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  • A Peek Behind the Curtain - the Medtrade Monday Guy
    March 27, 2017

    A Peek Behind the Curtain – the Medtrade Monday Guy
    FORT COLLINS, CO – It’s been a little over five years now that I’ve been writing/editing the Medtrade Monday e-newsletter. The mission is to spread industry news, opinions, and even advice (Jeff Baird’s column is a great example). read more »

  • AAHomecare Shares Recommendations for Bidding Program Fixes
    March 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, AAHomecare shared HME industry recommendations for fixing significant problems with CMS’ DMEPOS competitive bidding program with HHS Secretary Tom Price. The recommendations focus on six major areas: read more »

  • 2017 Washington Legislative Conference Presents Important Opportunity
    March 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - I’m always excited to see old friends and make new connections at Medtrade, and the recent successful show in Las Vegas (Medtrade Spring) was no exception. However, what I did hear there from several individuals about the state of their businesses was sobering, especially from rural/non-bid area providers who have been severely impacted by last year’s bidding derived reimbursement cuts. And CMS’ unreasonably slow plans to provide CURES-mandated relief isn’t helping anyone’s mood or bottom line. read more »

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Billing/Reimbursement

  • Loan Closets - Delivery of Product
    March 27, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - Recently, the following question arose: Under a consignment arrangement (commonly referred to as a “loan closet” or a “stock and bill” arrangement) between a DME supplier and a hospital, does Medicare require that a DME supplier employee go to the hospital to pull the product out of the inventory “closet” and hand it to the patient, or can a hospital employee access the product and give it to the patient? This article answers this question. read more »

  • HHS Won’t Meet Claims Backlog Deadline
    March 27, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - A March 7 Law360 article by Dani Kass confirms that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will not be able to meet a court-imposed deadline to clear a backlog of Medicare billing appeals “unless it settles the claims without actually seeing if they have merit.” The statement came in a federal court earlier this month. read more »

  • The Anti-Kickback Statute and Arrangements Between Commonly-Owned Companies
    March 06, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The Medicare anti-kickback statute (“AKS”) makes it a felony to knowingly and willfully offer, pay, solicit, or receive any remuneration to induce or reward referrals of items or services reimbursable by a federal health care program. Under the guise of “you cannot kick back to yourself,” in order for the AKS to be violated, there needs to be two parties involved (e.g., Company A and Company B). read more »

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Rehab/Mobility

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Respiratory/Sleep

  • Exhibitor Spotlights - Fisher & Paykel, ResMed, and Brightree
    March 27, 2017

     LAS VEGAS - Medtrade Spring exhibitor Brightree® has enhanced integration capabilities with its HME billing and business management module and AirView™ and myAir™, ResMed’s cloud-based sleep and respiratory care patient management and patient engagement platforms. read more »

  • The New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice SILVER Award
    March 20, 2017

     LAS VEGAS - Medtrade Spring attendees cast their votes for the best new products in the New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards (sponsored by HomeCare Magazine) and the VirtuClean (a PAP cleaning device) by VirtuOx (Coral Springs, Florida) took home the Silver Award. read more »

  • ResMed Posts Revenue Boost in Latest Quarterly Announcement
    January 30, 2017

    SAN DIEGO – Medtrade Spring exhibitor ResMed Inc recently announced results for its quarter ended Dec 31, 2016. Reported revenue for the quarter was $530.4 million, a 17 percent increase compared to the same period of the prior year. Excluding the contribution from the Brightree business acquired in April 2016, revenue for the quarter was $496.6 million, a 9 percent increase.   read more »

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Manufacturer/Provider

  • Strong Showing for Golden Technologies at Medtrade Spring
    March 20, 2017

    LAS VEGAS – Every HME provider wants a reliable cash cow, and Golden Technologies showed off an array of strong retail products at the recent Medtrade Spring, all designed to bring in caretailing dollars. C.J. Copley, executive vice president, Sales and Marketing, Golden Technologies Inc, felt a positive vibe at the show that he hopes will continue into 2017. Medtrade Monday chatted with Copley about Medtrade Spring and the products that generated the most excitement at the show. read more »

  • Formation of a Separate Retail Business
    March 20, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around since the mid-70s. The industry was built on a "single payor model:" Medicare was the primary payment source for DME suppliers. This was akin to a "welfare model." Medicare paid well, Medicare did not conduct audits to speak of, and competitive bidding did not exist. "Back in the day," it was not terribly difficult to generate a profit. DME suppliers made enough of a "spread" that they were able to give excellent service to their patients. read more »

  • Pride Builds Momentum with Caretail Focus at Medtrade Spring
    March 13, 2017

    LAS VEGAS – Familiar Medtrade Spring exhibitor Pride saw strong foot traffic at Medtrade Spring, as well as a new attitude among many providers in attendance at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas earlier this month. read more »

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General Healthcare

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