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3B Medical Adds National Sales Director

Sleep equipment maker welcomes industry veteran Joe Toth.

CareTouch Offers Transition Service

Providers can transfer their re-supply contact programs to patient communication service.

PAMS, Providers Hold Press Conference

Advocates work to inform media, public about perils of NCB.

HHS OIG to Investigate Competitive Bidding

Investigators will scrutinize CMS’s awarding of contracts to bidders that didn’t meet state requirements.

Driving Efficiency, Value Through E-Prescribing

Electronic prescribing reduces HME/DME billing cycle times and increases profitability.

Problem Solver

Staying on Top of Shifting Insurance Needs

What are the key elements of coverage that providers need to maintain?

ResMed Patent Infringement Case Advances

ITC will investigate BMC Medical and distributors 3B Medical, 3B Products.

Medtrade Fixes Sights on Cash Sales Opportunities

October event will host a on-floor Retail Design Center and new retail product award program.



Oxygen Delivery

Oxygen Delivery

Speedy Delivery

Transitioning to low/no-delivery business models is the end game for nearly all oxygen providers, but they must still contend with their existing delivery operations. We look at how they're leveraging technology and other tools to drive efficiency and cut costs.

Invacare HCS Executive Joins Brightree

Lynda Bell signs on with software maker's Billing Services organization.

Quantum, Pride Add Executives

Finn promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Cummins hired as Chief Technology Officer.

Universal Software, A/R Allegiance Enter Strategic Relationship

HME software firm will integrate billing company's CollectPlus program.

Innomed, DeVilbiss Dissolve Distribution Agreement

Sleep, respiratory product maker transitions to direct sales model.

Ambulatory Infusion Market Poised to Skyrocket

Study: market for disposable ambulatory pumps to grow by $100M by 2017.

Tom Ryan Takes AAHomecare Leadership Spot

N.Y. provider and HME advocate becomes association's president, CEO.

Observation Deck

Stopping the CMS Juggernaut

The CMS steamroller will run over patients as it crushes providers. Is that what it's going to take to get Congress to understand the real cost of this poorly considered and implemented program?

Taking It on the Road

Given the cost savings to providers and increased independence and care for patients, the popularity of portable oxygen concentrators has grown significantly over recent years. We take a look at some of the latest solutions on the market.

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

Provider Strategy

The Devil is in the Details

New "nondiscrimination" rules included in competitive bidding will force providers to streamline their 'product fleet if they want to ensure they can attain optimal profitability.

Oxygen Delivery

Oxygen Delivery

Speedy Delivery

Transitioning to low/no-delivery business models is the end game for nearly all oxygen providers, but they must still contend with their existing delivery operations. We look at how they're leveraging technology and other tools to drive efficiency and cut costs.

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