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Bidding Relief Bill Launched in Senate

Sens. Thune and Heitkamp introduce Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act to delay national bid expansion’s July 1 reimbursement cuts.

Scientific Journal Covers Study on Bidding’s Impact on Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care covers pivotal study showed that Round One saw disrupted access to supplies.

VIDEO: Invacare Debuts Virtual Reality Mobility Videos

Viewers can immerse themselves in 360-degree videos of handcycling athletes, or take power mobility tours of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Museum of Natural History.

Mediware Releases CPR+ Business Intelligence

Business analytics suite will help providers using CPR+ analyze trends, track performance, anticipate needs.

Coming Bidding Reform Legislation Includes Key Provision

Bill would prohibit CMS from using payment amounts from pervious bids as the ceiling for future bids.

CMS Unveils Latest Round Two SPAs, Contract Offers

AAHomecare currently analyzing reimbursement cuts, but initial industry reaction is that the latest re-compete hits providers hard.

Focus 2016 Conference Invites Speakers

Annual Essentially Women event calls for experts to participate in its annual event, slated for Sept. 25-26 event.

AAHomecare Commissions Study of Provider Costs

Association contracts with consulting firm to definitively study costs associated with providing HME and related services



3B Medical Enters Oxygen Space

Sleep equipment maker makes first foray into oxygen equipment market with launch of stationary concentrator.

Premier, Hollister Enter Group Purchasing Agreement

Healthcare member group’s members will get special pricing on Hollister’s line of urological supplies.

Legislation to Head Off July 1 Cuts Coming Into Shape

AAHomecare explains to Medtrade Spring attendees the strategy being developed to fight continued rollout of national bidding expansion.

FDA Clears Philips Respironics’ Care Orchestrator

Cloud-based, clinical management software application for patients with sleep and respiratory conditions gets 510(k) clearance.

EFA and Medtrade Spring to Co-Locate

Emerald will produce annual HME and aging in place events under the same roof starting in 2017.

CMS Slates Next Open Door Forum

March 9 home health, hospice and DME call will focus mainly on home health and hospice issues.

CommonWell Deploys Services to the Post-Acute Market

Health IT interoperability alliance will help HME providers, other post-acute players share critical patient information with partners.

Newspaper Covers ‘Disastrous’ Effects of Bid Expansion

The Southeast Missourian profiles the impact of CMS's bid expansion rollout on patients and providers.

ResMed to Buy Brightree for $800 Million

Deal will see ResMed expand its connected care capabilities; Brightree will continue operating as independent company with CEO Cormack at helm.

JUZO Debuts Canadian Presence

Compression maker opens office in Ontario to serve providers, patients in Canada.

Essentially Women Moves Annual Conference to Fall

Essentially Women’s annual Focus education conference and trade show will run Sept. 25-26 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

AAHomecare to Detail Legislative, Regulatory Priorities

National HME association will outline its key advocacy objectives for the year at Medtrade Spring’s Washington Update.

The Science and Art of Retail Planograms

Planograms can help HME retailers to improve their sales. Find out why planograms should be part of your retail strategy.

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