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N.C., Va. groups merge

January 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CARY, N.C. - The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.In November, the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies (VADMEC) and the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) combined to form the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers (ACMESA).“We've been talking about it for some time and finally pulled the trigger,” said Beth Bowen, who was the executive director of...

Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Svc Assn (ACMESA), Beth Bowen, NCAMES, VADMEC

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In brief: CMS names nat'l RAC for DME, whistleblower drops lawsuit against Lincare

November 4, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS has tapped Performant Recovery to perform post-payment reviews of Medicare claims for DMEPOS and home health/hospice nationwide. The other RACs awarded contracts will perform post-payment reviews to identify and correct Medicare claims that contain improper payments that were made under Part A and Part B for all provider types other than DMEPOS. Performant Recovery also won that contract for Region 1. Cotiviti won contracts for Region 2 and 3, and HMS Federal Solutions won a contract...

Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Svc Assn (ACMESA), Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Lincare, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), National RAC, NCAMES, Performant Recovery, VADMEC

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Executive Session

Congratulations, Beth Bowen

June 12, 2009Mike Moran

There are a lot of great state HME associaton executive directors out there, but none more dedicated than Beth Bowen, who leads the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Suppliers (NCAMES). That's why it was nice to see Beth's hard work on behalf of HME providers—both in and outside N.C.—recognized this week by the Association Executives of North Carolina, which awarded Beth its Outstanding CEO Award for 2008-2009. The award is the association's highest honor for an association...

Competitive Bidding, Executive Session, NCAMES, VADMEC, Wall Street Journal

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