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COPD Takes Its Toll on Patients in Multiple Ways

Patients feel a variety of physical symptoms, including some “mysterious” problems, as well as emotional issues.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

VGM Members Packing for Waterloo

Next week’s Heartland Conference and Expo aims to offer a heavy schedule of education, along with some entertainment.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

SBA Members Also Prep Letter for Price, Verma

Similar to general House sign-on letter, the SBA version calls for various bidding reforms that would help small providers stay in business.

CareCentrix, Performant to Cut DME ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

Home healthcare management company identifies DME as “high risk areas.”

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.



Mediware Purchasing Kinnser Software

Deal should help software company become a sizable player in the alternate care market.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

Medtrade Expands Expo Hours, Ends Wednesday

Tuesday and Wednesday of the expo will stay open longer; show will culminate with a Wednesday reception.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

RAC Reviews Underpayments Made on Group 3 Wheelchair Options

Effort by van Halem Group will see RAC recover incorrect reductions owed to suppliers

Industry Preps for Washington Conference

Next week’s series of legislative meetings will kick off with a keynote from Senate Finance Committee Oversight Counsel Brandt.

Blackburn Re-Introduces Prior Authorization Legislation

Bill aims to cut audit burden by requiring prior authorization for higher priced DME items.

Georgia’s DME Licensure Bill Becomes Law

Years-long advocacy, legislative effort culminates with Gov. Nathan Deal signing SB41 into law.

Erroneous Round 2019 Email Causes Kerfuffle

CBIC distributed a faulty email regarding a Round 2019 registration deadline over the weekend, causing confusion among HMEs.

Cure Debuts New Catheter

Catheter is designed to help men seeking a simple solution to self catheterization.

BOC Expands Headquarters

The company says the upgrade in space will help it grow with its customers.

AAHomecare Digs Deeper Into CMS’s Rural Rate Plan

Association research further shows how CMS’s newly implemented rates will hurt providers in rural and non-bid areas.

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