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BOC President & CEO Appointed to Certified Association Executive Commission

Claudia Zacharias will serve on Certified Association Executive Commission, which awards the highest professional credential in the association industry.

AAHomecare Re-engages with Lawmakers in New Congress

As the new Congress sets its committees of jurisdiction, HME association sets stage for advancing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

AAHomecare Slates 2019 Washington Legislative Conference

Annual DC legislative and lobbying event will be held May 22-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Crystal City.

Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility To Offer CEU Courses At Medtrade Spring

The power mobility device manufacturers will offer two free continuing education classes at the April 16-18 conference.

DreamWear Passes 10 Million Mark

Sleep therapy equipment maker Philips says it has sold 10 million of the CPAP masks and cushions worldwide.

TCT Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Accreditation organization marks 25 years of transforming healthcare accreditation services.

NGK Acquires CAIRE

Spark plug company purchases oxygen equipment maker to help establish a foothold in healthcare.

VGM Releases 2019 Rate Guide

Member service organization summarizes the various changes in DMEPOS reimbursement that will and won’t impact providers this year.

Medtrade Staff Sees Expanded Roles

Three team members working for annual HME industry conference and expo receive promotions.

Taking Stock: 2018 Medicaid Advocacy Effort Pays Off

AAHomecare says a year-long effort to work with state Medicaid programs helped stop or curtail CURES cuts in 29 states.



Manual CRT Protections Stall Out in Senate

Despite last-minute legislative wrangling, a Medicaid bill that included provisions to protect reimbursement for manual CRT chair accessories lapses with the close of the 115th Congress.

FLYP

Product Profile

Therapy That Fits in Your Pocket

Thanks to some innovative technology, the FLYP portable nebulizer offers drug delivery in a surprisingly small form factor.

Product Solutions

Compression

A wide variety of HME patients can benefit from compression offerings, which offer a solid retail sales opportunity for providers. What are some of the latest offerings on the market.

Observation Deck

3 Keys to Billing Headache Relief

Trying to roll with the increasing complexity of HME billing? Here's a three-part formula leveraging technology that can give providers more control.

KPIs

Products & Technology

Keeping Pace With HME's KPIs

Tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) has become an essential element in managing a successful HME business. Moreover, the number and variety of metrics providers use to measure their performance continues to expand. We talk to various experts to survey the KPIs today's providers must track, and how they can use technology to do that.

strategy

Business Solutions

Setting a Smart Strategy for 2019

Are you setting the right strategy for 2019? This marks our 11th annual survey of the 10 key trends that will impact the home medical equipment industry the most during the New Year. In this year's list, larger healthcare and retail trends could impact HME more than anticipated. As a result, this installment of the Big 10 list is a must-read.

Editor's Note

The CBD Opportunity

CBD could help a lot of HME customers suffering from pain issues, and this represents a good business opportunity, but some things must happen before HMEs should dive in.

Provider Strategy

Clinically Speaking: Group 2 vs. Group 3

Determining which type of power wheelchair is right for a client requires 'knowing the code' as well as understanding patient needs.

WellSky and Playmaker Partner Up

Partnership combines WellSky’s home health and hospice software with PlayMaker’s purpose-built HME platform.

2019 Fee Schedule: More Oxygen Cuts

CMS’s decision to apply budget neutrality offsets to 2019 fee schedule sees reimbursement reductions for a variety of oxygen codes.

Brightree Acquires Apacheta

An integration partner since 2015, Apacheta’s delivery management and field marketing tools will expand Brightree’s capabilities.

Video: Numotion Rolls Out New Customer App

The myNumotion app provides self-service tools and higher information transparency.

2019 Medicare Fee Schedule Adjusted for Inflation

Increases range between 2.3%-2.5%, marking highest inflation-related upticks since CMS first implemented competitive bidding.

Medtrade Spring's Lowest-Possible Rates End Soon

SmartSaver rates for Medtrade Spring 2019 offer substantial conference and expo registration discounts, but expire Dec. 22

Manual CRT Protections Move to Senate

House passes Medicaid bill containing provisions to protect funding for manual CRT accessories; Senate now working to consider bill under unanimous consent.

Podcast with Sunil Krishnan and Fadi Haddad

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