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Vince Crew's parting words for the HME industry

March 23, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Vince Crew, a familiar and friendly face at HME conferences for 15 years, has decided to take his consulting company, Reach Development, in a new direction by working with other healthcare companies like hospitals. Here's what Crew had to say in an “exit interview” with HME News this week. HME News: What's one thing that you have witnessed in the HME industry in the past 15 years that sticks out in your mind? Vince Crew: It's the only industry I know of that, the better they've gotten,...

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If this doesn't work, heads should roll at CMS...and other random musing on healthcare

October 21, 2009Mike Moran

Sybil movie download Here are some random thoughts on the state of healthcare in this country today. 1. They new surety bond and accreditation requirements for DME that took effect earlier this month are intended to help reduce fraud and abuse. That means a year from now DME fraud and abuse should be much lower than it is today. If it is not, heads should roll at CMS, the NSC and other contractors charged with protecting the Medicare trust fund. 2. You'll never hear me complain about Social Security...

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Healthcare reform: House reaches compromise

July 29, 2009Mike Moran

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of fiscally conservative Democrats in the House, has reached a compromise with leaders in the House,  according to a story The U.S. vs. John Lennon divx just posted by CNN. Earlier this month the Ways and Means and Education and Labor committees approved draft healthcare legislation, but efforts were stalled in the Energy and Commerce Committee due to push back from the Blue Dogs. According to CNN: Star Hunter trailer Bringing Out the Dead hd Red Rock West...

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'Let the races begin'

April 16, 2009Mike Moran

The word on the street is that CMS has approved a form for a surety bond for the HME industry. Providers can now begin the formal process of obtaining bonds. "Let the races begin," said one industry source. Hard to Kill dvdrip download The Thin Red Line The River Wild dvdrip See our NewsWire on Monday for a story. The Forbidden Kingdom movie download Wild at Heart release Tempo full movie Full of It hd Liz Beaulieu Cookie's Fortune move Breast Men divx The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam...

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Unsure-ty bonds

April 1, 2009Mike Moran

.!. The Cable Guy hd Despite e-mails and promotions from various insurers, providers can't obtain surety bonds yet. Sure, they can call the insurers for more information. They can even begin the process by filling out applications. But they can't obtain bonds. Why? Because there's no approved form. Word has it that the Surety Association has submitted a form to CMS, but the association hasn't heard anything back yet. Some say it could be another two weeks. That doesn't leave much time for the providers...

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