News


Dynamic Healthcare Services Acquires Reliable Medical

Healthcare firm buys Hackensack, N.J. provider of respiratory, sleep, mobility, other DME.

Study: 20% of Hospitalized COPD Patients Readmitted Within 30 days

Research regarding use of drug offers compelling data for all in COPD care continuum.

Industry Confusion over Face-to-Face Remains

AAHomecare letters seek clarification from CMS’s General Counsel on various points.

Industry Asks for Capped Rental Delay

Round One Re-compete and Round Two reimbursement add layer of complexity, confusion to implementation.

Medicaid Bidding Proposal Re-Surfaces

AAHomecare fights suggested legislation that would see competitive bidding rates applied to Medicaid in order to cover ‘doc fix’ costs.

Video: HMEs Comment on OMHA Meeting

VGM members share their thoughts on Appellant Forum proceedings, two-year ALJ delay.

Industry to OMHA: Audit Process Is Broken

AAHomecare’s Ryan tells OMHA’s Griswold that ALJ delay has put providers in ‘crisis mode’ and a fix is needed fast.

CMS Briefs Ways & Means on Bidding

Despite short notice state leaders call on allied lawmakers to ask top CMS officials hard questions.



Wis. Provider Launches B2B Supply Operation

HME Home Medical unveils GO HME, a distributor of incontinence products.

U.S. PAP Device Shipments to Skyrocket

Auto-PAP shipments for treatment of sleep apnea to grow 70 percent by 2017.

Another Representative Backs MPP

Rep. Gabbard pushes H.R. 1717 co-sponsor tally to 169 lawmakers.

Medicare PAP Use Outpacing Other DME

Number of beneficiaries using sleep devices up 13%, allowed charges up 23% from 2012 to 2013.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for ALJ-Delay Meeting

Feb. 12 discussion will address OMHA’s two-year delay on assigning judges to audit appeals.

NCAMES Reschedules Winter Meeting

Snows move date of North Carolina association to Feb. 10-11.

H.R. 1717 Gains Two More Co-Sponsors

Addition bring support for MPP bill to 168 lawmakers.

VIDEO: Boston TV Station Investigates Bidding

CBS affiliate helps open general public’s eyes to patient, provider difficulties with program.

Medicare Touts ACO Initiative

Savings driven by Medicare and Pioneer ACOs top $380M in first 12 months.

Ottobock Moving North American Operations

Prosthetic company will move various offices, including North American HQ, to different new locations.

Sunrise Medical Announces Propel Recipients

Donation program benefits two complex rehab end users.

Active Healthcare Launches New Website

New online presence serves up education resources for sleep, respiratory and diabetic care.

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