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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.

Trump Names Rep. Price as HHS Secretary

President elect also taps healthcare policy consultant Verma as CMS administrator.

HHS OIG Unveils 2017 Work Plan

The plan includes 10 DMEPOS-related investigations, including reports on nebulizers, power wheelchairs, and PAP therapy devices.

Industry Dives Into Lame Duck Push

As the 114th Congress returns for its last session, the industry doubles-down on reforming bid expansion in hopes of rural relief.

Industry Calls for Lame Duck Action

AAHomecare urged providers to lobby their lawmakers to back rural relief. Concentrated effort will focus on next week.

Medtrade 2016 Energizes Industry

Legislative and advocacy events, official recognition of HME Woman of the Year and a visit from Rep. Price highlight annual event.

Will 2016 Election Reset the Board for HME?

Election of President elect Trump and a Republican-dominated Congress could see a industry-related policies repealed.



CMS Final Rule Covers Key Bidding Elements

New rule bases bid ceilings on 2015 unadjusted fee schedule; lowers surety bond to $50K per CBA bid.

HMEB Launches Live From Medtrade

New page provides a single stop for all Medtrade 2016 social media traffic to inform attendees and providers who can't make the show.

More Medicare Patients Paying Up Front

In a 'no-win scenario,' beneficiaries wind up paying out of pocket for needed HME while some providers file non-assigned claims.

VIDEO: NRRTS Hosts CRT ‘Online Town Hall’ on Oct. 27

Effort designed to help providers push for CRT legislation during 'lame duck' session of Congress; NCART will provide a legislative update. UPDATE: Video replay now available.

Drive to Unify Three of Its Rehab Companies Into One

Called Inspired by Drive, new rehab company will meld Columbia Medical, Specialized Orthotic Services and Wenzelite Rehab.

Philips Unveils Online Hub for COPD Care

COPD insider online community will feature insights on care from healthcare providers across the care continuum.

Study: Remote Monitoring Boosts Sleep Outcomes

ResMed releases results of the world’s largest study on sleep apnea and connected care; 128,000 subjects involved.

DMEPOS Access Down After Bidding

GAO report shows number of DMEPOS beneficiaries covered by bidding declined after Round Two implementation.

ResMed Launches National Survey on The Dr. Oz Show

Enrollees in survey will help anonymous research on American sleep habits; survey-takers also eligible to win S+ sleep monitors

Study: Competitive Bidding Unsustainable

AAHomecare-backed research shows Medicare reimbursement rates for HME cover only 88% of overall costs for businesses providing equipment and relates services.

ResMed Thanks Provider Partners

New campaign recognizes relationship vendor has with HMEs in helping improve patients’ healthcare and quality of life.

Melissa Cross to Receive First Ever Van Miller Homecare Champion Award

AAHomecare will honor O.E. Meyer vice president as first recipient of new award at Standup for Homecare, during Medtrade.

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