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MassHealth Implementing 10% Rate Increase for DME Claims

Funding comes after HOMES and AAHomecare push Massachusetts to provide relief via the American Rescue Plan Act and sets the stage to notify Medicaid officials in other states.

Pain Management

Pain Management

Ramping Up Your CBD Product Knowledge to Address Patient Needs

It's critical for providers that are offering CBD to understand how it works and how it benefits different types of clients.

Strategy

Strategy

Managing Your Employees' Continuing Education

Continuing education and training opportunities help DMEPOS providers demonstrate their commitment to clients and staff as well as governing organizations — but how do you manage it all?

VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

Florida Providers Prepping for FAHCS Annual Meeting

The meeting marks the association’s return to in-person events and will run Aug. 5-6 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

Bill to Nix MCO Self-Referrals Launched in Pennsylvania

HME providers and stakeholders in the state are encouraged to contact their State Representatives in support of H.B. 1726.

Accessibility

Accessibility

Providing Safe Home Access for Seniors

If you're looking to help seniors live independent lives with the help of HME, then you need to help ensure they have safe access to their homes.

Supreme Medical Becomes FAHCS Executive Sponsor

The distributor, which will exhibit at the upcoming FAHCS Annual Meeting, emphasized the importance of supporting the Florida association.

Podcast

Avoiding Common Site Survey Pitfalls

Accreditation expert Matt Gruskin identifies some common accreditation site survey issues and explains corrective action plans and how to address them.

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Editor's Note

A Long-Awaited Reunion

After 15 long months of not seeing anyone in the industry in person, it was great to finally get back to Medtrade West, catch up with old friends, and make some new and interesting contacts, as well.



Medtrade West Marks Industry's Return from COVID

Providers return to the western edition of Medtrade, held at the Phoenix convention center July 12-14, which brought a sense of familiarity, as well as some new features and fine tuning.

Strategy

Strategy

Saving Space, Time, and Money by Partnering with a Distributor

HME sees seismic shift after seismic shift of market changes, but you can still control how you manage your business. Your purchasing strategy should be a top-of-the-list item when it comes to your management priorities.

Burr, Bennet Launch Wound Care Legislation

Bill aims to update CMS payment rules to add disposable NPWT devices to product options for at-home wound care and standardize payment method for NPWT devices.

Strategy

Strategy

Harnessing Data to Navigate the Post-PHE and Grow Market Share

The market data solutions now available are light years beyond what we once had. How so, and how does an HME sales organization maximize its effectiveness with them?

Podcast

HME's Legislative, Regulatory and Payer Relations Priorities

The AAHomecare Update at this week's Medtrade Spring offered a winder range of updates. Staff share their top-line priorities from that update, such as increasing SPA rates, extending relief, CMS's proposed O2 NCD and the American Rescue Plan.

Rehab Medical Opens Additional Florida Office

The national complex rehab technology provider now has five locations in the sunshine state as it continues its national growth.

Sunrise Integrating LUCI Technology

Sunrise’s QUICKIE power wheelchairs will soon sport LUCI’s smart wheelchair system, which uses various technologies to optimize users’ control, safety and security.

Medtrade West Expo Starts with Special Preview Night

The Welcome to Phoenix Preview Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday offers a chance to socialize and check out the exhibit booths.

AAHomecare Update: Leveraging HME’s Value

A central theme at Medtrade’s Wednesday AAHomecare Update will be how the industry can make the most of the value to U.S. healthcare it demonstrated during COVID.

AAHomecare, ACMESA Protect N.C. Medicaid MCO Rates

The rate protections shore up legislative protections and will prevent an estimated $22 million in potential cuts to Medicaid MCO reimbursement for HME in North Carolina on an annual basis

Proposed O2 Changes Include Industry Input

CMS’s proposed changes to oxygen National Coverage Determination incorporate many recommendations made by AAHomecare.

Pain Management

Pain Management

Ramping Up Your CBD Product Knowledge to Address Patient Needs

It's critical for providers that are offering CBD to understand how it works and how it benefits different types of clients.

Strategy

Strategy

Examining Your Delivery Costs to Increase Productivity

Implementing modern technologies will help turn your business into a leaner, more efficient delivery machine with lower fleet, fuel, and personnel expenses.

Strategy

Strategy

Sourcing Your Best HME Employee

You've hear of outsourcing, but have you heard of insourcing? There's a difference and a unique approach to HME staffing might be just the flexible option you need.

Motion Picks Up Canadian Health Care Products

The purchase marks the first corporate location in the province of Manitoba for the rapidly growing Motion.

avoiding common site survey pitfalls