House Speaker Meets with Wis. Providers

House Speaker Ryan discusses DME challenges with VGM staff, Mercy Health System, other state providers.

QS/1 Receives Payment Certification

PA-DSS v3.1 compliance will help protect providers' retail transactions.

Medtrade Spring Spotlights Power Lunches

Upcoming event is offering six special lunchtime sessions geared to let providers learn from experts over a meal.

Proposed Federal Budget Impacts HME

President’s 2017 request includes broadening of competitive bidding, repeal of oxygen rental cap, other provisions.

Medicare Releases Final Rule on Overpayments

Rule clarifies when providers must report and return self‑identified overpayments.

ResMed Completes Inova Labs Purchase

Acquisition expands company’s line to include devices for treating COPD.

CGS to Process Medicare Claims for Jurisdiction B

Transition slated for June 27 will see same contractor handling claims for Jurisdictions B and C.

Medtrade Spring Events Still Have Openings

Upcoming Feb. 29 to March 2 conference and expo still has availabilities for its four special networking meetings.

NCART Hosting Free Legislative Webinar

Feb. 9 online conference will outline 2016 advocacy, legislative plan to protect CRT access.

VGM Releases Free Business Management Book

Member service organization is offering 2016 HME Business Playbook at no charge to all providers.

CMS Won’t Implement CRT Accessories Price Fix Until July 1

Despite PAMPA’s passage on Jan. 1, CMS says it cannot implement correct fees until summer, at which point providers can submit adjustments.

Stakeholders Advocate Freezing Expansion at ‘Phase-in’ Rates

Plan outlined by various organizations would lobby for bid expansion's reimbursement stay at the current 50-50 rates slated to expire at July 1.

MED Group, ACPN Strike Deal

Agreement broadens MED Group members’ reach to ACPN’s network of patients.

Seventh Annual RT Survey Starts

HME Business’s annual survey of respiratory professions now live; providers urged to participate.

Sleep Providers Invited to Take Survey

HME Business soliciting responses for its Q1 2016 sleep survey.

VGM Insurance, AAHomecare Strike Pricing Deal

Insurance services provider and industry association partner to give AAHomcare members special rates on surety bonds and liability insurance.

VGM, Essentially Women Join Forces

Member service organization focused on women’s health will continue to act as a standlone company.

Medtrade Spring Details Feb. 29 Workshops

Annual industry event will kick off with in-depth presentations covering DME certification, billing and A/R, sales, and a compression fitter’s course.

HME Spending Drops to 1.25% of Medicare Outlays

AAHomecare: While Medicare spending has skyrocketed since 2000, HME spending growth has remained flat.

Harmar, 101 Mobility Give Boy a ‘Lift’

Lift maker and mobility provider team to donate a pool lift to 12-year-old Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient.

Grow Your Advanced Wound Care Business

Advanced wound care offers many opportunities to create new revenue streams and help a population that most DME providers already serve.

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