News


Medicare Changes RAD Guidelines for COPD

New policy changes COPD qualification to ease COPD patients’ access to noninvasive bilevel device.

Exhibitors Gearing up for Medtrade Spring

More than 150 companies have signed on for March 30-April 1 event in Las Vegas; show reducing overlap between sessions and expo hours.

Sunovion Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Pharmaceuticals firm signs-on as Silver Level partner to help ensure Americans’ access to home health.

U.S. Health Spending Growth Continue to Slow

Americans spent 3.6 percent more on health in 2013, reaching $2.9 trillion.

Binding Bids Legislation Unveiled in Senate

Sens. Portman and Cardin introduce counterpart to H.R. 4920 to help put a stop to 'suicide bidding.'

Sleep Providers Urged To Take Q4 Sleep Survey

Long-standing market study conducted by HMEB, Needham & Company covers feedback on reimbursement, market conditions and care.

Industry Legislation Continues Pushing Forward

Binding Bids Bill now sitting at 64 co-sponsors, AIR Act at 45 backers.

3B/BMC Notches Two Patent Wins

CPAP maker's patent dispute with ResMed sees progress with ITC and in Germany.



NPWT Device Market Poised for Growth

Global market for negative pressure wound therapy devices to reach $4.2 billion by 2019.

Performance Health Buys Thera Pearl

Pain management company also announces merger with Cramer Products.

Philips Launching COPD Survey

In a nod to World COPD Day, respiratory equipment maker begins international survey.

AIR Act Regains Momentum

Bill to reform CMS’s out-of-control audit program adds more congressional co-sponsors.

CMS Expands for PMD Prior Auth. Demo

Prior authorization project for scooters and most power wheelchairs expanded to a total of 19 states.

MED Group, OmniSYS Strike a Deal

OmniSYS will offer MED Group members revenue cycle management and compliance services.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

COPD Prevalence Has Increased in Past Decade

COPD frequency has increased from 6 to 7 percent of adults aged 40 years and older.

AAHomecare Summarizes Midterms’ Impact

Association details how the fallout from the recent elections will affect the industry’s legislative efforts.

DeVilbiss Launches Online Ordering System

Web-based portal helps providers place new orders, request quotes, look up product pricing and availability.

3B Medical Devices Now Detect Open Airway Apnea

New real-time reporting capability can act as a surrogate marker for CSA.

NSM Acquires Hudson Seating & Mobility

Purchase adds nine new branch offices and nearly 200 employees.

ICD-10 Preparedness

The Oct. 1 deadline for ICD-10 compliance fast approaches. How go your preparations?




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