I recently ran into a case of Medicare waste. No, not the kind we read about in OIG reports or DOJ actions. The kind of waste I saw is much more insidious, and it's built into our health care system... Read more >
Anyone doing business in orthopedic softgoods faces ongoing competition from big box retailers and pharmacies, for sure, but HME companies can still compete by offering solid product knowledge and a... Read more >
When Chris Kinard asked Medtrade Spring attendees to describe the HME industry's current condition in one word, some of the responses he got were "catastrophe," "chaos," "uncertainty," "change" and "... Read more >
VMI Fiorella Platform Lift 30-in. usable platform width, 42-in. usable platform length; weight capacity 500 lbs. detachable control unit can be placed anywhere in the vehicle; LCD interface has a... Read more >
A challenge for the bariatric market is to define what the term means. Doctors may define an obese patient as one with a body mass Index (BMI) of 30 or more, while Medicare may define a bariatric... Read more >
"I'm here mainly to find out what people in Round 1 are experiencing so we can gauge how to go forward in Round 2 … Depending on what the bid rate is [will determine] whether or not we're going... Read more >
As a kid, my son's favorite movie was one of the hokiest Japanese sci-fi monster flicks ever. I can't count the number of times that on family movie night, we made a big bowl of popcorn and watched... Read more >
The HME industry's effort to repeal competitive bidding got a critical boost last month with the introduction of H.R. 1041 by Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa. At a March 15 press... Read more >
More than 250 HME providers and other advocates called on members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 1041 during the American Association for Homecare's Legislative Conference last month, and their... Read more >
Where do we go from here? Round 1 of competitive bidding is in place and we are facing Round 2. After what seems a lifetime of study, trial programs and launches by CMS, it is finally a reality that... Read more >
All involved in the home care industry are very familiar with CMS, OIG and the Stark law. We keep current with issues around ZPIC, RAC and DME MAC audits. We have heard horror stories of the... Read more >
In the summer of 1995, David Wagner faced a major injury and an uncertain future. An accident in the surf off the coast of Redondo Beach, Calif., left him a C-6 quadriplegic with a long road to rehab... Read more >
Last year's crop of da Vinci Awards winners — among them the Compas computerized prosthetic alignment system and a 42-acre, user-friendly recreational area in Michigan — as usual... Read more >
Medline Curad Orthopedic Softgoods Line new hospital-quality orthopedic soft goods line marketed under the Curad brand; includes products to help patients recovering from orthopedic surgeries,... Read more >
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Join DMEPOS consultant Andrea Stark on March 22 as she takes you inside the world of Medicare's latest weapons in its audit arsenal — RACs and ZPICs. If you want to know... Read more >