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From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Niceville, FL)

“Hello. So far I have had no trouble getting my oxygen but the thought of having trouble with it is enough to make me shudder. So, whatever anybody can do to help me to continue to get my oxygen, I would appreciate it. Good bye.”

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Medicare’s Flawed Bidding Plan Moves Forward

From: FrumForum

Eli Lehrer

On Friday, August 19, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced what may be the worst perversion of a good idea to come out of the government in quite some time: something called Round Two of “The Competitive Bidding Program for certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies.”

The new bidding process–read more about it here–governs the way Medicare pays for medical devices used mostly outside of hospitals (things like walkers and oxygen equipment) and, as designed, it will reduce spending on these items. That said, the rules are so poorly written … Continue Reading

From CRE’s DME Hotline: 1-800-613-7678 (Herndon, VA)

“Hello.  … I’m calling about the home medical care and how it could change under the Obama healthcare system. I’m very upset about this because I’ve been wearing support hose for 40 years now and through the years I’ve tried different brands of the support hose and they vary very widely in cost and in quality, very  widely differences but I finally found a pair that I like and that work well for me which is … Continue Reading

CPAP Industry Experts Launch Activa Medical with Newly Branded Web Site

From: WebWire

Raleigh, North Carolina,USA – With over 35 years of experience in business management, product development, medical equipment supplies combined with a passion for helping people lead happier, healthier and more active lives, Founders Vince Cole and Patrick O’Brien have launched Activa Medical Inc.

“Activa Medical’s launch is a cultivation of passion for its customers, the desire to provide superior patient care as well as a byproduct of changes in the national healthcare legislation.” said Vince Cole. Former DME (Durable Medical Equipment) company owners Vince and Patrick became tired of the competitive bidding programs, health insurance audits, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement … Continue Reading