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Providers Urged to Support CRT Sign-On Letter

Industry launches effort to get lawmakers to sign letter to CMS urging agency to not cut complex rehab reimbursement; deadline is noon, March 27.

Permobil Acquires ROHO

Wheelchair maker rounds out set of solutions with addition of support surface and positioning company.

AAHomecare Recruits Providers, Patients for COPD Study

Effort will study if beneficiary follow-up and education leads to better compliance and outcomes.

Providers Gear up for Medtrade Spring

Event features new features, reduced overlap of conference and expo, and extended sessions.

CRT Separate Benefit Bill Unveiled in House

Reps. Crowley and Sensenbrenner introduce H.R. 1516 into the lower chamber; bill would remove CRT items from capped rental.

Sen. Portman Cheers House Passage of H.R. 284

Lawmaker calls on peers in upper chamber to pass companion legislation that would require binding bids for competitive bidding.

3B Medical Files Action Against ResMed

3B alleges multiple anti-trust violations by ResMed; ResMed replies claims have no substance.

VIDEO: House Passes Binding Bids Legislation

H.R. 284’s passage means the industry can now focus its attention on the Senate in order to pass MCBIA.



Study: More Than Half the World Wants Better Sleep

Global sleep survey by Philips shows 80% of people rank sleep highest factor in wellbeing, but 57% say it could be better.

House Binding Bids Bill Slated for Monday Vote

House portion of bicameral Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement Act would fix competitive bidding’s suicide bidding flaw.

Binding Bids Bills Gains More Co-Sponsors

House legislation boasts 59 backers, while Senate companion hovers at 5 signers.

N.Y. DOH Rejects Bidding for its Medicaid Program

State health department questions methods used by HHS OIG report advocating bidding for the state.

CMS Announces New ACO Initiative

Next Generation ACO Model will set predictable financial targets, highlight coordinated care between providers.

Wis. Provider Offers New Walker

Knueppel Healthcare Services introduces the Motivo Tour to its patients.

Data Could Link Sleep Disorders and Heart Failure

ResMed will present American College of Cardiology with data on sleep disordered breathing in chronic heart failure patients.

OMHA Unveils Audit Appeal Status Site

Still reeling from delays, Medicare appeals office launches website that lets providers check the status of their ALJ appeals.

VGM, AAHomecare Meet in Washington

AAHomecare also meets with Washington, D.C. provider to get its perspective on providing services.

3B Medical Enhances iCodeConnect

Cloud-based patient management system now includes CMB Solutions’ Patient TouchPoint.

Mediware Rolls Out New CareTend Software

Latest HME software release designed to help providers expand current services into other homecare markets.

Convaid, Fighting for Families Partner to Help Girl

Wheelchair maker and nonprofit group work to give a new wheelchair to a four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.

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