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New Bidding Reforms Gaining Congressional Support

House legislation starts strong out of the gate, Senate bill starts picking up co-sponsors.

AAHomecare Calls on Providers to Back Bidding Bills

Message from industry association urges providers to contact their lawmakers.

O2 Concepts Elevates Kent to CEO; Expands Management Staff

POC maker adds International VP and Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast.

VGM Insurance Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Company marks the occasion with an award contest that benefits charities nominated by HMEs.

NCAMES Slates Winter Meeting Agenda

Feb. 11-12 event will feature full educational agenda and addresses from state health officials.

Midwest Respiratory & Rehab Acquires Community HME

Purchase of Wis. HME company will expand Nebraska provider’s into new markets.

O2 Concepts Verizon Partner for Wireless POC Platform

New Oxlife Independence with DNA Technology will use Verizon’s network to track POCs in the field.

New Biding Bids Bills Launched in House, Senate

Crunch time is on for providers, associations to lobby for new legislation in run-up to Round Two re-compete.



HHS OIG to Study Medicare Beneficiary Access to DME

Study comes as long-awaited response to request made by House lawmakers in July.

Pride Appoints Industry Vet as VP Jazzy & Retail Mobility Sales

Randy Walsh to use lift chair, scooter, Group-2 expertise to help providers expand their retail efforts.

AHIA Brings Home Access to Construction Show

Association will participate in January Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas.

Essentially Women Slates 15th Annual Focus on the Future

Annual women’s heath-focused conference and exposition will run March 8-9 in Orlando, Fla. 

CDC: 15% of Older Adults Have Lung Disease

Roughly 1 in 7 middle age or older suffer from lung disorders ranging from asthma to COPD.

ITC Renders Final Resmed-3B/BMC Decision

Eighteen-month patent battle sees a split ITC ruling invalidating one Resmed patent while validating others.

Sleep Patient Growth Continues

HMEB, Needham & Co. survey shows sleep providers expect patient volume to grow by 6.1% over next 12 months.

Mediware, A/R Allegiance Enter Agreement

Mediware users will have access to A/R Allegiance’s COLLECTPlus a billing service product.

Observation Deck

The Changing Nature of 'Seniors'

Baby boomers are redefining what it is to be a senior. This means that HME providers and manufacturers alike must learn how to reach this important demographic.

Problem Solvers

Face-to-face: Are You Ready?

Face-to-face remains an unknown. No one knows when — let alone if — enforcement will ultimately happen, but the rule has past its implementation date. How should providers prepare?

Product Solutions

Compression

As providers try to increase their retail revenue, compression offers an effective way to drive new business across a variety of patient groups. We look at some of the latest products on the market.

Provider Strategy

Addressing the 'New Normal'

If audits are now "just a part of doing business," then providers need to consider outsourcing their audit and appeal workload. How do they consider the options available to them?

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