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CMS Releases More Details on Round 2021 Bids

Analysis from AAHomecare shows a large portion of the bids were for the 13 removed categories and came from first-time bidders.

AAHomecare Prioritizes Extending Rural and Non-CBA Relief

The CARES Act’s reimbursement provisions helped rural suppliers and those in other non-bid areas, but they expired when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

FAHCS, ACMESA Open Registration for Summer Meetings

The Florida event will run Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, and the North Carolina event will be held Aug. 18-19 in Wrightsville Beach.

VGM Govt. Relations: Engage Lawmakers at Townhalls

Members of the House will be in districts until June 14, giving HME stakeholders an opportunity to advocate during Representatives’ constituent meetings.

NCART Pushes to Extend Telehealth for CRT

Association calls on CRT stakeholders to advocate on behalf of a bill that would expand telehealth access, as well as to complete a survey on examples of telehealth in CRT.

Team@Work Sales BootCamp Debuting at Medtrade West

The full-day event will run July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center and will provide sales insights, tactics, leadership training and more.

CAMPS Slates Fall Conference

The annual meeting for the California HME association will take place on Sept. 8 in Long Beach, Calif. 

PAMES Meets with Staff of House HME Champion

Representatives of the Oregon and Washington association, along with VGM Government Relations, met with staff for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Ore.).

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Doubled in Past Decade

A new study shows Medicare Advantage now accounts for 42 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, with 26 million individuals enrolled in the program.

Louisiana House Passes Ventilator Protections

Legislation preventing insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators moves to Senate.



Rehab Medical Expands Into Tennessee

CRT company announces it is moving into the Nashville market to serve mobility users as part of a broader expansion strategy.

Medline to Purchase Hudson RCI Respiratory Products

Acquisition of a significant portion of the Hudson RCI line of respiratory products from Teleflex will not only broaden Medline’s product portfolio but expand its manufacturing capabilities.

OxyGo acquires LIFE Corporation

The purchase of the company, which specializes in emergency oxygen, marks a ‘logical next step’ in expanding OxyGo’s expertise

AAHomecare Ranks Medicare Reimbursement Priorities

Association outlines how HME industry can capitalize on an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to obtain meaningful reimbursement adjustments.

Prochant Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

The certification means that the company’s RCM system for HME providers and pharmacies meets a broad range of government regulations and industry standards for information security. 

Amigo Mobility Earns Best Small Business Award

An organization that helps small businesses in the Wolverine State grow will honor the company for its ability to adapt to a changing environment while continuing to innovate.

AAHomecare Considering Breast Pump Policy Coalition

Association is hosting exploratory call on May 27 to examine breast pump policies, legislation and regulations. Any interested HME stakeholders are invited to attend.

VGM Heartland Registration Now Open

Special Early Bird pricing is available until July 15 for the 20th anniversary edition of the event, which will be held in person September 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Motion Acquires A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited

The addition of the British Columbia provider’s business brings Motion’s nationwide footprint to 42 locations in Canada.

National Ramp Sponsors United Spinal Association

Access ramp company’s premier sponsorship includes support for associations June Roll on Capitol Hill advocacy event.

Brightree Patient Collections named Best New Healthcare Payment Tech

The fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program recognized the system, which is designed to address common challenges in HME patient collections.

News Feature

Industry Continues to Face Supply-Side Frustrations

Narrowed supply chains are still bottlenecking product availability for providers as well as pushing prices higher. How is the industry responding?

Zyter Launches ZyterHome Assist RPM Solution

System helps providers and physicians connect with various devices to monitor and manage at-home patient health conditions.

Registration Open for International Seating Symposium

The 37th annual ISS will run Oct. 28-30 at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center, with pre-conference workshops slated for Oct. 26-27.

Medtrade West Registration Discounts Still Available

While the SmartSaver rates are no longer available, substantially discounted Early Rates for expo passes and conference passes are still available until May 15.

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