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Team Gleason Partners Up with Quantum Rehab

The non-profit and CRT company work together to help people with ALS.

VirtuOx Acquires Instant Diagnostic Systems

Healthcare IT company picks up diagnostic facility with home testing capabilities.

Supreme Medical Partners up with Green Roads

HME distributor will now sell CDB products, which company says could help providers drive additional cash revenue.

MAMES Offers Early Registration Discounts For 2018 Conference

Increased conference sponsorship provides savings on attendee registration for Oct. 3-5 event.

VGM Launches Map Tool for Finding Reimbursement Lines

Following CMS's proposed plan for addressing lapses in bid contracts, the online map helps suppliers easily determine where competitive bidding areas begin and end.

Study Shows Cost of Deliveries to Providers

As industry engages lawmakers during August recess, new data helps them show the true costs of providing HME.

Former HHS Secretary Heckler Passes Away

Current HHS head Azar recognized Margaret Heckler for her work in identifying the disparities in American healthcare.

Study: Not Investing in HME Costs CMS ‘Significantly’ More

Leitten Medicare Cost Shift study details how repeated cuts to DMEPOS reimbursement are sending patients back to the hospital and costing Medicare Part A as a result.

Forbes Covers CMS’s Bid Reforms

Economic researcher Wayne Winegarden notes bidding’s savings haven’t been sustainable and poor methodologies have caused access problems.

Industry Dives into August Advocacy Push

Congressional recess gives HME stakeholders a prime opportunity to discuss changes to CMS’s proposed ESRD rule, as well as broader bidding reforms.



Sunrise Acquires Magic Mobility

Buy will add Australian company’s all-terrain custom wheelchairs to Sunrise’s line of power chairs, manual wheelchairs, and scooters.

HMEB Kicks Off 2018 Product Awards

We are now accepting entries for our annual New Product of the Year competition; new category added.

OxyGo Moves HQ to Orlando

Oxygen equipment maker sales new Florida location will help it refine both its products and customer service.

Medtrade Serves up Several Retail Education

From special events to conference sessions, the event includes various opportunities to learn more about cash sales effectiveness.

VGM Weighs Pros and Cons of ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Highlights from VGM's analysis of the competitive bidding and oxygen elements of CMS's proposed rule leave questions regarding how much the changes will actually help HME providers.

Letter from W.Va. Lawmakers to CMS Details Access Problems

Providers work with Congressional Representatives from state to emphasize to Administrator Verma that patients are encountering access issues.

AAHomecare Crafting Reply to ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Association calling on providers to submit comments; says documenting negative impacts will help shape final rule.

PlayMaker Health Makes Strategic Post-Acute Acquisition

Buy of market intelligence company viaDirect should help PlayMaker refine its CRM and sales management solutions.

VGM Unveils HME Woman of Year Committee

Five industry representatives will sit on the committee for award; nominations accepted through August 13.

AAHomecare: ESRD Rule Needs Work

Association president outlines where CMS’s proposed changes to bidding help HME and where they fall short.

VGM Video Explains ESRD Rule

Organization’s Higley and Brecher untangles details of CMS’s proposed changes for competitive bidding.

NuMotion Launches New Foundation

The CRT company will donate a portion of the profits from each new wheelchair sold to benefit individuals with disabilities.

CMS Proposes Several Competitive Bidding Changes

The changes include a new ‘lead item’ rule, and a new method for setting single payment amounts, as well as rural relief and oxygen reimbursement changes.

ResMed Partners with Verily For Sleep Apnea Initiative

The two companies will combine technology resources to identify and reach untreated sleep apnea sufferers.

Child Benefits from One More Heartland Giveaway

After June donations of mobility equipment, EZ-ACCESS donates vertical platform lift to girl with SMA.

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