Schumer to Introduce Senate Bill for Separate Benefit Category

Senate companion bill to provide a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Remote Patient Monitoring Market Value to Nearly Triple by 2019

Increasing diabetes and cardiovascular disease patient populations will push need for systems, services.

Sleep Providers Called on for Market Survey

HME Business, Mizuho Securities urge the industry’s sleep providers to participate in survey.

CMS Announces Round Two Contractors

Agency awards 13,126 contracts to 799 providers in 2,988 locations to serve Round Two’s 91 CBAs.

Senate Slates Confirmation Hearing for Tavenner

President Obama re-nominates Tavenner this week to serve as administrator of CMS.

CMS Underutilizes Surety Bonds

HHS OIG report says agency has let millions in overpayments slip through.

California Providers, Patients Endure Bidding Hardships

In the run-up to Round Two, Golden State stakeholders relate fallout of flawed program.

Rep. Price, Lawmakers, Others Express Bidding Concerns to CMS

Letter backed by 100 cosigners asks acting CMS admin. for delay to bid program’s implementation.

Senate Passes Repeal of Medical Device Tax

Legislation would need to pass House to end 2.3% excise tax.

‘Save Patient Access’ Petition Picks Up Steam

Effort calls on Obama administration to replace bidding with MPP.

Wilson to Leave AAHomecare

National industry association will move forward with a new president/CEO in September.

Reps. Price, Ellmers Respond to USA Today

Lawmakers defend their stance against competitive bidding.

VADMEC Wraps up Successful Winter Meeting

Event features various conference sessions, announces 2013 officers.

HMEB Launches Q2 Sleep Survey

HME Business, Mizuho Securities partner to take pulse of industry’s sleep providers.

Industry Speaks at Congressional Bidding Briefings

Various HME representatives brief House, Senate staff on competitive bidding’s flaws.

Industry Gears up for Medtrade Spring

Discounted registration still available for next week's show at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

DME Medicare Participation Enrollment Extended

Providers must decide by April 15 if they want to continue participating in Medicare program.

Convaid, United Cerebral Palsy LA Celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Month

Wheelchair maker, UCPLA recognize occassion by donating custom wheelchair to 9-year-old girl.

Sequestration’s Impact on HME Still Coming Into Focus

OMB report shows cuts to HHS budget, but to what extent for HME?

Complex Rehab Bill Re-introduced Into House

Bill calls for creating a separate benefit for complex rehab mobility devices.

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