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One Less CBD Thinks ‘Outside the Pill Bottle’

New anti-inflammatory cream marries CBD with traditional analgesics to give providers and patients a product with no THC.

WellSky Foundation Donates $50K to Senior Research Effort

Donation to Meals on Wheels America will fund effort to study how to better track and respond to factors impacting the health of seniors living at home.

Providers Push House Sign-on Letter Right to the Deadline

Sept. 18 deadline looms for providers to get their Representatives to sign a House letter urging CMS to stop basing reimbursement for manual CRT accessories on competitive bidding rates.

Industry Continues Driving for H.R. 2771 Support

Advocates have convinced 81 lawmakers to back a bill extending rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protecting oxygen funding, but are calling on providers to help get more.

Surgical Dressing and Knee Orthosis Codes Could See Post-Pay Reviews

The review from CGS is the result of errors and high payouts for four codes, and should impact claims filed prior to the COVID-19 PHE.

Medicare Claims Audits: They’re Ba-aack

Audit expert Wayne van Halem joins the HME Business podcast to discuss how CMS will phase its audits back in, and how providers should prepare.

2020 Mobility Product Award Winners Announced

HMEB sister magazine Mobility Management has recognized the winning companies in its Mobility Product Award 2020 program. The contest attracted a wide variety of entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

Numotion Foundation and United Negro College Fund Create Scholarship

Scholarship will primarily provide college tuition and housing help for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities.

Lexia.Solutions Launches Two Accessibility Solutions

New relocatable patient lifts let wheelchair users have better access into and within facilities and the home while remaining in their chair.

New Bill Aims to Fix Rural Oxygen Payment Disparity

H.R. 8158 would address the fact that rates for oxygen concentrators in some rural areas are significantly lower than rates in competitive bidding areas.



Providers Urged to Help Drive H.R. 2771 Support

Bill that would extend rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protect oxygen funding, currently sits at 79 co-sponsors — and needs more.

COVID-19 and DMEPOS Providers

Infection control is a critical consideration in the era of COVID-19. Here are some changes you can make to your office to help reduce the risk of infection.

Virtual Surveys: What You Need to Know

To ensure providers maintain accreditation, Medicare has allowed virtual accreditation surveys during the COVID-19 public health emergency. What do you need to know about this process?

Managing Your Employee’s Continuing Education

Continuing education is a crucial care requirement and business differentiator for today's HME/DME providers. How can HME business owners and managers better manage their staff's education?

Creating Positive DMEPOS Surveys

Nervous about your upcoming Medicare accreditation site survey? Don't be. Your AO's surveyor is just as invested in your success as you are. So what goes into a positive survey?

Eighteen State Associations Join MAMES Conference

Members of associations representing 41 states will attend MAMES’s Oct. 6-9 virtual conference and exhibition.

ResMed Debuts AirTouch N20

The company’s first nasal CPAP mask made with memory foam, the AirTouch N20 adapts to the curves and contours of the user’s face.

Medtrade West Opens Call for Presentations

Presenters have until Sept. 18 to submit presentations for the event, which is slated for April 12-14, 2021 in Phoenix, Ariz.

HME Woman of the Year Announces 2020 Finalists

The winner from the four finalists will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.

Signature Deadline for House CRT Letter Pushed to Sept. 18

Providers called on to redouble efforts to get their Representatives to sign Congressional letter urging CMS to stop basing reimbursement for manual CRT accessories on competitive bidding rates.

Helping Your Retail Business Thrive During COVID-19

There are some unexpected categories that can help providers keep their revenues flowing despite the public health emergency. A primary example is active-support footwear.

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Using Fleet Management Tools to Improve Your Oxygen Business

Oxygen providers must keep track of preventative maintenance schedules for a wide variety of stationary concentrators, portable oxygen devices, and respirators. What tools are available to help them?

AAHomecare Presses Anthem on Rates

After insurer cut reimbursement in July despite COVID-19 costs, HME association highlighted the disparity between Anthem’s funding and Medicare’s rates for HME during the health emergency.

UHC Fixes Uninsured Patient Funding Problem

A system error that was rejecting DME claims for uninsured patients under the CARES Act has been addressed.

HSS Pushes Provider Relief Application to Sept. 13

Agency extends the application deadline for Phase 2 General Distribution after expanding eligibility for the funds.

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