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Diabetic, Sleep Patients Could Suffer Through September

AAHomecare: Expect deluge of bidding-related complaints from patients unable to get supplies.

VIDEO: Rep. Thompson Slams Bidding on House Floor

Lawmaker labels NCB ‘anything but competitive’ and negatively impacting seniors.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Yet Again

Oct. 1 deadline pushed back into 2014; much coordination with referrals yet remains.

Medtrade Early Bird Rates End Today

Discount for Oct. 7-10 event available until midnight Eastern Time.

MPP Push Continues as Congressional Recess Ends

Legislative break has offered HME advocates ample opportunity advance H.R. 1717.

Compression Market Poised for Significant Growth

Study: global market for compression therapy to hit  $3.4 billion by 2019.

W.Va. Provider Heeds Call of Cash Sales

101 Mobility expands beyond VA contract into retail sales.

Sleep Nation Nabs Another Provider

Acquisition marks 43rd buy for CPAP provider in less than 18 months.



Providers Can Pick up Orphaned O2 Patients

CMS outlines procedure for patients whose previous providers stop supplying oxygen.

CareTouch Offers Transition Service

Providers can transfer their re-supply contact programs to patient communication service.

PAMS, Providers Hold Press Conference

Advocates work to inform media, public about perils of NCB.

HHS OIG to Investigate Competitive Bidding

Investigators will scrutinize CMS’s awarding of contracts to bidders that didn’t meet state requirements.

ResMed Patent Infringement Case Advances

ITC will investigate BMC Medical and distributors 3B Medical, 3B Products.

Medtrade Fixes Sights on Cash Sales Opportunities

October event will host a on-floor Retail Design Center and new retail product award program.

Innomed, DeVilbiss Dissolve Distribution Agreement

Sleep, respiratory product maker transitions to direct sales model.

Universal Software, A/R Allegiance Enter Strategic Relationship

HME software firm will integrate billing company's CollectPlus program.

Ambulatory Infusion Market Poised to Skyrocket

Study: market for disposable ambulatory pumps to grow by $100M by 2017.

Tom Ryan Takes AAHomecare Leadership Spot

N.Y. provider and HME advocate becomes association's president, CEO.

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

Invacare Passes Second FDA Audit

DME manufacturer begins work on most comprehensive of series of three third-party audits.

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