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Industry Works to Gain More Ground With ARPA Relief

After last week’s Medicaid gains in Massachusetts, AAHomecare, state associations and stakeholders pursue additional relief for HME providers in more states via the American Rescue Plan Act.

CMS Halts Applying Bid Pricing to Manual CRT Accessories

After extending a temporary suspension of any cuts until Sept. 30, CMS has released a final rule stating it will permanently stop applying bid-derived pricing to manual CRT accessory reimbursement.

VGM’s Gallagher Underscores Need to Meet With Lawmakers

A new VGM video offers guidelines and tips for how HME advocates can make the most of meeting with lawmakers while they are in their home districts for the August recess.

Bill to Nix MCO Self-Referrals Launched in Pennsylvania

HME providers and stakeholders in the state are encouraged to contact their State Representatives in support of H.B. 1726.

Florida Providers Prepping for FAHCS Annual Meeting

The meeting marks the association’s return to in-person events and will run Aug. 5-6 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

MassHealth Implementing 10% Rate Increase for DME Claims

Funding comes after HOMES and AAHomecare push Massachusetts to provide relief via the American Rescue Plan Act and sets the stage to notify Medicaid officials in other states.

VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

Supreme Medical Becomes FAHCS Executive Sponsor

The distributor, which will exhibit at the upcoming FAHCS Annual Meeting, emphasized the importance of supporting the Florida association.

Medtrade West Marks Industry's Return from COVID

Providers return to the western edition of Medtrade, held at the Phoenix convention center July 12-14, which brought a sense of familiarity, as well as some new features and fine tuning.

Burr, Bennet Launch Wound Care Legislation

Bill aims to update CMS payment rules to add disposable NPWT devices to product options for at-home wound care and standardize payment method for NPWT devices.



Sunrise Integrating LUCI Technology

Sunrise’s QUICKIE power wheelchairs will soon sport LUCI’s smart wheelchair system, which uses various technologies to optimize users’ control, safety and security.

Rehab Medical Opens Additional Florida Office

The national complex rehab technology provider now has five locations in the sunshine state as it continues its national growth.

Medtrade West Expo Starts with Special Preview Night

The Welcome to Phoenix Preview Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday offers a chance to socialize and check out the exhibit booths.

AAHomecare Update: Leveraging HME’s Value

A central theme at Medtrade’s Wednesday AAHomecare Update will be how the industry can make the most of the value to U.S. healthcare it demonstrated during COVID.

CAIRE Unveils myCAIRE Telehealth Solution

The app connects to CAIRE concentrators via patients’ smart devices, and its launch responds to the increased need and demand for telehealth solutions.

Motion Picks Up Canadian Health Care Products

The purchase marks the first corporate location in the province of Manitoba for the rapidly growing Motion.

Proposed O2 Changes Include Industry Input

CMS’s proposed changes to oxygen National Coverage Determination incorporate many recommendations made by AAHomecare.

AAHomecare, ACMESA Protect N.C. Medicaid MCO Rates

The rate protections shore up legislative protections and will prevent an estimated $22 million in potential cuts to Medicaid MCO reimbursement for HME in North Carolina on an annual basis

Medtrade West Returns to a New Home with New Features

Medtrade's York Schwab says he's 'excited and hopeful' as the annual industry event for providers in Western states returns with an in-person event next week in Phoenix.

New For Medtrade West: Team@Work's Sales BootCamp

The sales and leadership coaching firm brings its longtime in-depth sales training workshop to Medtrade for the first time, but the value of the program continues well beyond the event.

Registration Opens for Medtrade East

Lowest-possible SmartSaver rates are available until July 17 for the annual HME industry expo and conference , which runs Oct. 18-20 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.

Numotion Acquires Retail HME Provider SpinLife

The purchase will let the two brands combine resources and capabilities to serve a broader range of customers with a wider range of product offerings.

OxyGo Marks 1 Million Lives Helped With Oxygen Devices

Oxygen device maker celebrates the milestone with events that will run during the year, and donates to a school that also provides food and healthcare to its community.

AAHomecare Engages DME MACs on Philips Recall

Industry association contacts Medical Directors to convey challenges faced by providers and patients and asks for clarifications on points made in Noridian FAQ.

Quantum Unveils 4Front 2 Power Chair

Designed to incorporate feedback from users, ATPs and clinicians, the chair includes Quantum’s new Smart Traction Control and a number of other innovations.

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