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Industry Outreach Extending to Lawmakers, Media

HME advocates work to communicate need for bidding reform on both Capitol Hill, as well as with various news outlets.

Brightree Gears up for 2016 User Summit

Co-located at Medtrade, Oct. 31 event offers hands-on training, education and networking.

AAHomecare Calls for Case Manager Stories

Association is collecting accounts from discharge planners, case managers, social workers on patients’ difficulties getting DME.

BOC President, CEO Recognized

Claudia Zacharias named as a 2016 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Finalist

Major Hospital Slams Bidding in Comments to CMS

University of California Health System urges CMS to re-evaluate program’s impact, claiming it has seen significant problems obtaining DME.

Non-Invasive Ventilation Greatly Cuts COPD Patient Risks

Study says patients with at-home, non-invasive ventilation in addition to oxygen therapy aw 51% decreased risk of re-hospitalization or death..

Contour Products Launches Training Webinar

Interactive training session demonstrates the ways CPAP pillows can address the needs of various sleep patients.

AAHomecare Conference Call Urges Rural Bid Reforms

Call focused at news media included various HME providers who detailed impact of bid expansion’s impact on their businesses.



Provider Strategy

Improving Referral Management

Technology can decrease errors, improve response time, ensure compliance and grow your pipeline.

CMS Revises CMS-855S, 2016 Fee Schedule

DMEPOS providers must use revised enrollment application starting Jan. 1, 2017; fee schedule changes impact 66 codes.

VGM Urges Hospitals to Fight Bid Expansion

VGM Government Relations calls on hospitals to help protect patient access to DME as September legislative efforts intensify.

Video: C-SPAN Interviews AAHomecare’s Ryan

Association president and CEO makes case for reforming competitive bidding, follows up with SIRIUS/XM appearance.

Team USA Prepping to Play at Medtrade

Back-to-back World Cup Power Soccer champs are slated to play exhibition games at Medtrade on Nov 1, in Atlanta.

Congress Returns to the Hill — and so Does Industry

As HME advocates work to reform competitive bidding expansion, AAHomecare urges providers to assist those efforts

CMS: Competitive Bidding Is Working

As it releases Round One 2017 SPAs and sends out contract offers, agency claims the program is maintaining access and care quality, while saving significant sums.

Ripple Effect: Bid Expansion Leads to Stiff Funding Cuts Outside Medicare

Providers serving TRICARE patients are now feeling the effect of CMS’s July 1 implementation of the full bid expansion cuts; patient access hangs in the balance.

Cryogenic Solutions Acquires Inventory Solutions

Combined companies to provide customers with a range of refurbished respiratory equipment, repair services, parts, hydro-testing.

retail performance metrics for HME providers

Business Solutions

Tuning in Retail Performance

Clearly retail sales have created a revolution in how savvy HME provider owners and operators approach their revenues. As providers start climbing to the higher reaches of the retail learning curve there is an increased demand to measure performance to expand their success. We examine the key retail performance metrics they should measure.

Complex Rehab

Business Solutions

Complex Rehab: Adapting & Overcoming

The fight to protect complex rehab therapy accessories and to create a separate benefit continues. After getting a one-year delay to CMS's application of bidding prices to complex rehab accessories, the industry works to not only advance a permanent fix to that, but to finally establish complex rehab as a separate benefit under the DMEPOS program.

Bid Expansion Gains National Attention

News media covering providers’ stories regarding impact of national bid expansion, raising issue’s profile on Capitol Hill.

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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