“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” — Pogo, 1971 Earlier this month, Invacare CEO Mal Mixon reminded a bunch of us press folk of this famous quote from Walt Kelly's legendary... Read more >
Every year, 700,000 people in the United States are confronted by new or recurrent strokes, and many have to relearn everyday tasks. Professors and students from the University of Texas at Austin and... Read more >
It's been 16 years since Congress passed the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill. In that time, home care providers have helped a lot of seniors and made a profit, a win-win in today's battered HME market... Read more >
Universally acknowledged, hyped and anticipated, the demographic group known as the baby boomers is out there, and sellers of orthopedic soft goods are eagerly awaiting their arrival. If you happen... Read more >
The wound care market is in the spotlight, and it is no wonder. The cost of treating wounds is on the rise and is a significant portion of health care expenses. According to a new report by Epicom... Read more >
Altimate Medical/Stander EasyStand Bantam new design positioning beneficial for children who have flexible or fixed contractures because they can start standing supine with hip/knee flexion or an... Read more >
Accelerated Care Plus/Electrotherapy Omnistim FX2 Portable multi-modality portable device dual-channel system offers pre-set parameters that can be adjusted to address a variety of conditions and... Read more >
Ironically, CMS marked the first anniversary of its short-lived competitive bidding run last year by proposing a claims process under which Round 1 bid winners could file for damages. As the program... Read more >
BALTIMORE--A tentative timeline for competitive bidding shows Round One, scheduled to be rebid this year, will not be implemented until January 2011.   The timeline, released earlier today... Read more >
We all realize federal legislators and regulators seem to think this industry is full of crooks, and that perception colors much of how HME providers are treated by Congress and CMS. Operation... Read more >
On what Congress needs to know “We're not really fraudulent. We're not overpaid. We're a small percentage of the whole pie. We're the solution, not the problem. Health care costs are going up... Read more >
A tentative timeline for the restart of competitive bidding was released at a June 4 meeting of the Program and Advisory Committee (PAOC): Spring 2009 Pre-Bidding Supplier Awareness Campaign Began... Read more >
ATA Mobility Group/Cart Handiwagon 4-wheel folding cart; can be attached to a walker or rollator 1.9 cubic ft. of storage space; 30-lb. weight capacity; comes in blue and red; weighs 13 lbs. useful... Read more >
BALTIMORE — In an email sent this morning, CMS announced the next steps in its implementation of the Round One rebid of competitive bidding, including the general timeline for opening the bid... Read more >
A series of important deadlines for home medical equipment providers is coming up fast. Stay tuned to HomeCare as well for information on the Round One rebid of competitive bidding, with associated... Read more >