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Washington Legislative Conference Just Around the Corner

Next week’s event gives providers an opportunity to lobby lawmakers and their staffs on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives.

AAHomecare’s Steedley to Testify at Ways and Means Hearing

Chairman will wrap up his influential term leading the association's board by explaining to the Subcomittee on Health why the MPP is a better alternative to competitive bidding.

BritKare Home Medical Picks Up Pillar Equipment Services

Acquisition would help expand Northwest Texas provider’s efforts to serve patients, physicians in Panhandle.

VGM Heartland Conference Scores an Award

Member service organization’s 2014 expo and conference wins “Event of the Year;” 2015 event slated for June 15-18.

Mixon Poised to Receive Advocacy Award

Rep. Tiberi will present Invacare’s Mal Mixon with AAHomecare’s Legislative Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award at Washington Legislative Conference.

Pediatric Diabetic Spending Sees Jump

Healthcare spending for privately insured diabetic children experienced sharp gains between 2011 and 2013.

Sunrise Picks up UK’s RGK

Wheelchair, seating manufacturer acquires English maker of custom chairs.

U.S. Rehab, Pitt Enter Research Agreement

Deal gives U.S. Rehab providers access to University of Pittsburgh’s Functional Mobility Assessment survey data.



Senate Hearing Highlights Audit Debacle

Senate Finance Committee explores problem of audit backlog, reviews possible methods to reduce problem.

Medtrade Slated for Oct 26-29

Annual pre-show education, conference session and expo returns to Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center

Older White Women Receive Most Oxygen Therapy

New study shows substantial demographic swing among COPD patients; also indicates impact of 36-month rental cap.

CMS Outlines Next Round One Re-Compete

Agency shares important dates, CBAs and categories for the 2017 installment of Round One bid program.

Provider Donates $1000 to Accessible Playground

Reliable Medical Supply helps Madison Claire Foundation build 16,000-square-foot, inclusive playground.

FDA Clears New 3B Sleep Device

Agency gives 510(k) clearance to Luna PAP platform.

AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

PCORI Names Special Advisory Panel

Panel on communication and dissemination research will identify, prioritize topics for future research.

Florida Recognizes BOC for HME Accreditation

Agency for Health Care Administration selects accrediting organization to accredit HME suppliers in the sunshine state.

GAO Dismisses Protest over RAC Contract

CMS will likely move forward with assigning contract to Connolly LLC; reasons for dismissals are unclear.

NCAMES Advancing N.C.’s Bricks and Mortar Bill

H623 would require DME providers operating in North Carolina to maintain physical location in the state.

Senate Passes Binding Bids Legislation

Bundled into the “doc fix” bill, the pivotal competitive bidding reform heads to Pres. Obama to be signed into law.

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