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NCAMES Advancing N.C.’s Bricks and Mortar Bill

H623 would require DME providers operating in North Carolina to maintain physical location in the state.

Senate Passes Binding Bids Legislation

Bundled into the “doc fix” bill, the pivotal competitive bidding reform heads to Pres. Obama to be signed into law.

NCAMES to Visit Sen. Burr's Staff


Meeting will focus on the impact nationwide expansion of competitive bidding in 2016 would have on providers, patients.

Drive Makes Two Acquisitions

DME maker picks up Columbia Medical and Park House Healthcare.

Sunrise Medical Buys Switch-It

Purchase expands company’s reach in CRT arena by adding special drive, input controls.

Brightree, Apacheta Unveil Mobile Delivery Management

System helps HME providers optimize deliveries via smartphones and tablets.

VGM Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Member group ups its commitment as a Bronze Level Corporate Partner.

MED Group Expands Payor Network

Addition includes Prime Health Services, MultiPlan’s Texas True Choice Network, Stratose.



Industry Scores an Audit Win

Association worked with CMS to change the automatic RAC audits on DME claims related to Part A SNF, hospital stays.

Stand Up for Homecare Recognizes Those Who ‘Give Back’

Paralympian discusses life after spinal chord injury at fundraiser befitting advocacy groups and patient-facing initiatives.

AAHomecare Sets Aggressive Legislative Agenda

Efforts include pushing binding bids over the top, advancing MPP, audit reform, separate CRT benefit, prior authorization, state licensure effort.

Providers Urged to Support CRT Sign-On Letter

Industry launches effort to get lawmakers to sign letter to CMS urging agency to not cut complex rehab reimbursement; deadline is noon, March 27.

Permobil Acquires ROHO

Wheelchair maker rounds out set of solutions with addition of support surface and positioning company.

AAHomecare Recruits Providers, Patients for COPD Study

Effort will study if beneficiary follow-up and education leads to better compliance and outcomes.

Providers Gear up for Medtrade Spring

Event features new features, reduced overlap of conference and expo, and extended sessions.

CRT Separate Benefit Bill Unveiled in House

Reps. Crowley and Sensenbrenner introduce H.R. 1516 into the lower chamber; bill would remove CRT items from capped rental.

Sen. Portman Cheers House Passage of H.R. 284

Lawmaker calls on peers in upper chamber to pass companion legislation that would require binding bids for competitive bidding.

3B Medical Files Action Against ResMed

3B alleges multiple anti-trust violations by ResMed; ResMed replies claims have no substance.

VIDEO: House Passes Binding Bids Legislation

H.R. 284’s passage means the industry can now focus its attention on the Senate in order to pass MCBIA.

Study: More Than Half the World Wants Better Sleep

Global sleep survey by Philips shows 80% of people rank sleep highest factor in wellbeing, but 57% say it could be better.

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