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Senate Passes PADME

Lawmakers vote to approve legislation that will protect rural HME providers and their patients from bid expansion cuts.

3B Medical, Somnoware Launch Software Integration Project

When complete, the effort will let Somnoware pull data from 3B Medical's iCodeConnect cloud-based patient management platform.

Universal Software Solutions, Vantiv Upgrade Their Partnership

Companies working to integrated EMV payment processing, as well as PCI 3.0 compliance to give providers faster, secure payment processin.

Brightree Gets New CEO

Longtime CEO Dave Cormack transitions to an advisory role, while Matt Mellott takes top spot at HME software company; Bobby Ghoshal will serve as Brightree’s new chief operating officer.

Afflovest Receives Various Approvals

International Biophysics’ HFCWO device receives CE Mark, Canadian approval and Australian TGA approval.

Global Market for Enteral Nutrition Devices to Pass $1.5 Billion by 2022

New study says a global aging population and rising incidence of cancer, stroke and premature birth will drive increased market demand.

GAO Study Foreshadows July 1 Cuts’ Impact on CRT

New report shows that the vast majority of wheelchair accessory spending goes to needed supplies for complex rehab patients; industry working to protect funding for those items from bid expansion.

H.R. 5210 Skirting 100 Backers

The House PADME legislation now claims 97 co-sponsors; industry’s 30-day lobbying push continues.



CMS: Bidding Not Hurting Access to HME

Agency says data shows no outcomes changes due to bid expansion; AAHomecare’s Ryan calls report ‘mistaken extrapolation of data,’ urges providers to continue PADME push.

Video: Wheel:Life, Sports 'N Spokes Announce Photo Contest

Sixth annual Get Out, Enjoy Life Accessible Travel Event + Photo Contest offers prizes for best photo submissions showing active mobility users.

Legislative Conference Generated 225 Congressional Meetings

Providers, advocates attending last week’s Washington Legislative Conference urged lawmakers to support rural bid reform.

AAHomecare Calls for Final, 30-Day Advocacy Push

As July 1 cuts loom large, industry association urges providers to help lobby on behalf of S.2736 and H.R. 5210; three recent developments could bolster those efforts.

Report: Many Round Two Contract Suppliers Weren’t Licensed

New HHS OIG study affirms that multiple Round Two contract holders didn't have required state-level licenses, which could help industry's push to delay July 1 cuts.

High Stakes for HME on Capitol Hill

Optimism and realism color rural provider advocates’ opinions during last week’s Washington Legislative Conference visits.

ResMed Astral Ventilators Join AirView Network

Cloud connectivity lets physicians and HME providers remotely monitor home life support patients.

AAHomecare: Coming Weeks Critical for Rural Relief

Association calls on providers to drive advocacy for House and Senate bid expansion reform bills.

Scooter Store Execs Sidestep Criminal Charges

Justice Department says it will not file charges against leaders of now-defunct mobility scooter provider.

National CRT Conference Slated for July

First-ever joint RESNA/NCART/NRRTS Assistive Technology Conference will be held July 12-14 in Arlington, Va.

VGM, Providers to Testify at Regulatory Fairness Hearings

Next step in grassroots push to speak before SBA will occur on May 16 at University of South Maine.

DME MACs Revise Ventilator Coding, Coverage Requirements

HME industry advocacy efforts help see removal of the imminent death criteria from the Frequent and Substantial Servicing category.

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