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New Program for Medicare Beneficiaries Will Mean Major Changes Effective January 1, 2011
Date:12/28/2010

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  • Oxygen Equipment and Supplies
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  • Medicare beneficiaries currently receiving medical equipment from a local company may be able in certain situations to continue to receive the equipment from their present company.  If the beneficiary has any questions they should contact their medical equipment company.  A full list of approved contracted providers and the list of zip codes within each county affected by this change can be found at www.medicaresuppliersnetwork.com.

    "CMS has tried to educate referral sources and Medicare beneficiaries, but with this large of a change, it is nearly impossible to reach such a large segment of the population.  This website is helping people by providing the information they need to get the equipment they require for themselves, a loved one, or for one of their patients", says Jeff Woodham, Senior VP and General Manager for The MED Group located in Lubbock, Texas.

    For additional information on competitive bidding, visit www.medicaresuppliersnetwork.com.

    About The MED GroupThe MED Group is a Group Purchasing, Business Solutions and Referral Management Network that helps Home Care Providers lower their purchasing costs for home medical equipment, health care, technology and other supplies.  MED Group consists of more than 365 market-leading, independent, HME provider members covering thousands of locations to create a si
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