AAHomecare: ‘Legislative Priorities Remain in Focus’

Association puts rural provider protection at top of HME agenda as industry enters 2016.

ETAC Acquires Convaid

Swedish mobility firm purchases U.S. maker of lightweight wheelchairs.

CMS Releases Prior Authorization Rule

Final rule would establish a prior auth. for certain DME items CMS considers frequently subject to unnecessary utilization.

Portable Medical Equipment Market to Hit $65.7 Billion in 2020

U.S. market leads the trend, with growth projected to hit $25.4 billion by 2020, according to study.

Senate Passes CRT Wheelchair Accessories Delay

Bill includes a one-year delay for applying bid prices per nationwide bid expansion to power CRT accessories.

New CRT Protection Legislation Debuts in Senate

Providers urged to support 24-hour push to back new bill that would delay application of bid pricing to CRT accessories.

Medtrade Early Registration Ends Dec. 18

Providers have until midnight Friday to take advantage of expo and conference discounts.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: Down But Not Out

Industry association leader explains next steps in reining in bid expansion.

Audit Key Goes Live in 2016

Providers encouraged to register for program that will help accumulate data that industry will use to reform CMS’s audit program.

Bid Expansion Reform Not Part of Spending Bill

Legislative language that would have protected rural providers from bid expansion was not put into year-end omnibus spending bill; effort to back bid reform and CRT protection bills in House and Senate continues.

Study: Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Will Lose HME Access

Report examines prospects for rural patients in the wake of national bidding expansion.

Video: MiraVista Hosts Free Fee Schedule Webinar

Available at three different times and as an archive, webcast provides strategic information on CMS's 2016 fee schedule reductions.

Population of Remotely Monitored Patients Hit 4.9 million in 2015

Number of remotely monitored patients expected to reach 36.1 million by 2020, with sleep being a key market drive, according to new study.

CMS Releases Corrected Fee Schedule

Schedule outlines the DME reimbursement that will apply after the Jan. 1 bid expansion.

Bill to Reform Bid Expansion Hits House

Providers urged to lobby on behalf of H.R. 4185 and S.2312 now, in hopes legislation can get attached to debt ceiling legislation before Dec. 11 vote.

Providers Urged to Attend Free Legislative Webinar Friday

AAHomecare webinar outlines CMS’s bid expansion and how HME professionals can help reform that plan.

Industry Keeps up Fight Against Bid Expansion

As Jan. 1 expansion date approaches, providers and associations advance legislation to reform CMS’s plan.

Healthcare Spending Grew 5.3% in 2014

Consumer out-of-pocket health spending ticked up 1.3% for the year, according to annual national health expenditure report.

CMS Adjusting 2016 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

CMS identified errors in amounts for some items and will release revised fee schedule within the next week.

EZ-ACCESS Unveils Power Door Opener

CONCIERGE opener aims to increase residential accessibility by easing the opening and closing of doors.

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