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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.

18 Senators Urge Halt to Bid Expansion

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



Quantum Rehab Acquires Stealth Products

Seating and positioning company will operate independently under new ownership.

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.

Senators Ask CMS to Wait on Bid Expansion

Letter to Administrator Tavenner calls on agency to wait for HHS OIG to complete its Round Two investigation.

North Carolina Lawmaker to Sponsor Audit Repair Bill

Rep. Ellmers steps up to spearhead legislation that would rein-in, repair CMS’s dysfunctional audit program.

Wis. Provider, Health Network Enter Contract

Home Care Medical will be an in-network provider for Sheboygan Employer’s Health Network.

VGM Group Acquires Healthcare Consulting Firm

Member service group will merge newly bought Simply Shops into VGM Retail.

CMS’s Wilson to Keynote Washington Conference

Chronic Care Policy Director will give attendees an inside look at agency’s current thinking.

HMEB Hosting Employment Law Webinar

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr lawyers explore employment law pitfalls providers need to avoid.

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