News


Shirvinsky Steps Down from PAMS

Executive director of Pennsylvania association leaves after seven years at the helm.

Senate Offers Industry Rare Support

Members of Senate Finance Committee aim to amend ‘doc fix’ with amendments designed to rein in competitive bidding.

Growth in Sleep Patients Expected to Slow

Latest survey conducted by HMEB and Needham & Company shows sleep volume to grow by 5.4% in next 12 months.

CMS Finalizes Capped-Rental DME Reclassifications

CMS final rule reclassifies as capped rental a range of DME items previously in the 'routinely purchased' category, many items industry defines as complex rehab technology.

Brightree Acquires MedAct

Acquisition of software firm adds 330 providers to roster of 3,000-plus HME businesses on Brightree system.

CMS Face-to-Face Clarification Sends Providers Scrambling

CMS says enforcement for face-to-face requirement was delayed, but not for 'detailed written order prior to delivery.'

Invacare Donates Chairs for Paralympic Soccer Program

Chairs will help young athletes participate in team sport designed for power mobility

Germany Gives ResMed Injunctions Against APEX, BMC

Munich court bars firms from marketing or selling certain products in Germany.



Two More Lawmakers Support H.R. 1717

Bill to replace bidding with MPP recaptures some moment; at 160 backers now.

HME Specialists Leverages CareTouch for Sleep Outreach

Provider aims to automate its patient outreach efforts for therapy monitoring, resupply.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer Market to Top $1.5 Billion

Market for the full spectrum of treatment will climb 39.9% by the end of 2017.

Medtrade Spring Offers Early Bird Rates

Valid through the rest of 2013, the rates offer discounts for March 10-12, 2014 event.

Case Managers Describe Bidding Woes to Congressional Staff

Hospital, rehab center workers catalog competitive bidding problems’ impact on patients and their facilities.

H.R. 1717 Nabs Another Backer

Persistent efforts by Colorado provider bring bill’s co-sponsors to 158.

Round Two PMD Provider Availability Plummets

Providers cite insufficient reimbursement for refusing contracts; even availability for repairs declines.

Video

Ottobock Screens ‘Limitless’ Film

DME make debuts film at ReelAbilities film festival in Minneapolis.

Round One Grandfathering Deadline Approaching

Providers have fewer than two weeks to notify Round One patients whether or not they are grandfathering.

CMS Slates Special Open Door for Nov. 15

Call will cover streamlined access to PECOS, EHR, and NPPES MLN Conencts.

PGDT Taps New Solutions as Primary Distributor

Wheelchair parts distributor will serve up control system maker’s offerings to North America.

CMS Lowers Interest Rates

Agency trims 0.5% off Medicare overpayments and sets underpayments to 10.125%.

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