Navigation Links
Medicare Beneficiaries At Risk Says AAHomecare
Date:2/15/2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Near Cincinnati, Ohio, a Medicare patient named Trisha lived in fear for more than a year because her new oxygen provider through Medicare never came to check on her or the equipment. Nearby, an elderly couple, Paul and Mary, were also concerned about the quality of care from their Medicare-dictated oxygen provider.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) insists that beneficiaries aren't being hurt by the defective bidding program that will sideline thousands of home medical equipment providers, while leaving others questioning whether they can stay in business.  But Trisha, Paul, and Mary are just three of the many beneficiaries adversely affected by this unfair bidding program that allows Medicare to arbitrarily set prices at rates so low that services and products for beneficiaries are being compromised.     

"When I can't breathe it is like someone has their hands around my throat and they are cutting off my airway," Trisha says. "I can't tell you…how scary it is to sit on the side of the bed wondering if you will be able to draw your next breath."

Yet, Trisha felt this anxiety over and over. Once her community came under the Medicare bidding program for oxygen therapy a year ago, her dependable provider was forbidden to do further business with Medicare and was replaced by a different company, one that delivered equipment, never checked on the patient, and ignored her pleas for assistance. 

Across the country, other victims of the Medicare procurement system for home medical equipment are quietly suffering, too nervous to speak out or question Medicare. The organization, People for Quality Care, has collected horror stories from Medicare beneficiaries—the people CMS says don't exist. Many of their stories can be found h
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Comprehensive Care Corporation Announces New Medicare Contract with Humana Health Plan of California, Inc.
2. Survey Suggests Rural Seniors Face Challenges from Medicare Part D Preferred Pharmacy Drug Plans
3. New Report: Drugstore Networks Could Save Employers, Medicare, and Medicaid $115 Billion
4. Survey: Medicare Beneficiaries Oppose Mandatory Mail Drug Plans
5. Medicare Policies Are Inconsistent with Cost-Effective Aging-at-Home Strategies
6. Patient and Disability Groups Support Bill to Begin Market Pricing System for Home Medical Equipment in Medicare
7. MedicareBlue Rx Drug Plan Earns Federal Governments Top Rating
8. American Association for Homecare Expects Medicare to Move Past its Deny-at-All-Costs Culture that Routinely Denies Claims for Power Wheelchairs
9. Homecare Community Dismayed that Medicare Will Start Prior Authorization for Wheelchairs without a Clinical Template for Physicians to Document Need
10. PCMA: Part D Plans and PBMs Continue to Deliver Savings in Medicare
11. Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Awards $19 Million Grant to Develop Oncology Medical Home Model
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014   Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical device ... that T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, MPH, ... Directors. " Teo Forcht Dagi is ... innovation and venture capital," said Remis Bistras , President ... his clinical, strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... results in demyelination, axonal transection, and neurodegeneration. The myelin ... the immune system, which targets neurons within the central ... in which the damage of the myelin sheath causes ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Pixcelldata, the innovative ... has announced a major new deal with Dutch based ... pathology expert, Dr. Marius Nap . ... European Congress of Pathology which is taking placing between ... London where Pixcelldata will demonstrate ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 2Global Multiple Sclerosis Drugs Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Bayer, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, Novartis and Teva Pharmaceutical 3Pixcelldata Announces New Deal with Dutch Tele-Pathology Specialists eX-Path Ahead of ECP 2014 2
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Bioinformatics ... organize and analyze biological and genetic data. A ... activity of developing software tools to generate and ... be confused with biological computation. While bioinformatics simply ... of biology can its related concepts, biological computation ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com has recently compared ... host suppliers carefully, Top10BestSEOHosting.com is here to announce ... web hosting suppliers in 2014. , JustHost ( ... a top-of-the-line shared hosting plan. The company’s approach ... that is affordable, accessible and powerful enough for ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 01, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority ... latest information from the FDA on DePuy Synthes ... announced on August 28, that specific lots of DePuy ... I) as the device may reverse directions after surgery. ... (CMF) Distraction System is an implant used to lengthen ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... disorder (NEAD) is a psychological disorder that can have ... look very much like epileptic seizures however, they are ... rather by emotional triggers. It is estimated that ... than those affected by multiple sclerosis. , ...
(Date:8/31/2014)... 31, 2014 MedixSafe has become very ... and narcotics lockers . Electronic Security ... brand for distribution worldwide. “We have now shipped multiple ... McCollum, MedixSafe Sales Manager , MedixSafe is a division ... and network cabling company with over 30 years in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4Health News:Why Top10BestSEOHosting.com Calls Them Great Web Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Recalled (Class I): AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 2Health News:DePuy Synthes Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System Recalled (Class I): AttorneyOne Monitors and Keeps Consumers Informed 3Health News:The Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (NEREG) Offers First Conference on Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES) on September 20, 2014 in New Jersey 2Health News:Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally 2Health News:Memphis-based Electronic Security Specialists Now Offers MedixSafe Narcotics Cabinets Internationally 3
... June 16 The famed nonprofit Los Angeles,Jewish Home ... program designed to address one of the major health ... Jewish Community Foundation,the largest manager of charitable assets for ... prevention and fitness program becomes part of the care,the ...
... 2008 Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev ... recognition system, tested at a Washington, D.C. hospital, that ... by motioning instead of touching a screen, keyboard or ... to a just released article. , The June article," ...
... from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute (KI) suggests that ... on if adults decide to have sex with persons of ... the individual,s unique experiences have the strongest influence on our ... in the world so far and was performed in collaboration ...
... injury-related deaths, the gap between black and white American ... at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. ... deaths among blacks ages 15 to 24 decreased, while ... in the June, 2008, edition of Injury Prevention ...
... partners, innovative use of Microsoft technology to exceed ... customer expectations and solve business problems., ... delivered exemplary solutions to customers, Microsoft Corp. today,announced ... Partner of the,Year Awards. The awards honor Microsoft ...
... PLM Based on Dassault Systemes, Newly,Introduced V6 Platform and Intercim,s ... ... PAUL, Minnesota, June 16 Intercim LLC, a global,leader in ... regulated industries and Dassault,Systemes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Los Angeles Jewish Home Institutes New Fall Prevention Program With Jewish Community Foundation Grant 2Health News:Los Angeles Jewish Home Institutes New Fall Prevention Program With Jewish Community Foundation Grant 3Health News:Gesture interface device developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 2Health News:Racial disparities reduced in injury related mortality 2Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 2Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 3Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 4Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 5Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 6Health News:Microsoft Announces 2008 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and Winners 7Health News:Intercim and Dassault Systemes Sign Memorandum of Understanding 2Health News:Intercim and Dassault Systemes Sign Memorandum of Understanding 3
AllMeds was the first specialty-specific Electronic Medical Record for Neurosurgery. Instead of trying to force a general-purpose EMR into your practice, AllMeds starts with clinical content from Neu...
... Optical dispensing is a part of about 40% ... have created a point of sale system. Optical ... program or it can be integrated to the ... national Frames database. Glasses prescriptions, if connected ...
... tasks such as prescription writing, referral letters, ... office will be ,able to add more ... increase staff., Based on the exam documentation ... will recommend the appropriate E&M ,code for ...
... Access your patients' electronic medical ... CardioChart. As a Web-enabled software ... pull up a patient's cardiology ... the hospital intranet. CardioChart displays ...
Medicine Products: