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Round One Grandfathering Deadline Approaching

Providers have fewer than two weeks to notify Round One patients whether or not they are grandfathering.

CMS Slates Special Open Door for Nov. 15

Call will cover streamlined access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES MLN Conencts.

Editor's Note

Strategic Reach

Software: Gears of Change

Products & Technology

Gears of Change

Software continues to be a strategic asset for providers, especially now that they seek to transform their businesses. Our annual software roundup examines how software can function as an agent of change for HME business strategy and operations.

Observation Deck

Driving Value Via e-Prescribing

Increasing regulation, declining reimbursement, and the pressure to reduce costs are driving the need for business solutions up and down the healthcare value chain. Fortunately, providers have access to a potentially revolutionary development in healthcare: electronic prescribing.

Rebuilding Mobility

Business Solutions: Power Mobility Outlook

Rebuilding Mobility

Audits and competitive bidding continue to strangle the industry while PAD and pending legislation promise some relief. How will providers build their future? Various industry experts share their perspectives on what the future might hold for the power mobility industry.

Problem Solvers

Recapturing Lost Diabetes Business

Compression products could offer a way for diabetic providers to continue serving patients and recover revenue. It's an affordable retail offering that delivers a much-needed patient benefit.



CMS Announces Contract Suppliers for Round One Recompete

CBIC releases full list; announcement follows Oct. 1 release of Round One recompete bid rates.

PGDT Taps New Solutions as Primary Distributor

Wheelchair parts distributor will serve up control system maker’s offerings to North America.

CMS Lowers Interest Rates

Agency trims 0.5% off Medicare overpayments and sets underpayments to 10.125%.

Organizations Catalog Bidding Casualties

AAHomecare, People for Quality Care collect and share examples of more than 2,000 patient access problems.

Network Health Taps Home Care Medical

Wis. HME, respiratory provider will be in-network provider for insurance carrier’s members.

NHIC Describes CERT Errors on Wheelchair Claims

Sample claims are said to be representative of the most commonly seen mistakes.

Industry Newsmaker

Mr. Ryan Goes to Washington

Homecare Concepts’ Tom Ryan has a history of advocating for the industry. Now he’s leading it.

California’s First 101 Mobility Franchise Opens

New franchise location will serve San Jose area’s mobility users.

AAHomecare: ‘We Are Going to Win’

Industry association calls on Medtrade attendees to join organization, fight for H.R. 1717.

Illinois Provider Earns Accreditation Honor

Freeport Home Medical Equipment obtains Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.

HMEB Launches Q4 Sleep Survey

HME Business, Needham & Company partner to take pulse of industry’s sleep providers.

Sunrise Unveils Latest 'Propel' Recipients

Program donates equipment to complex rehab patients.

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