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Heartbreak for Rural Relief

While Senate hotline looked to put legislation on a fast track to approval, a last-minute hold stalls out rural providers’ reprieve from full bid expansion cuts. Industry considers next steps.

U.S. Health Spending Grew 5.5% in 2015

CMS releases 2015 to 2025 projections of national health expenditures; 2016 spending projected to grow by 4.8 percent.

Senate Likely to Approve Compromise Rural Relief

The Senate has put its version of the recently approved House rural relief bill on ‘hotline,’ which is typically a 24-hour fast track to approval.

Graham-Field Partners With Mercy Ships

GF Health Products will donate DME to help international charity that delivers free healthcare services to medically underserved nations.

Quantum Enhances Site with Customers in Mind

New site doubles down on product info, including 360-degree views, videos, resources for providers and clinicians.

Industry Leaders Urge Grassroots Support

As advocates work with Congressional leadership, providers, patients urged to lobby Senators and Representatives to compromise, advance rural relief to President by July 15.

CAIRE to Release Redesigned FreeStyle

AirSep POC to incorporate a variety of features requested by providers and patients.

CMS Rule Would Shift Bid Ceiling to 2015 Amounts

Bid limits on items covered by bid program would be based on fee schedule set prior to when bidding prices were set.



3B Names New Sales VP

Sleep veteran brings more than 30 years’ experience in management, sales, and distribution.

Allcare Medical Merging with National HME

Acquisition of Southeast provider will expand National HME's reach as DME provider serving hospice industry.

AAHomecare Study to Model Provider Costs

Effort will demonstrate the true cost of providing DMEPOS items to Medicare beneficiaries.

House Passes Rural Relief

While House sit-in stalled PADME vote, Representatives approve a delay that would push second round of expansion cuts to Sept. 30.

AAHomecare: Rural Relief Still Has a Chance

As July 1’s full rate cuts loom over rural providers, AAHomecare urges for continued grassroots advocacy as it might still secure a retroactive reform.

July 1 Cuts: Nantucket Island Gets Even More Remote

Cape Medical Supply says it can’t accept new patients on the island due to bid expansion.

CMS Details July 1 Rate Cuts

Full price reductions show an average reduction of more than 50% off the 2015 fee schedule for impacted categories.

VGM’s Retail Roadshow Will Wrap at Medtrade

One-day, interactive educational series still has stops in Louisville and Dallas before wrapping up at annual industry event.

Emerge Sales, PlayMaker CRM to Provide HME Sales Support

Companies will partner up to blend sales training program with tools for managing HME sales process.

House Sit-in Stymies PADME Vote

While Senate voted to approve delay to July 1 bid expansion cuts, the House firearms sit-in unexpectedly stalled action on House companion legislation to protect rural providers.

Industry Mourns Loss of Legal Expert

Edward Vishnevetsky at K&L Gates passes away unexpectedly, after building a career specializing in healthcare law and helping HME providers.

Senate Passes PADME

Lawmakers vote to approve legislation that will protect rural HME providers and their patients from bid expansion cuts.

Grow Your Advanced Wound Care Business

Advanced wound care offers many opportunities to create new revenue streams and help a population that most DME providers already serve.

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