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AAHomecare’s Ryan: Down But Not Out

Industry association leader explains next steps in reining in bid expansion.

Audit Key Goes Live in 2016

Providers encouraged to register for program that will help accumulate data that industry will use to reform CMS’s audit program.

Bid Expansion Reform Not Part of Spending Bill

Legislative language that would have protected rural providers from bid expansion was not put into year-end omnibus spending bill; effort to back bid reform and CRT protection bills in House and Senate continues.

Study: Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Will Lose HME Access

Report examines prospects for rural patients in the wake of national bidding expansion.

Video: MiraVista Hosts Free Fee Schedule Webinar

Available at three different times and as an archive, webcast provides strategic information on CMS's 2016 fee schedule reductions.

Population of Remotely Monitored Patients Hit 4.9 million in 2015

Number of remotely monitored patients expected to reach 36.1 million by 2020, with sleep being a key market drive, according to new study.

CMS Releases Corrected Fee Schedule

Schedule outlines the DME reimbursement that will apply after the Jan. 1 bid expansion.

Bill to Reform Bid Expansion Hits House

Providers urged to lobby on behalf of H.R. 4185 and S.2312 now, in hopes legislation can get attached to debt ceiling legislation before Dec. 11 vote.



Providers Urged to Attend Free Legislative Webinar Friday

AAHomecare webinar outlines CMS’s bid expansion and how HME professionals can help reform that plan.

EZ-ACCESS Unveils Power Door Opener

CONCIERGE opener aims to increase residential accessibility by easing the opening and closing of doors.

Industry Keeps up Fight Against Bid Expansion

As Jan. 1 expansion date approaches, providers and associations advance legislation to reform CMS’s plan.

Healthcare Spending Grew 5.3% in 2014

Consumer out-of-pocket health spending ticked up 1.3% for the year, according to annual national health expenditure report.

CMS Adjusting 2016 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

CMS identified errors in amounts for some items and will release revised fee schedule within the next week.

Editor's Note

Built to Fail

Quality was not 'job one' when CMS designed its audit program — which need serious and immediate retooling.

HME Business Award Winners

HME Business Award Winners

The Envelope, Please

Last year HME Business launched its New Product of the Year Award program. Now in our second year, we’ve enjoyed even better response. This year’s winners included compelling entries in categories such as mobility, respiratory, retail sales, auto access, home access, diabetic supplies, and business services. Learn more about the products and services that struck a chord with our judges.

Provider Strategy

Transitioning to Chip-and-Pin

Retail sales is a key revenue source for many providers, but they need to adopt EMV, and that requires some caution and roadmap.

Observation Deck

Getting Everyone on the Team

People with disabilities can serve as some of a provider's best employees, bringing with them a blend of passion, experience and knowledge.

HME Software

Products & Technology

Gears of Change

It's time for our annual software roundup, and this year we're looking at how the various IT tools available to providers are evolving to help them handle the changing challenges and trends impacting their businesses and patients. We profile not just the main HME management systems, but specialized IT offerings, as well.

Problem Solvers

Getting a Leg up in Platform Lifts

Vertical platform lifts serve key access need for patients, but they are a more complex offering. How can home access providers expand their businesses via VPLs?

Product Solutions

Retail Sales

Merchandising is key element in a successful retail sales strategy. We look at some recent examples of retail products that serve key customers needs, while incorporating packaging and display materials that help sell the products.

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