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Audit, Binding Bids Bills Continue Momentum

Industry legislative efforts pick up more co-sponsors as industry intensifies lobbying during recess.

CMS Approves Compliance Team as AO for Rural Health Clinics

Accrediting organization also approved by Fla. to accredit HME providers in that state.

Video: Brightree’s Cormack Shares Technology, Health Perspectives

HME technology CEO provides insights on post-acute health market with Atlanta NBC affiliate.

CMS Slates PMD Prior Authorization Call

Open Door Forum will answer questions regarding power mobility device prior authorization demonstration.

AAHomecare Board Adds Brightree CEO

Cormack to bring his IT expertise to collaborative group with varied industry backgrounds.

Griffin Sports Health & Wellness Launches Site

New division of N.C. provider highlights its expertise in braces, pain management, rehabilitative and exercise equipment.

3B/BMC Files to Invalidate ResMed Patents

The move is part of a global strategy that seeks to invalidate ResMed patents in China, Germany and the United States.

ResMed Wins Injunction Against Apex

Injunction prohibits sales of infringing headgear used on Apex WiZARD 210 and 220 masks; includes forfeit of inventory, damages.



Problem Solvers

Asking the Right Questions

Senior Retail

Business Solutions

Money in the Bag

Providers are working overtime to drive new revenue, and retail sales comprise a critical element of that effort. Given their numbers and spending power, seniors represent a critical cash sales category for HME businesses. We interview industry experts to get top tips that can help providers expand their retail sales by targeting this important and growing demographic.

Sleep Survey

Q2 2014 Sleep Survey

Sleep Survey: Learning New Steps

Our Second Quarter Sleep Survey shows market place shakeups mean providers are re-learning how they can hustle in a changing marketplace.

Oxygen Audits

Oxygen Audits: Under Medicare's Microscope

An examination of how Medicare audits are affecting the oxygen industry and how respiratory providers are responding.

Funding Fundamentals

Avoiding the KX Modifier Trap

Compression: Product Solutions

As providers hunt for ways for expand their revenues, compression represents a key opportunity for HME businesses to serve new patients and drive new revenue. HMEB takes a look at some of the latest offerings on the market.

Editor's Note

Your August Marching Orders

Providers work in an incredibly busy environment that is made even more complex by bad Medicare policies. However, providers must carve out time in August to battle those policies.

competitive bidding fight

Legislative Update

New Ideas

The fight against competitive bidding has been a difficult one, and after several efforts to repeal or replace the program it's becoming increasingly clear that the current strategy isn't working. Now the industry has a new bill that fixes a critical flaw with the program: suicide bids. Better yet, unlike past efforts, this legislation has a solid chance of passing as a standalone bill.

Business Solutions

Senior Retail Categories: The Obvious and the Not-so-Obvious

Marketplace: Oxygen Conservers

Conserving devices can help improve oxygen therapy for patients. We look at some recent offerings on the marketplace.

Observation Deck

Gaining the Quality Edge

Just stating that you are an accredited may not be enough “proof” in this day and age of heightened scrutiny from the government, managed care, journalists, and ever more skeptical patient advocate groups. So how do DME providers go about substantiating their quality claims?

Resmed Patent Battles Continue

Sleep system maker wins injunction against Apex; 3B/BMC file to invalidate Resmed patents.

New Bidding Reform Bills

How far have you worked to support H.R. 284 and S.148?





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