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Industry Bills Pick up Steam

Binding Bids Bill up to 49 backers; AIR Act now has 36 co-sponsors.

Essentially Women Slates 15th Annual Conference and Expo

Women’s health event Focus on the Future 2015 will be held March 8-9 in Orlando.

AAHomecare Names 2014 Homecare Champions

Invacare’s govt. relations VP Cara Bachenheimer and Advance Home Care CEO Joe Mills recognized for contributions to homecare community.

Providers Flock to HMEB Audit Webinar

More than 380 attend AAHomceare, Brightree webcast on fighting audits; free replay available.

Industry Lobbying Push Continues to Pay Off

More lawmakers back binding bids and audit reform bills, but more needed.

Dick's Homecare Acquires Walnut Medical Services Facility

Acquisition lengthens provider’s reach to patients in rural Pennsylvania.

Medical Equipment Maker Assists AAHomecare

Multi-line manufacturer Drive Medical joins industry association as corporate partner.

Jurisdiction A Clarifies F2F Requirement

When state has requires prescription annually, a new face-to-face is not required.



Invacare Corp. Sells Altimate Medical

Pair of investment firms picks up standing equipment maker in $23 million deal.

Ottobock Adds E-Commerce, Inside Sales Director

Chris Wintenburg fills newly created position, which will drive North American online sales.

August Advocacy Boosts Industry Bills

Binding bids bill picks up 8 co-sponsors; audit reform bill adds 7 backers.

iReliev Launches Merchandising Program

TENS device maker aims to help HME providers drive consumer engagement in their retail stores.

Ottobock Hires Mobility Reps

Mobility sales staffers will serve areas stretching from Washington D.C. to Indiana.

Invacare Sponsors Veterans’ Summer Sports Clinic

Sept. 7-12 event in San Diego treats recently injured vets to sailing, surfing, track and field events, kayaking and cycling.

Power Soccer Gives Medtrade a Kick

Two U.S. Power Soccer Association will stage two exhibition games during expo on Oct 22.

CMS: Uninsured Patients on Decline

Health spending report projects uninsured to be in half by 2023, but spending growth remains below 4%.

GAO Investigation: CMS Provided Insufficient Audit Oversight

Agency created a situation that quickly spiraled out of control; industry pushes AIR Act.

Brightree’s McDevitt Hosts Free Webinar

McKesson-sponsored educational event shows providers new HME supply chain strategies.

EZ Access Launches New Site

Enhanced online offering includes new tools to help customers determine which ramp is right for them.

Editor's Note

The ROI of DIY

Providers risk what economists call the "opportunity cost" by trying to exert hand-son control of every aspect of their business. Like many companies they will need to focus on their core missions will learning to off-load other aspects of what they do.

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