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CMS Opens Round 2021 Registration

Authorized officials have 14 days to get in DBIdS and Connexion, backup authorized officials have 21 days, and the registration window closes completely in 67 days.

Providers Hit VGM Heartland

The 18th edition of the annual event saw a major change and offered some new educational features, while offering attendees some familiar faves, as well.

Zip Code Changes Impact HMEs

CMS has changed zip code designation for various areas which has in turned changed the reimbursement rates for providers in those areas.

Study: 170 Million People in the Americas Have Sleep Apnea

New ResMed study shows the sleep apnea patient population in Americas alone is well over previous worldwide estimates of 100 million people.

Mass. HME Provider Tightens Focus on Hospice Market

Mass Bay Respiratory has rebranded as Mass Bay Medical Supplies to reach hospice patients, families and caregivers with an array of hospice-oriented products and services.

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

The Dmecbpeducation.com site unveils new video tutorials, a webinar recording, an improved FAQ to help providers better prepare their Round 2021 bids.

Post-Acute Players Nab Medical Technology Awards

Sleep therapy manufacturer ResMed and e-prescription technology company Parachute Health both receive 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards.

VGM Offers Expanded Bid Calculators

Newly revised bidding calculators let HME providers enter their own book of business to see how bids under lead item pricing would impact their business.

PFQC Survey: Patients Still Waiting on HME

An online poll of patients sees that they are waiting upwards of two weeks for medical equipment, seeing increased out-of-pocket cost.

Podcast Focuses on CRT and Sleep

Latest edition of the HME Business Podcast examines increasing adoption, funding of iLevel, steps providers can take to improve sleep therapy compliance.



Oxygen

HME Business Handbook: Oxygen

How to Educate Your Oxygen Patients on POC Usage

How do providers educate both patients that aren't using their POCs as much as they should be, as well as help 'super users' understand device limitations?

Pain Management

How to Start Providing CBD Products

Many providers of pain management solutions face a dilemma with CBD: they know that there is a good opportunity for it, but they don’t know how to get into the market. How can they get started?

Rob Boeye

Observation Deck

Managing Your Revenue Cycle

Advanced analytics and best practices take you everywhere you need to go.

HME Software

HME Business Handbook: Software

How to Automate Key Steps In Your Patient Workflow

Providers must deliver stellar service in the face of reimbursement cuts, which means they must maximize workflow efficiency. How can the industry's software offerings help?

David Kopf

Editor's Note

Be Prepared. Be Invovled.

The trends impacting HME never stop and neither should you.

CMS Slates Prior Authorization Call

July 11 conference call will address the prior authorization process for pressure reducing support surfaces.

Providers Flock to ATHOMES Spring Conference

Tennessee association sees increased turnout for its annual two-day conference featuring a variety of industry speakers.

CMS Adds More Round 2021 Webinars

Two webcasts for June will offer a two-part discussion of registering and submitting bids in Round 2021.

Study: Patient Factors Foster Gaps in PAP Compliance

Demographics and disease severity impact patients' adherence to therapy, according to examination of more than 1 million sleep patients’ data.

AAHomecare: Industry Enters 'Critical Period' for Advancing Legislation

HME industry advocates have a solid two months in which they must secure support for several bills and sign-on letters; providers urged to help effort.

Providers Prep for Round 2021 Bidding Summit

Attendees to June 5 Competitive Bidding Summit to learn more about Round 2021 and how to bid under lead item pricing.

Home Oxygen Company Earns Audit Reprieve

California respiratory and sleep provider notches its fourth 12-month break from TPE audits.

Latest HMEB Podcast: The Washington Legislative Conference

A bonus episode of the HME Business Podcast interviews a variety of industry advocates from Capitol Hill to convey what is AAHomecare’s most substantial agenda to date, as well as captures the urgency of the event.

AAHomecare Awards Stockert with Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award

Association lauds Barb Stockert’s long-running work on behalf of providers at the national and state level, with involvement not just with AAHomecare, but statement associations, as well.

Industry Hits Capitol Hill with Full Agenda

AAHomecare facilitates in-person meetings between lawmakers and industry advocates in Washington, D.C.; coordinates virtual fly-in for providers to remotely assist lobbying push.

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