Navigation Links
Layoffs And Business Closures Caused By Medicare Bidding Program Will Harm Patients Says AAHomecare
Date:2/27/2013

rce of funding, these beneficiaries will have no resource for the prescribed equipment that is needed."

Hawkins laments the decision to stop serving Medicare patients, but says he has no choice.

"The reduced rates do not allow for delivery time and expense to our rural customers," he says. "It will have an extremely detrimental effect on beneficiary access to homecare products, as there are limited/no companies that service these rural counties. Our employees are aware of probable employment termination as our workload shifts away from Medicare funded services."

In Birmingham, Ala., Mike Cobb , owner of Crest Medical for more than 30 years, says the price cuts will also force him to lay off workers, a move that will impact their service to customers.

"My wife and I own a small, independent DME company in the Birmingham-Hoover competitive bidding area," Cobb says. "For fiscal year 2012, and for years back beyond that, we felt fortunate if our profit margins for the year were at 5% or better, and we run a very cost efficient business model, with my wife and I on the very front lines of customer service and patient care because we can't afford to add staff. Including the two of us, we have a total staff of 11, with seven being full-time and four part-time."

He says the 45% cut in Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and other insurance payors that use the Medicare allowable basis for reimbursement will reduce his annual receivables by about 30% whether they accept bidding contracts or not. "In order for us have a chance at remaining viable, we will be forced to lay off all part-time and at least two full-time employees," Cobb says. "The good service reputation that we now pride ourselves on will be gone."

It should be a clear sign to Congress and CMS when companies that "win" bidding opportunities actually turn down the c
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. University of Michigans Zell Lurie Institute Awards $112,000 to Promising Student Startups in 30th Annual Business Plan Competition and Dare to Dream Grant Program
2. Quest Diagnostics to Sell HemoCue Business to Radiometer Medical ApS
3. Shark Branding Corp. CEO Daymond John and Fuse Science CEO Brian Tuffin to be featured on FOX Business Network Program "Money with Melissa Francis"
4. HYCOR Divests Urinalysis Business to Increase Focus on Allergy and Autoimmune Markets
5. Sean P. Nolan Joins InterMune as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer
6. Proprietary Medical Device Data Helps Businesses Adapt in the Shifting Healthcare Landscape, Post-Affordable Care Act
7. JACO Certified by the Womens Business Enterprise National Council
8. Sigma-Aldrich Corporations Sigma Life Science Business to Distribute Worldwide Olink Biosciences Protein Interaction Analysis Technology
9. Philadelphia Native And Author Of Book On Healthcare Industry Headlines Expert Panel At The Wharton Health Care Business Conference
10. Avanir Pharmaceuticals Reports Fiscal 2013 First Quarter Financial And Business Results
11. Intarcia Appoints Owen Hughes Chief Business Officer and Head of Corporate Development
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- VAPETEK™, Inc. has announced a ... use in portable vaporizers, which contains CBD, or ... cannabis, cannabidiol offers consumers a THC-free product made ... vaporizer technology. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126344 ... different compounds which are currently known, two of ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014 Patient engagement ... and, consequently, organizations are turning to an assortment ... As part of this evolving approach to ... educate, communicate and engage patients throughout their experiences ... patient empowerment. By mapping the patient journey and ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 The consumer marketing playbook and ... sectors to better identify winning tools and techniques. ... with and understand consumers, as new technologies are ... purchasing decisions. According to recent ... area where organizations can observe a deep pool ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VAPETEK Releases CBD-Infused eLiquid For The Consumer Market 2New Study Uses Six-Step Patient Journey as Framework for Consumer-Focused Marketing Opportunities 2New Technologies Transforming Consumer Marketing Research Playbook 2
... LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Oct. 6 Minnow Medical, Inc., ... thermoplasty for the treatment of in-stent restenosis and other ... veteran medical device executives. Prabodh Mathur ... K. Handley has been named vice president of quality, ...
... Oct. 6 Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced ... trials of LYSTEDA™ (tranexamic acid) tablets for cyclic ... of the peer-reviewed journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology ... significantly reduced menstrual blood loss from baseline, and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Minnow Medical Bolsters Management Team 2Minnow Medical Bolsters Management Team 3Obstetrics and Gynecology Publishes Data From Pivotal Phase 3 LYSTEDA Study 2Obstetrics and Gynecology Publishes Data From Pivotal Phase 3 LYSTEDA Study 3Obstetrics and Gynecology Publishes Data From Pivotal Phase 3 LYSTEDA Study 4
(Date:7/11/2014)... The American Association of Poison Control Centers and ... Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for his introduction of the ... 10, 2014. Along with fellow Senate co-sponsors, this bill ... enact rules requiring safer, child-resistant packaging for any liquid ... of the bill include: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 12, 2014 According to new ... market is expected to register a CAGR of ... Browse 71 market data tables and 76 figures ... "C4ISR Market"., http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/c4isr-market-1315.html , Early buyers ... http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/requestCustomization.asp?id=1315 , The report provides market analysis ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... reports that tickets to the Argentina vs. Germany World ... Brazil and Netherlands are in high demand. The ... at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Mane Garrincha Brasila, Federal District. ... 13th at Estadio Jornalista Mario Filho - Estadio do Maracana, ... are guaranteed to be authentic and are covered by Ticket ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... York (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ... , filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. ... Liebhard LLP notes that the Texas Attorney General’s ... company’s marketing of surgical mesh products used to ... According to a report from kens5.com, the probe ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Butler Mobility has recently updated the paint color choices ... Previously the two standard colors were beige and brown. ... as standard colors at no additional charge! These colors ... enhance the beauty of the stairway. Homeowners will find ... individual décor. , The new selection of standard colors is: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:AAPCC Issues Statement on the Introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 2Health News:AAPCC Issues Statement on the Introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 3Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:C4ISR Market Estimated to Reach $93.04 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Argentina vs. Germany World Cup Finals Tickets & Brazil vs. Netherlands 3rd Place World Cup Tickets Are in Huge Demand 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Report of Texas Probe into Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Marketing 4Health News:Butler Mobility Products Announces Five New Standard Colors for Their Inclined Platform Lifts 2
... Germany and America who had treated injured protestors while ... to // leave Nepal by the King Gyanendra's government. ... detained Wednesday after he appeared on a private television ... brutally assaulted by the security forces. ,On ...
... at the McDonald’s or KFC restaurants, across the world, have ... levels of the same // food elsewhere. ,According to ... of Medicine, the researchers analysed various food items like McDonald's ... in many countries between 2004 and 2005, the Associated Press ...
... that been launched on a trial basis in Singapore would ... intensive care unit//. A camera hooked up beside the baby's ... to view the live footage on 3G-enabled mobile phones, Singapore ... on a three-month trial, during which the infants go online ...
... symposium titled ‘Challenging Intellectual Property’ will be analyzed and ... ,The Symposium will look into the aspects of ... production in economic development. It will also gauge the ... table, desirous of bringing a change in health research ...
... way to reverse the process of cell division. This ... could be an important milestone in the fight// against ... from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have published their ... a million times in the human body each day. ...
... If you thought that McDonalds’ in USA serves the same ... and// think!,According to a study by three Danish doctors, fat ... as "trans fat" in foods purchased at McDonald's Corp and ... to the staggering research published in this week's New England ...
Cached Medicine News:
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: