News


CEDI Calling on ICD-10 Volunteers

Participants for each DME MAC will help prepare for Oct. 1 transition.

AAHomecare to Launch Social Media Campaign

Effort designed to drive consumer awareness of negative impacts of Medicare reforms.

HMEB, RSM Conducting 2014 Oxygen Market Survey

Sixth annual survey covers topics such as clinical treatment, increasing COPD diagnosis, audits, bidding.

HMEB Launches New Products Award

Program will recognize products and business surveys across 15 categories

Resmed Unveils New Branding

Slogan ‘Changing lives with every breath’ accompanies new logo; strategy starts in U.S., to go global.

AAHomecare Outlines Audit Reform Objectives

Association advises Senate Finance Committee, gearing up to launch legislation, other initiatives.

Washington Update: National Expansion of Bidding a ‘Disaster’

Recent Senate win on ‘doc fix’ step forward, more co-sponsors needed for H.R. 1717.

VGM Continues Bidding Survey

Organization calls on providers to share feedback on CMS’s plan to take bidding national by 2016.



MPP Bill at 171 Backers

H.R. 1717 picks up two more lawmakers seeking to replace competitive bidding.

Obama Expands Bidding in 2015 Budget

President’s package would apply NCB rates to Medicaid program.

HHS, DOJ Recover $4.3B in Fraud

Latest report details various instances of Medicare fraud, but doesn’t focus on DME as the central cause.

VGM Launches Site to Ease Bidding Feedback

To help HME industry be heard, online survey will collect feedback and submit to CMS.

Compliance Team Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Medicare accrediting organization launched by founder Canally, RN with eye on easing process for providers.

SleepSafe, Trucking Association Launch Sleep Education

Program aims to help transportation industry better understand health, safety and financial aspects of OSA.

Competitive Bidding to Go National by 2016

CMS gearing up to expand program or pricing to non-bid areas; seeks public comment.

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.

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.

Industry Asks for Capped Rental Delay

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

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