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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.

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.

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.

Convaid Donates Wheelchair to Dream Foundation

Chair will help 24-year-old Rett syndrome patient enjoy activities such as shopping and park outings with her mother.

CMS Owns up to Repair Problems

Agency instructs DME MACs to only review necessity of repairs, not original equipment when determining payment.

Sunrise Inks Deal with US Rehab, VGM Group

Mobility manufacturer and member service organization sign multi-year marketing and product supply agreement.

MED Group Slates Fly-in

Sept. 9-10 lobbying effort will support audit reform, binding bids bill.

Invacare Announces Restructuring Plan

DME maker saves move to drive cash flow should save $14M-$15M.

ResMed Launches Connected Care Platform

Sleep treatment system aims to promote data-driven approach to care.

AAHomecare: “Keep the Pressure on”

Industry urges providers to lobby hard on behalf of bidding, audit bills during congressional recess.

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