In early October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new data which provides a wealth of information related to durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies...
Back to School, Recess is Over!
With August recess behind them, Congress returns to Washington, D.C. this month with a full agenda. Our challenge will be to get key industry policy objectives addressed by Congress. There are two top...
While Congress permanently fixed the perennial Medicare physician payment reform issue earlier this year, Congress has been consumed with a new and wide array of health and Medicare issues, including...
In December 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted on the Web a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document stating that when it implements its authority to apply bid rates...
Will nationwide application be a reality later this year?
In addition to changing rates in non-bid locations, CMS plans to lower certain rates based on regional calculations, all under the guise of streamlining the bid program
Policy discussions cement the move toward this trend
Answers to key questions about the legislation that will bring some relief to the bidding process
Respironics/CPAP REMStar Plus available with C-Flex technology, designed to make adjustments during breathing for pressure relief during exhalation three
As Washington rushed to prepare for former president Ronald Reagan's funeral, 200 industry stakeholders fanned out over Capitol Hill to drive the home
Washington Industry lobbying may be paying off as legislators take note of MMA's shortcomings including its mandate of an ASP (average sales price) plus-6-percent
Are you ready for that all-important sales call? Are the new business cards in the brief case? Do you have enough brochures for everyone who will be attending
Danbury, Conn. In one of the industry's most significant business transactions this year, Praxair Healthcare Services has acquired Beaumont, Texas-based
On June 19, Ken Yannerella, senior vice president of sales for Longmont, Colo.-based Sunrise Medical, passed away in his Dallas home. He was responsible
We all know exercise improves our hearts, stamina and reduces our waistlines, but for people with disabilities, the benefits of exercise are even greater.
Accreditation Calculation Could you tell me what kind and by what entity Medicare will require accreditation of DME companies? By what date? Michael Hardison,