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States, AAHomecare Study Response to Bid Pricing for Medicaid

Component of recently approved CURES Act limits Federal portion of Medicaid spending to competitive bidding prices for affected DME items, starting 2018.

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group

Buy adds leading U.K. manufacturer of hospital and home healthcare beds to Drive stable.

Two Power Chairs Demonstrate Retail Mobility’s Market Momentum

Sales of Pride’s Jazzy Air and Go-Chair, launched in the past year, exceed the company’s goals ahead of expectations.

AAHomecare Outlines 2017 Advocacy Agenda

Association leader Tom Ryan outlines the various legislative items the organization has begun to focus on in the New Year.

BOC Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Accreditation organization elects new executive committee and adds two directors.

Q4 Audit Survey Starts Jan. 16

HME Audit Key program urges providers to submit their audit data for Q4 2016; program helps industry better understand audits and advocate reforms.

Essentially Women Unveils 2017 Focus Details

Women’s health organization for HME providers will host its annual Focus Conference Sept. 16-18 in Minneapolis.

Standup for Homecare Tickets Now on Sale

Semi-annual AAHomecare event, slated for Medtrade Spring, benefits industry advocacy efforts.



CMS Releases More Details on CURES Act Implementation

CMS provides update on additional six-month delay of bid expansion pricing, other elements of newly approved law.

ResMed: ‘1 Billion Sleeps Monitored’

Sleep manufacturer celebrates milestone of monitoring its billionth patient sleep session; underscores important of connected care.

AAHomecare Convenes Hi Tech Work Group

Group will examine how new technologies for creating new care and reimbursement models.

Rep. Grothman Visits Graham-Field

Wisconsin Republican visits HME manufacturer’s Badger State manufacturing facility for tour and Q&A session.

Pres. Obama Signs CURES Act

Legislation that incorporates rural bidding relief and CRT provisions becomes law; AAHomecare highlights need for permanent bidding fix.

e-Source Takes a Break for the Holidays

HME-Business's electronic newsletter service will go on holiday hiatus for Dec. 23 and 30, will resume on Jan. 6, 2017.

bflow Integrates A/R Allegiance

Users of HME billing and management system will now have access to automated payment collections.

Quantum Hits Social Media Milestone

CRT manufacturer breaks the 15,000-follower mark on Facebook.

U.S. Health Spending Up 5.8%

Per-capita healthcare expenditures grow 5%, according to CMS’s 2015 national health expenditures study. The pace of spending growth was generally down from pervious years.

Senate Passes CURES Act

Pres. Obama is expected to approve legislation, which provides rural bid relief; AAHomecare head Ryan addresses debate over a key pay-for provision.

House Passes Cures Bill

The 21st Century Cures Act provides six months of retroactive relief for rural providers suffering from national bid expansion.

NCAMES Morphs Into ACMESA

North Carolina HME association grows to also represent Virginia; becomes Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association.

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