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Performance Health Buys Thera Pearl

Pain management company also announces merger with Cramer Products.

Philips Launching COPD Survey

In a nod to World COPD Day, respiratory equipment maker begins international survey.

AIR Act Regains Momentum

Bill to reform CMS’s out-of-control audit program adds more congressional co-sponsors.

MED Group, OmniSYS Strike a Deal

OmniSYS will offer MED Group members revenue cycle management and compliance services.

CMS Expands for PMD Prior Auth. Demo

Prior authorization project for scooters and most power wheelchairs expanded to a total of 19 states.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

COPD Prevalence Has Increased in Past Decade

COPD frequency has increased from 6 to 7 percent of adults aged 40 years and older.

AAHomecare Summarizes Midterms’ Impact

Association details how the fallout from the recent elections will affect the industry’s legislative efforts.



DeVilbiss Launches Online Ordering System

Web-based portal helps providers place new orders, request quotes, look up product pricing and availability.

3B Medical Devices Now Detect Open Airway Apnea

New real-time reporting capability can act as a surrogate marker for CSA.

NSM Acquires Hudson Seating & Mobility

Purchase adds nine new branch offices and nearly 200 employees.

AAHomecare Advances Agenda for Battling Audit Backlog

Video: Association's Pres. Ryan spoke at OMHA Appellant Forum last week; slated to meet with Chief ALJ Griswold next week.

CMS Releases Bidding Expansion, Bundling Final Rule

Medicare will phase in bundling; finalizes rural pricing method; starts adjusted bidding pricing on Jan. 1, 2016.

Study: CPAP Users Feel, Perform Better

National Sleep Therapy survey shows improved mental and physical capabilities.

VGM Offers Assistance with DME State Licensure

Member service organization argues state DME licenses create health safeguards.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: 'We Can Beat This Thing'

Association updates industry on efforts to rein in competitive bidding, as well other initiatives.

Industry Descends on Medtrade 2014

Event features business solutions as well as power soccer exhibit.

Standup for Homecare: Diamond Challenges Industry

Drive CEO calls on event attendees to step up their support; Homecare Champions honored.

HME Christian Fellowship Aids Wheelchair Charity

Fellowship hosts Medtrade event to enlist industry to support Joni and Friends.

CMS: ‘Get Ready for Competitive Bidding’

Agency’s latest MLN Connects tells providers to prepare for the Round Two re-compete.

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