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Responsive Respiratory Celebrates 15-year anniversary

Manufacturer and distributor has focused its business on various high-pressure oxygen solutions.

Medtrade Early Registration Underway

Attendees can save significant sums off expo and conference registration for show, which now culminates in a Wednesday evening reception.

U.S. Rehab, Rifton Give Back at Heartland

The VGM division and vendor work with Iowa children’s charity to present adaptive tricycles to four youths with special needs.

House Letter Offers Tool for Regulatory Reform

The Congressional sign-on letter wrapped with 154 signatures, giving Price, Verma leverage for internal bidding reforms at CMS.

COPD Takes Its Toll on Patients in Multiple Ways

Patients feel a variety of physical symptoms, including some “mysterious” problems, as well as emotional issues.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

VGM Members Packing for Waterloo

Next week’s Heartland Conference and Expo aims to offer a heavy schedule of education, along with some entertainment.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.



VGM COO Retires

After 25 years with the member service organization, Jim Phillips will retire; will continue sitting on board.

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

SBA Members Also Prep Letter for Price, Verma

Similar to general House sign-on letter, the SBA version calls for various bidding reforms that would help small providers stay in business.

AAHomecare Recognizes Kucka With Mal Mixon Award

Indiana provider honored for his advocacy efforts and lengthy service on the association’s board and councils.

VGM Adds Payer, Member Relations VP

Previously with HOMELINK, Craig Douglas will help VGM members navigate payer, managed care.

Observation Deck

The Power of Imagineering

Engaging in positive thinking can truly advance HME's legislative aims.

Editor's Note

The Next Cut

What happens when the next reimbursement cut comes? And the next? Providers must think longer term when it comes to their relationship with Medicare.

Provider Strategy

5 Tips for Boosting Patient Billing

Improve billing efficiencies, staff effectiveness, patient relationships.

Ackerman to Chair AAHomecare Board

Association warmly thanks exiting chairman Letizia for his service.

HME Handbook: Accreditation

How to Get Accredited During a Purchase or Expansion

Adding new service categories means meeting new accreditation requirements. How should providers approach this process?

HME Handbook: Software

How to Employ Software to Study Key Performance Indicators

There are several key performance indicators providers should track, and today's HME software systems offer various tools to help them do it.

CareCentrix, Performant to Cut DME ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

Home healthcare management company identifies DME as “high risk areas.”

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