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Brightree, Strategic AR Enter Strategic Relationship

Companies will integrate solutions to streamline patient collections for providers.

H.R. 2375 Gains 5 Co-Sponsors

Implementation delay still viable, according to industry advocates.

Mediware Picks Up Definitive Homecare Solutions

Acquisition adds HME management softawre platform CPR+ to Mediware's stable.

MPP Bill Gains 7 Lawmakers; Up to 144 Co-Sponsors

Industry puts concerted effort behind legislation that would replace competitive bidding with MPP.

H.R. 1717 Hits 137 Sponsors

Effort to replace competitive bidding with MPP continues to gain momentum

The Fight to Stop Competitive Bidding Rages On

Industry policy, advocacy experts outline industry strategies going post-Round Two implementation.

Industry Preps for Virtual Fly-in

July 18 lobbying effort will drive support of H.R. 1717, highlight Round Two problems.

COPD Awareness Cyclist Rides Again

Mark Junge to pedal 500 miles in Canada with the assistance of a Philips Respironics POC.



Competitive Bidding Jeopardizing Diabetes Patients

UNC professor of medicine catalogs bidding pitfalls for diabetes patients in column.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Regulation Until Oct. 1

Rule requiring face-to-face examination by physician for various DME will go into effect next week, but not be enforced until October.

Ottobock Gains Exclusive Rights to BodiTrak Pressure Mapping

System uses proprietary, three-dimensional sensing material to protect against pressure sores.

Lawmakers Push to Advance 11th Hour Bidding Delay

Thompson, Braley work to have H.R. 2375 added to special House list of urgent bills.

HME IT Merger: Mediware Acquires Fastrack

Buy extends Mediware’s expertise in specialized acute, sub-acute and community-based settings further into DME market.

Providers Voice Bidding Concerns to SBA at Hearing

Various healthcare stakeholders press for delay to program's expansion via Round Two implementation.

H.R. 1717 at 131 Co-Sponsors

Bill that would replace competitive bidding with Market Pricing Program picks up 16 backers.

VGM Group, Benefits-365 Ink Deal

Insurance group offers CMS-compliant Medicare Advantage solution for providers, patients.

ROHO, Freedom Designs Launch Custom Order Program

Arrangement aims to streamline ordering process for ATPs seeking solutions integrating both manufacturer’s offerings.

AAHomecare, Md. Provider File Suit Against CMS

Suit calls for stop to Round Two because CMS violated rules, which also skewed bid amounts.

CMS Refuses Round Two Administrative Delay Request

Tavenner says CMS will void contracts of unlicensed Tenn. bid winners.

Rep. Thompson Intros Bidding Delay Bill

H.R. 2375 would delay Round Two implementation, Round One Re-compete for at least six months.

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