 2015 and continued a trend of annual decreases in non-bid areas that averaged 8% each year going back to at least 2011, according to the report, “Medicare Fee-For-Service: Information on the Second Year of Nationwide...

Competitive Bidding, supplier numbers

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Lawrence Garfinkel, home respiratory therapy, and how I used to steal cigarettes from my parents

January 27, 2010Mike Moran

While skimming The New York Times this morning, I learned that Lawrence Garfinkled died last Thursday. That wouldn't have meant anything to me except that the headline caught my attention: “Lawrence Garfinkel, Dies at 88; Fought Smoking.” Because the HME industry is so heavily invested in respiratory therapy, any thing related to smoking—the cause of most respiratory ailments—interests me. Garfinkel's obit got me thinking about my own experiences with smoking. I never smoked...

Executive Session, Lawrence Garfinkel, supplier numbers

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