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HMEB Hosting Employment Law Webinar

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr lawyers explore employment law pitfalls providers need to avoid.

Inaccurate Claim Denials Overturned

VGM effort to collect inappropriate denials for OMHA meeting pays off for providers.

Physical Activity Cuts Readmissions for COPD Patients

Study shows COPD patients engaging in any level of physical activity had lower readmission risk.

Just How Complex, Costly Are Medicare Orders?

AAHomecare infographic illustrates the high costs associated with Medicare DME transactions.

Various Groups Fight Bidding Expansion

Patient, clinicians, trade groups oppose proposal to take competitive bidding national.

DHS Acquires RespaTech

Medical, DME portfolio company purchases N.J. full-service HME provider business.

Bidding Threat to Medicaid Bigger than Initially Feared

Expanding bidding cuts to Medicaid rates will result in reimbursement lower than Medicare.

Essentially Women Wraps Focus on the Future 2014

Fourteenth annual expo and conference features a range of accredited educational sessions geared for women’s health providers.



Ottobock Names New Market Manager

Spillar brings varied sales career to bear to lead lower extremity prosthetics sales team.

CMS Plans to Expand PMD Prior Authorization Demo

April 4 Federal Register includes preliminary information about expanding the demonstration project to 12 additional states.

: 82 Lawmakers Sign Thomson-Braley Letter

Letter from Congress members opposing CMS’s proposed bidding rules is sent to CMS Administrator Tavenner.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for Washington Conference

Annual HME lobbying event slated for May 7-8 at Omni Shoreham hotel.

MAMES Wraps Spring Convention

Event enjoys increased attendance, Mobilis Inc.’s Brabec recognized with 2014 Above and Beyond Award.

VGM Bidding Expansion Survey: ‘Harmful’

Effort gathers 854 completed public comment surveys and delivers them to CMS.

Problem Solver

Catching up on Sleep Revenues

Sleep providers must bolster the revenues they have and protect their referral relationships. Ensuring great service and patient outcomes through information and communication is a great way for them to build a better business in that regard.

Congress’s SGR Patch Nixes Anti-Bidding Provisions

Short-term fix to physician reimbursement omits bidding amendments, but doesn’t include DMEPOS cuts.

ResMed, BMC Patent Battle Continues

ITC denies BMC bid to invalidate one patent, while ResMed withdraws another claim.

People in HME

Essex Industries Promotes Sr. VP of Business Development

Waldman to lead oxygen equipment maker’s sales, engineering and marketing teams.

HME inventory management strategies and technologies continue to advance with the industry

Products & Technology

The Brains of the Operation

Inventory typically represents the top overhead item for providers. In a cost-conscious reimbursement environment, HME providers have needed to develop smart inventory management and purchasing strategies to cope. HMEB looks at some of the techniques and tools they are using to contend with a constantly changing environment.

Problem Solvers

Safe Bariatric Living Spaces

Bathrooms get a lot of attention when it comes to keeping bariatric patients safe in their homes, but challenges also abound throughout patients’ living spaces. Two experienced home access experts discuss how providers can create safe environments for bariatric patients.

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