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CMS Drops Round Two Pricing Bomb

DME rates slashed by an average of 45 percent, diabetic supply rates drop an average of 72 percent.

Quantum Rehab Teams up with MDA

Manufacturer will support various 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Association campaigns, programs.

Rehab Professionals, Consumers Gear up for ISS

This year’s event, slated for March 5-9 offers 16 hours of expo time.

Invacare Wraps Sale of ISG

Supplier AssuraMed buys business unit; sale follows late Dec. layoffs.

CMS Unveils 106 ACOs

New accountable care organizations represent opportunities for providers.

GAO, AAHomecare Discuss Audit Issues

Accountability office meets with association to ask various questions regarding post-payment audit cocnerns.

Provider Fixes Super Fan's Wheelchair

NCAMES president fixes NC State supporter’s chair after it was damaged in a post-win celebration.

CMS Hosts Special QIO Open Door

Call aims to solicit input on ways to improve healthcare quality.



Rep. Price Revising, Re-launching MPP Bill

Bill to address CBO issues identified with H.R. 6490; providers urged to contact past co-sponsors.

Science Pub Says Bid Program Doesn’t Add Up

Mathematics writer reviews competitive bidding problems, MPP solutions.

HME Sleep Growth Could Slow During 2013

Sleep providers saw revenues grow by 5.5 percent over 2012, expect less growth for the next 12 months.

 Brightree Acquires CareAnyware

Addition of home health and hospice software provider creates broadens Brightree’s solution set for post-acute care industry.

Mobilegs Partners with PSS World Medical

Agreement sets-up national supplier with exclusive distribution.

Convaid Employees Get CPST Certified

Representatives of pediatric wheelchair maker gain additional patient safety skills.

HME Component of Medicare Declines

National health spending remains stable, but DME cost to Medicare dips.

Bidding Repeal Bill Unveiled in House

Rep. Velazquez launches H.R. 27 which calls for end of competitive bidding.

HMEB, RSM Survey Respiratory Therapists

Respiratory professionals are invited to participate in the fourth annual survey. This year's survey covers various key topics, including the run up to Round Two of competitive bidding, and the contingencies providers are devising to deal with life under bidding. A link is provided in the survey story.

Wellspring Buys NSM

Private equity firm acquires Nashville complex rehab firm.

H.R. 6490 Falls off Fiscal Cliff Agenda

Bill to replace MPP bill not included in Congressional budget and spending package, expires.

HMEB, Mizuho: ‘Calling all Sleep Providers!’

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

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