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AAHomecare Calls on Providers to Help Sept. Legislative Push

With a small legislative window opening next month, Association urges HME professionals to contact their lawmakers to make strong case for rural/non-bid relief.

Contour Products to Unveil Five New Items at MedTrade

The new products being showcased at the Nov. 1-3 event include four new pillows and an inflatable bed wedge.

CommonWell to Give Patients Access to Their Health Data

Surveys show patients want access to their data, which can help facilitate care and communication between referral partners.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Harmar Kick-off Partnership by Donating Lift

Wheelchair lift will go to boy with muscular dystrophy, with 101 Mobility Sarasota doing the installation at special Sept. 1 presentation.

ResMed, Fisher & Paykel File Suits Against Each Other

Sleep rivals claim each other violated patents; ResMed suit impacts three FP masks, FP suit impacts four ResMed devices.

Ann Barrett Steps Down from WAMES Leadership Role

Rose Schafhauser will replace longtime executive director of Wisconsin association.

Drive DeVilbiss Poised for Acquisition

After longer partnership with Ferrer Freeman & Co., Drive DeVillbiss says its time to partner with a larger private equity firm.

Cape Medical Supply Makes Inc. 5000 — Again

For the seventh time Cape Cod-based regional provider recognized for revenue, market growth.



Compass Health Brands Acquires Meridian Medical

The buy broadens company’s lineup of pressure prevention and therapeutic support surface offerings.

Mediware’s Inaugural User Conference Approaching

For the first time, users of the HME software company’s systems will meet, learn more in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 14 to 16.

Medtrade Early Registration Offers Solid Savings

Event also reminds speakers that Medtrade Spring 2017 presentations are due Aug. 19.

CMS Relaxes Requirements on Sleep Accessories

Proof of medical necessity no longer required on all instances of replacement of CPAP or RAD accessories.

More Providers Voice Rural Bid Frustrations

Additional HME businesses share impact of cuts with AAHomecare as advocates work to reverse bid expansion to rural, non-bid areas.

AAHomecare Continues Call for Provider Data

Providers urged to participate in the DME Cost Study and 2Q Audit Key survey to bolster industry’s case for bidding, audit reforms.

VIDEO: Providers Describe Impact of Cuts

As the July 1 cuts take hold, HME providers convey the impact that cuts are having on their patients and their ability to stay in business.

VGM’s New Woman of the Year Award Picks up Momentum

Created to recognize women’s contributions to the HME marketplace, deadline for entries is Sept. 15.

Providers Urged to Take Cost Study Survey

Effort will not only help better benchmark the industry, but provide much-needed data on true impact of competitive bidding.

CRT Industry Mourns Simon Margolis

Complex rehab practitioner and advocate helped advance the cause of protecting patient access to high-quality CRT.

Senate Champions Confirm Continued Rural Relief Support

Industry’s allies in the upper chamber say they will help push rural relief when Congress returns to the Hill in Sept.

Heartbreak for Rural Relief

While Senate hotline looked to put legislation on a fast track to approval, a last-minute hold stalls out rural providers’ reprieve from full bid expansion cuts. Industry considers next steps.

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