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Healthcare, Tech Veterans Join DMEscripts’ Leadership

John Brady and Frank Schools join as CEO and CFO, respectively, to help spread the adoption of the industry-owned e-prescribing platform.

Power Seat Elevation and Standing Sign-on Letter Hits Senate

The letter to CMS thanks the agency for moving power seat elevation forward, asks for timeline and asks for public comments on power standing.

RedSail Launches New Pharmacy Software at Customer Site

RedSail Technologies has rolled out its Axys by Integra long-term pharmacy system, starting with an installation at Guardian Pharmacy in Indianapolis.

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Graham-Field Doubles Down on U.S.-based Manufacturing

DME manufacturer invests millions in a laser tube cutting system for its Wisconsin fabrication facility.

Heart Snug Debuts Adjustable, Disposable Medical Bra

The bra is designed to give patients privacy and security via additional chest coverage during examinations and care.

AAHomecare Legislative Event Notches 240-plus Meetings

HME advocates participating in Sept. 21 Virtual Washington Legislative Conference met with nearly 10 percent more House and Senate offices in push to advance various industry objectives.

2022 HME Woman of the Year Taking Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 HME Woman of the Year Award are being accepted through Oct. 28

BOC Names Knott as New President and CEO

Starting in 2023, Judi Knott will take the helm of the HME accrediting organization, replacing its current leader, Claudia Zacharias, who is retiring.

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Provider-Grown CRT & HME Technology Tools

Born out of a CRT specialist business, ATLAS Technology has developed four technology and business solutions tailor-made to help HME and CRT providers.

CAIRE Taps Repair Authority for its Support Network

The oxygen equipment maker has made the national HME repair company part of its Authorized Service Center network.



Trella Health Releases Enhanced HME and Infusion Market Data

Trella's Marketscape Insights give providers enhanced market data tools to identify high-value opportunities and learn more about specific physicians and organizations.

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Addressing Retail HME Customer Concerns About the Economy

One look at consumer metrics shows that retail customers are worried about the economy. How can HME providers offer solutions that allay worries over higher-end cash purchases?

AAHomecare Calls on HMEs to Join Legislative Conference

Association says there is still time for providers to sign up for its Sept. 21 Virtual Washington Legislative Conference, in which HME stakeholders will meet with lawmakers and staff via Zoom.

Responsive Respiratory Partners with Boost Oxygen

RRI will ship Boost’s portable, non‐prescription oxygen canisters that deliver 95 percent pure supplemental in a lightweight, easy‐to‐use form factor.

Global COPD Cases Now Top More Than 480 Million

A New ResMed study outpaces previous estimates and says that the number should reach an estimated 592 million by 2050 if current risk factor trends continue.

VGM Opens DME Industry Disaster Cost Survey

VGM Government Relations is surveying providers on expenses incurred from natural disasters to show CMS true costs DME suppliers incur and make reimbursement recommendations.

Invacare Names Interim President and CEO

SVP and General Manager Geoffrey Purtill will lead the company as Matthew Monaghan has exited his roles as the DME maker’s chairman, president and CEO.

AAHomecare Accepting Homecare Champion Nominations

The association will accept nominations for the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion through Sept. 23, with winners to be honored at the Standup for Homecare reception during Medtrade East.

Seat Elevation Signature Push Continues

NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.

Philip Recalls Additional Machines

Not related to the PE-PUR foam recall that began in 2021, this week's recall impacts 386 BiPAP devices sold in the United States in 2020 and 2021.

Essentially Women Rolls Out Mother-Baby Program

The Lily mother-baby program offers various resources designed to help providers grow their businesses serving this fast-growing women’s care niche.

ACHC Introduces Product Certification for Vendors

Certification validates that vendors providing products and services to ACHC-accredited organizations meet the requirements of some or all relevant ACHC Standards.

Amoena Returns Post-Mastectomy Education to AOPA Event

Post-mastectomy prostheses maker will co-host the first educational track on post-mastectomy care in 10 years at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s Sept. 28-Oct.1 Assembly.

CMS Releases Post-PHE Roadmap

While it is likely that HHS will extend the PHE for another 90 days after it expires on Oct. 15, the agency has released guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE, including guidelines for DMEPOS suppliers.

ATLAS Unveils New Off-Line App

App lets HME and CRT clinicians and care professionals use ATLAS Enterprise Software when Internet access is unavailable or limited.

Reassuring Retail HME Customers During Tough Times