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CMS Opens Round 2021 Registration

Authorized officials have 14 days to get in DBIdS and Connexion, backup authorized officials have 21 days, and the registration window closes completely in 67 days.

Zip Code Changes Impact HMEs

CMS has changed zip code designation for various areas which has in turned changed the reimbursement rates for providers in those areas.

Providers Hit VGM Heartland

The 18th edition of the annual event saw a major change and offered some new educational features, while offering attendees some familiar faves, as well.

Mass. HME Provider Tightens Focus on Hospice Market

Mass Bay Respiratory has rebranded as Mass Bay Medical Supplies to reach hospice patients, families and caregivers with an array of hospice-oriented products and services.

Study: 170 Million People in the Americas Have Sleep Apnea

New ResMed study shows the sleep apnea patient population in Americas alone is well over previous worldwide estimates of 100 million people.

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

The Dmecbpeducation.com site unveils new video tutorials, a webinar recording, an improved FAQ to help providers better prepare their Round 2021 bids.

Post-Acute Players Nab Medical Technology Awards

Sleep therapy manufacturer ResMed and e-prescription technology company Parachute Health both receive 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards.

VGM Offers Expanded Bid Calculators

Newly revised bidding calculators let HME providers enter their own book of business to see how bids under lead item pricing would impact their business.

PFQC Survey: Patients Still Waiting on HME

An online poll of patients sees that they are waiting upwards of two weeks for medical equipment, seeing increased out-of-pocket cost.

Podcast Focuses on CRT and Sleep

Latest edition of the HME Business Podcast examines increasing adoption, funding of iLevel, steps providers can take to improve sleep therapy compliance.



CMS Slates Prior Authorization Call

July 11 conference call will address the prior authorization process for pressure reducing support surfaces.

Providers Flock to ATHOMES Spring Conference

Tennessee association sees increased turnout for its annual two-day conference featuring a variety of industry speakers.

CMS Adds More Round 2021 Webinars

Two webcasts for June will offer a two-part discussion of registering and submitting bids in Round 2021.

Study: Patient Factors Foster Gaps in PAP Compliance

Demographics and disease severity impact patients' adherence to therapy, according to examination of more than 1 million sleep patients’ data.

AAHomecare: Industry Enters 'Critical Period' for Advancing Legislation

HME industry advocates have a solid two months in which they must secure support for several bills and sign-on letters; providers urged to help effort.

Home Oxygen Company Earns Audit Reprieve

California respiratory and sleep provider notches its fourth 12-month break from TPE audits.

Providers Prep for Round 2021 Bidding Summit

Attendees to June 5 Competitive Bidding Summit to learn more about Round 2021 and how to bid under lead item pricing.

Latest HMEB Podcast: The Washington Legislative Conference

A bonus episode of the HME Business Podcast interviews a variety of industry advocates from Capitol Hill to convey what is AAHomecare’s most substantial agenda to date, as well as captures the urgency of the event.

AAHomecare Awards Stockert with Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award

Association lauds Barb Stockert’s long-running work on behalf of providers at the national and state level, with involvement not just with AAHomecare, but statement associations, as well.

Industry Hits Capitol Hill with Full Agenda

AAHomecare facilitates in-person meetings between lawmakers and industry advocates in Washington, D.C.; coordinates virtual fly-in for providers to remotely assist lobbying push.

Congressional Letters Call for Vent Relief

Providers urged to help collect lawmakers’ signatures for House and soon-to-debut Senate sign-on letters asking CMS and HHS to pull back from including non-invasive vents in competitive bidding.

VGM Opens Heartland Conference to Non-Members

For the first time ever, VGM’s June 10-12 event is open to all providers; kicks off with special four-hour session on Round 2021.

Industry Gets Ready for DC Meetings

Providers prepare for next week’s Washington Legislative Conference; May 22-23 ‘virtual fly-in’ slated for those who can’t attend event.

Medtrade Extends Presentation Call to May 23

Extra seven days offered to speakers to submit their presentations on a variety of topics for Oct 21-23 event in Atlanta.

Bidding, Oxygen Reform Bill Hits House

New legislation would provide permanent rural and non-bid area relief and eliminate the oxygen budget neutrality requirement.

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