Home Health Care: The Politics of Certification

Gaining accreditation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to sell prescription durable medical equipment billing through Medicare Part B is difficult, costly and ultimately unfair and unnecessary, retailers say. But there's one benefit. It means never having to say according to Rebecca Lichucki, pharmacy manager of Topco Associates, the Skokie, Ill.-based private-label cooperative.

Gaining accreditation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to sell prescription durable medical equipment billing through Medicare Part B is difficult, costly and ultimately unfair and unnecessary, retailers say. But there's one benefit.

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