News


Bids, Audits Bills Up; MPP Bill Hovers

Recently released binding bids and audit reform bills gain sponsors while MPP sits at 180.

Compliance Team Expands Patient Satisfaction Portal

Online benchmarking service will help providers prove their quality claims.

Home Care Medical Enters Contract with Dean Health Plan

Wisconsin HME, respiratory provider will be an in-network provider for HMO’s Wisconsin patients.

CMS Announces Round Two Re-compete

Agency will announce bidding schedule for Round Two and National Mail-Order in fall; bidding begins winter 2015.

Binding Bids Bill Boasts 18 Backers

H.R. 4920 approaches prime summer lobbying opportunity with solid support, but more needed.

CMS Proposes Rule on Taking Bidding National

After February advanced notice, CMS releases proposed rule, soliciting comments.

Invacare Sets Minimum Advertised Price Policy

Policy applies to e-commerce providers selling specific offerings from the manufacturer.

Drive Medical Acquires Dupont Medical

Integration of 150-year-old HME maker will expand Drives European footprint.



Legislation to Fix Audits Unveiled

Bill introduced by Reps. Ellmers and Barrow boosts transparency, rewards low error rates.

Price Declines Temper Sleep Market Growth

Second quarter sleep survey shows competitive bidding continues to undercut sleep volume.

Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association Debuts

New association merges advocacy assets of Indiana, Illinois and Michigan HME associations.

Medtrade Targets Niche Markets

New education sessions aim to help providers develop news business opportunities.

Brightree Joins Healthcare IT Association

Software company brings HME perspective to CommonWell Health Alliance.

Binding Bids Bill Unveiled

H.R. 4920 aims to correct key competitive bidding failings by making all bids binding and requiring surety bonds for bids.

AAHomceare Calls for Urgent H.R. 4920 Support

Association creates online resources to help providers quickly drive bill’s support under tight Congressional calendar.

Industry Testifies at Small Business Administration Hearing

AAHomecare, industry representatives, providers describe negative effects of competitive bidding.

Study: COPD Patients Need Better Education

Low patient awareness of COPD exacerbations poses barrier to effective management.

Pride Partners with Navitas

Financing service aims to help mobility providers manage their cash flow.

Two More Lawmakers Support MPP Bill

Additions bring H.R. 1717’s co-sponsorship to 180 members of Congress.

Medtrade Early Registration Underway

Early rates are $25 for expo, $99 for conference, for a saving of $75 and $201 respectively.

Webcasts

The Competitive Bidding Survival Manual
How non-contract suppliers can enter and succeed in the competitive bid arena.

No Weak Links: How Providers Can  Forge an Unbreakable Supply Chain
FREE event sponsored by McKesson

Becoming an Audit Ninja: Key Techniques for Fending Off Audit Threats
Available on-demand for a limited time

Binding Bids Bill

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