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TV station attempts to follow the Medicare paper trail

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I came across this story about a Medicare bennie who, well, the lead on this story sums it up better than I ever could:

Providers 'play it safe'

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04/26/2010

YARMOUTH, Maine – Some HME providers are putting off investing in their companies until they have a better idea what the future holds.

Coming soon to an MSA near you: competitive bidding

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Unless you've been living under a rock (and I know some of you out there have), you probably know that the health care reform bill expanded Round 2 of competitive bidding to an additional 21 MSAs.

Competitive bidding expansion serves as wake-up call

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03/25/2010

WASHINGTON  For providers who have remained on the sidelines while the industry battles to stop competitive bidding, the expansion of the program should make one thing clear: It's time to get in the game.

Healthcare reform: Industry ponders next move in new reality

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03/25/2010

WASHINGTON  With a stroke of President Barack Obamas pen, the HME provisions included in the Senates healthcare reform bill became law last week.

Smith & Nephew remains positive

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03/24/2010

It's not a mature market but it's well established. As clinicians understand what the benefits are of the therapy and the results that they get, they naturally expand it to different applications. They see that you can use it on everything from a chronic wound to a more acute wound that might have come out of a trauma situation.

Lunch and learn at the AAHomecare Conference

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jonathan Blum appreciates your concerns. He really does.

But the competitive bidding program is moving forward.

A brave statement to make at a luncheon populated by about 300 HME providers with knives.

The ROHO Group makes its case

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The ROHO Group, a manufacturer of wheelchair seat cushions, was the driver behind an article in the Belleville News-Democrat today about how healthcare reform would negatively impact local busines

Wheelchair user sounds off on competitive bidding

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If you didn't listen to this morning's media conference call on national competitive bidding–sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers (PAMS)–you missed out on one hell of a speaker in Lucy Spruill.

Amy Leopard: Consider joint ventures

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09/30/2009

With national competitive bidding, the industry is in a state of flux, says Amy Leopard. Suppliers are figuring out how they can affiliate and be strong suppliers for national competitive bidding and for negotiation in general.

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