News


New Biding Bids Bills Launched in House, Senate

Crunch time is on for providers, associations to lobby for new legislation in run-up to Round Two re-compete.

HHS OIG to Study Medicare Beneficiary Access to DME

Study comes as long-awaited response to request made by House lawmakers in July.

AHIA Brings Home Access to Construction Show

Association will participate in January Design and Construction Week in Las Vegas.

Essentially Women Slates 15th Annual Focus on the Future

Annual women’s heath-focused conference and exposition will run March 8-9 in Orlando, Fla. 

CDC: 15% of Older Adults Have Lung Disease

Roughly 1 in 7 middle age or older suffer from lung disorders ranging from asthma to COPD.

ITC Renders Final Resmed-3B/BMC Decision

Eighteen-month patent battle sees a split ITC ruling invalidating one Resmed patent while validating others.

Sleep Patient Growth Continues

HMEB, Needham & Co. survey shows sleep providers expect patient volume to grow by 6.1% over next 12 months.

Mediware, A/R Allegiance Enter Agreement

Mediware users will have access to A/R Allegiance’s COLLECTPlus a billing service product.



Industry Legislation Poised to Lapse

As 113th Congress draws to a close, industry advocates set strategy for early 2015.

CMS Posts Payment Rule FAQ

Document answers frequent questions regarding its rule to take bidding national in 2016.

Drive Acquires Primus

Purchase of bed manufacturer expands Drive’s array of long-term care offerings.

CMS Announces Round Two Re-Compete Timeline

Bidder registration already open and closes Feb. 17; 63-day bid window for re-compete bids opens Jan. 22.

Noble House Celebrating 25th Anniversary

HME software maker marks its silver anniversary by emphasizing continued enhancements.

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.

Medicare Changes RAD Guidelines for COPD

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

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.

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