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Effective this year, Section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act penalizes hospitals for COPD readmissions. During the next three years, hospitals will be charged a 3 percent penalty on all Medicare...
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The complicated requirements for Group I and II support surfaces claims involve the modifier, which must be attached to all such claims. When you attach
Washington By 2019, the Medicare trust fund could go broke. According to the annual report released in late March by the Social Security and Medicare
Chatsworth, Calif. Respiratory manufacturer CHAD Therapeutics has named Earl L. Yager president and CEO. Previously president, CFO and secretary, Yager
Atlanta Soon after Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS) took over HIPAA-compliant electronic processing of Georgia Medicaid claims last year,
Top-tier wheelchair athletes are shattering records and racking up big titles this season both on the court and on the street. Longmont, Colo.-based Sunrise
Civic engagement is the cornerstone of our society. A 20th century politician once said, there can be no daily democracy without daily citizenship. However,
The mere mention of either word brings up feelings of dread and frustration, mixed with the promise of great rewards. Don't ask what made me think about
Baltimore The wheels may be starting to turn toward competitive bidding. At a Home Health, Hospice and DME Open Door Forum in late March, CMS announced
Apria Acquires Housecall Business Apria Healthcare, Lake Forest, Calif., has acquired Knoxville, Tenn.-based Housecall Medical Resources' respiratory
Turbo Wheelchair/Manual Wheelchair Merlexi Craft employs a high-strength plastic construction features molded, foldable seats and removable, adjustable
Room with a View [Regarding the Dallas power wheelchair scheme (Texas D Vu, March 2004)], it turns out I actually sold a case of bedpans to one of the
The quintessential Washington wisdom this year is that of all election years it will not be an active legislative season. So the HME industry must use
Washington A U.S. Representative plans to introduce legislation that would repeal 2005 reimbursement cuts for some DME products and oxygen. The Medicare