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Nevada’s DME Tax Exempt Issue will be on the November Ballot!

The Alliance to Stop Taxes on the Sick and Dying has been working hard at getting signatures to put forth a measure to stop Nevada patients from paying sales tax on necessary medical equipment. On Tuesday, confirmation came from the Secretary of State’s office that the Medical Patient Tax Relief Act petition is sufficient, and

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HME News Poll for August 2016-Medicare Assignment

DME providers-please take the HME News Poll today. It’s only two questions. Have you stopped taking Medicare assignment? Whas been the customer’s reaction? The results of this survey is powerful data to take to Congress showing them what will happen if DME providers stop taking Medicare assignment. Please take a few seconds to answer these

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VGM and AAHomecare pound the pavement in DC, working on a compromise with Senate and House; Your Action is Needed today!

Clint Geffert and John Gallagher of VGM along with VGM and MAMES member Cindy Coy of Avera Home Medical Equipment and Tom Ryan and Jay Witter of AAHomecare have been busy with congressional meetings since yesterday afternoon. With only a few working days until Congress adjourns for the Summer recess, these meetings couldn’t have come

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Latest Round of Audit Data Analysis Shows Promising Data — More Industry Participation Sought to Make Stronger Case for Audit Reform

Results are in from the most recent HME Audit Key survey. The latest round of results including ADRs from October 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2016, show the following: Preliminary data on MAC prepayment audits shows interestingly high approval rates – based upon the current group of participating suppliers, 69% of completed MAC prepayment audits

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Medicare Cuts Will Disproportionately Harm COPD Patients

By Michael Fleming Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a terrible, yet misunderstood condition that is highly common among Medicare beneficiaries.  Twelve percent of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries live with COPD, which is more than those fighting Alzheimer’s Disease (11 percent), cancer (8 percent), osteoporosis (7 percent), asthma (5 percent), and stroke (4 percent).   COPD is

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