Merida Taps Brightree

Texas care provider will unify its HME operations and its home health, hospice services under software.

Some States See Post-Pay Audits on Parenteral Nutrition, Ventilators

With high denial rates in Jurisdiction A, it is likely the audits will expand.

AAHomecare, NCART, US Rehab: Keep Pushing to Protect CRT

Various organizations call on stakeholders to sign petition to president, urge their lawmakers to support H.R. 3229.

CMS: ICD-10 Has Arrived

From this day forward, new Medicare claims must adhere to the new system; results of switch won’t likely be known until a full billing cycle.

Chronic Conditions Increase Seniors’ Fall Risk

Study shows a variety chronic disease states — even those not associated with mobility, or frailty — can lead to falls.

Lawmakers Prep Bid Expansion Legislation

Rep. Price, Sen. Thune are working on legislation that would rein in CMS’s plans to expand competitive bidding to non-bid areas on Jan. 1, 2016.

AAHomecare Responds to Surgical Dressing LCD

Association labels draft LCD as flawed because it displaces clinician’s judgment, ability to match dressing to patient needs, cuts funding for certain dressings, creates confusing standards for others.

NCART Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' for CRT

Association outlines specific action stakeholders can take to lobby on behalf of rehab benefits.

EZ-ACCESS Adds External Power Vehicle Lifts

Access manufacturer beefs out product lineup with power wheelchair, scooter lifts.

Medtrade Early Registration Ends Sept 18

Providers urged to take advantage of up to $275 in savings on the industry conference and exposition.

HMEB Hosting FREE ‘Next-Level Retail’ Webinar

VGM retail expert Jim Greatorex will show how providers can leverage the web for increased cash revenue in McKesson-sponsored event.

Brightree Summit Helps Kick-off Medtrade

Hands-on training, educational, and networking conference for HME providers runs Oct. 26 and will be co-located at Georgia World Congress Center.

ResMed Scores Recent Patient Data Wins

Sleep equipment maker connects its U-Sleep management tool with LabRetreiver's sleep lab EMR; DME Data Solutions and Computers Unlimited sign onto ResMed Data Exchange.

AHIA Gears up to Drop Home Mods App at Medtrade

Home access group’s Live At Home Pro for iPad will help home modification experts plan access upgrades in their clients’ homes.

Draft LCD to Reduce Prosthetic Coverage Sparks Provider, Patient Outcry — and Action

Proposal to drastically cut funding for lower-limb prosthetics generates massive online, written and in-person response from patients, healthcare professionals and associations.

Researchers: Proposed Amputee Cutbacks Not Based on Science

Nine authors of papers cited by Medicare to support prosthetic reimbursement cuts send letters to HHS saying their work can’t be used to justify proposed LCDs.

Average Audit Appeal Processing Time Surges to 714 Days

AAHomcare analysis shows a whopping 2122% increase in DMEPOS-related audit appeals over past 8 years.

Drive, DeVilbiss Continue Integration

Once completed the two companies will join under a single brand in the Americas.

MedFORCE Technologies, Universal Software Solutions Team up

Software integration aims to streamline workflows, eliminate duplicate data entry, and ensure instant access to vital information at all times.

Survey Urges Oxygen Professionals to Sound Off

HMEB, RM hosting seventh annual oxygen market survey covering topics such as clinical treatment, increasing COPD diagnosis, audits, competitive bidding.


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