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Medtrade Extends Deadline For Presentation Submissions For Fall Conference

The Nov. 2-4 conference is still being planned, and HME experts have until Thursday to submit proposals.

NPIAP Provides Guidelines on Preventing Mask Injuries

Association statement and infographic outline ways that healthcare workers can prevent pressure injuries from N95 respirator masks, which have a high risk for injury due to need for a tight fit.

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BOC Offers Remote-Proctored Testing

To help HME professionals gain new certifications while maintaining COVID-19 social distancing, BOC certification candidates can complete exams from the home or office using the new service.

CMS Suspends Advance Payment Program

Agency is reevaluating the amounts that will be paid under its Accelerated Payment Program and has suspended its Advance Payment Program to Part B suppliers.

WellSky and Qlik Launch COVID-19 Heat Map

The online tool lets HME providers track current outbreak hot spots and anticipate locations with increasing infection rates to help protect staff and patients and better apply finite resources.

HHS Distributes Remainder of CARES Act Funds

HHS automatically disperses the remaining $20 billion from the Provider Relief Fund to providers based on their share of 2018 net patient revenue.

CMS Releases COVID-19 IFR

The Interim Final Rule includes HME-related items, including a widening of who can conduct telehealth visits, discussion of CARES Act provisions on rural and other non-bid-area reimbursement rates, continuous glucose monitors, and more.

HME Business Handbook: Sleep Therapy

How to Fast Track Getting the Right Mask and Fit For Patients

How can sleep therapy providers implement the sorts of procedures that will foster the right mask selection and fit?

Taking Leadership During COVID-19

Gary Sheehan of sleep therapy provider Cape Medical Supply's discusses how his business has prepared for COVID-19 in terms of staff protection, patient care, teleworking, management and operations.

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Products & Technology

Sharing Best Resupply Practices

Sleep therapy was the proving ground for how technology and smart resupply practices can benefit care and expand revenues. Now, other corners of HME are starting to apply those lessons.



The Spiro Merger: The Best of Both Worlds

Recently, three New England providers merged to form Spiro, an umbrella care organization focused on sleep and respiratory. The leaders of those three providers sat down with HME Business to discuss what motivated the merger, their branding, technology approach, and strategy for serving their respective markets.

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Product Solutions: Sleep Therapy

Sleep providers must keep current with products and services that can help their patients and ensure their provide top-level care. To that end, here are some of recent offerings available to them.

Taking Leadership During COVID-19

Gary Sheehan of sleep therapy provider Cape Medical Supply's discusses how his business has prepared for COVID-19 in terms of staff protection, patient care, teleworking, management and operations.

Latest Stimulus Package Now Law

House passes and President signs into law $484 billion worth of funding that includes $75 Billion in relief for healthcare providers.

Quality Biomedical Opens 7th Service Center

New Fort Wayne, Ind. facility will repair respiratory equipment for OEMs and HME providers in the Midwest.

JTEK to Debut New Home Access Studio

Extra Photos — With an eye on upscale design, JTEK’s North Canton, Ohio location will provide immersive product displays such as full bathrooms, a bedroom and smart kitchen, while showing off larger items such as ramps, stairlifts, patient lifts and shower units.

The Spiro Merger: The Best of Both Worlds

A Q&A with the three HME business leaders that formed the recently announced Spiro brand to get a deeper look at what motivated the merger, their branding, technology approach and strategy for serving their New England markets.

VGM Takes 2020 Heartland Conference Virtual

Redubbed Heartland At Home, the move was made to address COVID-19 concerns. The event will run as a virtual conference from June 15 to July 10 and will be free to VGM members.

New Stimulus Bill Adds $75 Billion to COVID-19 Relief

The new legislative package also includes $310 billion in paycheck protection and $60 billion in Economic Injury Disaster Loan relief that HME providers can access.

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Diving Into COVID-19 Regulatory Changes

In addition to the $30 billion COVID-19 relief fund, HME providers have seen a cascade of Federal and state regulatory changes, as well as new private payer funding guidelines. AAHomecare regulatory and payer relations experts Kim Brummett and Laura Williard take a deep dive into all of them.

Accessing the CARES Act Relief Fund

There are several items providers must understand when seeking help from the $30 billion relief fund serving providers during the COVID-19 health emergency.

CARES Act Attestation Portal Now Online

Providers receiving a share of the $30 billion COVID-19 relief fund must use the portal to declare they comply with the program’s terms and conditions within 30 days of receiving the relief.

AAHomecare Launches HME Supply Chain Survey

The effort aims to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on HME providers’ supply chain in order to help build the case to delay competitive bidding implementation by one year. The deadline to take the survey is April 21.

Genetic Testing and Kickbacks: Lessons for DME Suppliers

A shift in scams run by the types of bad actors involved in 2019’s $1.2 billion orthopedic brace fraud ring has new lessons HME providers should take a moment to understand.

National Mail-Order: Diabetes Benefit Use Fell, Retail Sales Grew

A new Medicare Payment Advisory Commission study of CMS’s national mail-order program for diabetic supplies showed a drop in benefit use and an increase in retail sales between 2010 and 2017, but did not see an increase in adverse health outcomes.

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