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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.

Binding Bids Bill Imminent

Industry working with 2 House members on bill that would require surety bonds for bidders.

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.

Audit Bill in the Works

Legislation would limit documentation look back periods; require timely filing limits; create education program.

VGM Acquires van Halem Group

Audit consulting firm will retain staff and offices to serve both VGM members and non-member DME, healthcare companies.



VGM Gears up for Heartland Conference

Next week's conference aims to address key industry issues; invites providers to ‘Define Your Future.’

ITC Judge: Apex Infringed on ResMed

Judge rules Taiwan manufacturer infringed on humidifier patent; U.S. sales banned on some devices.

AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Face-to-Face

Association staff and members discuss face-to-face requirement and WOPD with agency.

AAHomcare Announces ‘Massive’ Audit Program

Audit Key effort will collect data that completely, accurately tracks impact of Medicare audits.

Brightree, McKesson Reinforce Relationship

Software maker offers users e-purchasing transactions, set up for McKesson Direct with no frees attached.

Providers Urged to Take Biannual Sleep Survey

Sleep providers giving HMEB, Needham & Company feedback on reimbursement, market conditions and care.

Permobil Acquires TiLite

Wheelchair maker picks up manufacturer of titanium and aluminum manual wheelchairs.

Invacare, VGM Sign New Agreement

Multi-year deal extends a relationship between manufacturer and member group that began in 2007.

Video: Rep. Meadows Roasts CMS on Audits

North Carolina takes CMS to task on ALJ delay during House Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

Senators Send Bidding Halt Letter to CMS

36 Senators join Sens. Thune, Casey, Hoeven in calling on Admin. Tavenner to pause bid expansion.

Three More Representatives Back MPP Bill

Post-Washington conference sign-ups keep coming; bring H.R. 1717’s co-sponsors to 178 lawmakers.

Video: Advocacy Group Sends Medicare Online Message

‘Dear Medicare’ site helps beneficiaries to share videos and stories that show harm of competitive bidding.

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