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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.

Invacare, VGM Sign New Agreement

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



Permobil Acquires TiLite

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

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.

Video: Advocacy Group Sends Medicare Online Message

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

Three More Representatives Back MPP Bill

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

Quantum Rehab Acquires Stealth Products

Seating and positioning company will operate independently under new ownership.

18 Senators Urge Halt to Bid Expansion

Upper chamber lawmakers sign Congressional sign-on letter to CMS’s Tavenner.

Lawmakers Backing H.R. 1717 Grows to 175

Bidding replacement bill adds four more lawmakers in opening weeks of May.

Invacare Sponsors Buckeye Wheelchair Games

More than 40 veterans from Ohio and Pennsylvania came to compete in Paralyzed Veterans of America games.

Home Care Medical Announces Another Contract Win

Wisconsin HME will be an in-network provider for Trilogy Health Plan new Medicaid HMO health insurance members.

Health Spending for Elderly Lowest of all Age Groups

CMS report shows growth in per capita healthcare spending for elderly was just 4.1 percent from 2002 to 2010,

AAHomecare Developing Audit Tracking System

Association launches effort to track and measure how Medicare audits are impacting HME providers.

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