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Medicare, Medicaid Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Fiftieth anniversary events include June 29 panel discussion with HHS Secretary and other speakers, as well as various local and national events.

Diabetes Patients in Round One Saw Decreased Access to Supplies

Study: reports patients in Round One of bidding saw disrupted access to supplies; coincided with increased number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Holister Focuses on VaPro Line

Company cites positive customer feedback as reason for focusing catheters; also issues HCPCS clarification.

Mont. Providers Urged to Attend SBA Hearings

July 21, 23 forums will give local HME providers an opportunity to publicly voice their concerns regarding audits, competitive bidding expansion.

Rotech Acquires Fla. Provider’s Assets

Rotech Healthcare buys the assets of other respiratory equipment provider.

Lewarski to Join Drive Medical’s DeVilbiss Team

Industry respiratory veteran Joseph Lewaski will be DeVilbiss’s vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories.

Shelly Prial to Make 2015 Medtrade His Last

HME personality and die-hard ambassador of industry’s yearly expo and conference will draw his nearly unbroken attendance run to a close this year.

Mediware Releases Patient Pay Solution

Software company leverages partnerships with A/R Allegiance, Rock-Pond to provide integrated collection service for CPR+ users.



Universal Software Partners with Prometheus Group

HME software, billing services companies will work to streamline HME providers’ billing operations, maximize revenue.

ResMed Acquires CareTouch

CareTouch 360 patient-support and resupply platform joins ResMed's Air Solutions.

Drive Medical Purchases DeVilbiss Healthcare

Buy marks Drive’s largest acquisition to date, adds brand known in respiratory and sleep equipment segments.

AAHomecare, CMS Meet on CRT Rates

Association staff, members sit down with CMS Deputy Administrator to discuss expansion of single payment amounts to complex rehab accessories in January 2016.

Advanced Health Care Products Picks up PDG Mobility

Acquisition of wheelchair maker by Montreal distributor known for support surfaces will broaden company’s North American market reach and product range.

HMEB Hosts Free ICD-10 Preparedness Webinar

Slated for July 8, Brightree-sponsored event will outline steps providers need to take to ensure their businesses are ready for Medicare’s Oct. 1 switch to the new classification system.

Providers Urged to Lobby Against Bid Expansion

AAHomecare calls on providers to reach out to lawmakers starting next week during Congressional recess to nix 2016 expansion of competitive bidding rates to rural areas.

Quantum Implements Rapid Market Feedback

Cloud-based Quantum Rapid Response System lets field staff and any team member convey real-time patient, clinician feedback to corporate departments via a smartphone, tablet or computer.

CMS to Explain esMD on Free HMEB Webinar

June 29 event, sponsored by MEDFORCE, will help providers learn how to use CMS’s money-saving electronic claims program.

CMS Pays $1.3 Billion to Settle Hospital Claims

CMS settles with 1,900 on audited claims stuck in OMHA. AAHomecare asks, ‘Is there anything in sight for DMEPOS?’

NMEDA Celebrates Successful Mobility Awareness Month

Awareness event gives auto access dealers, providers opportunity to publicize solutions for mobility patients.

Medtrade Opens Early Registration Discounts

Attendees can save money on expo, conference via early registration rates for Oct. 26-29 event.

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