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.

“It means never having to say ‘no’,” according to Rebecca Lichucki, pharmacy manager of Topco Associates, the Skokie, Ill.-based private-label cooperative. Lichucki in September completed a year-long effort to provide member supermarket

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