Researchers: Proposed Amputee Cutbacks Not Based on Science

Nine authors of papers cited by Medicare to support prosthetic reimbursement cuts send letters to HHS saying their work can’t be used to justify proposed LCDs.

Average Audit Appeal Processing Time Surges to 714 Days

AAHomcare analysis shows a whopping 2122% increase in DMEPOS-related audit appeals over past 8 years.

Drive, DeVilbiss Continue Integration

Once completed the two companies will join under a single brand in the Americas.

MedFORCE Technologies, Universal Software Solutions Team up

Software integration aims to streamline workflows, eliminate duplicate data entry, and ensure instant access to vital information at all times.

Survey Urges Oxygen Professionals to Sound Off

HMEB, RM hosting seventh annual oxygen market survey covering topics such as clinical treatment, increasing COPD diagnosis, audits, competitive bidding.

Brightree, VGM Fulfillment Offer No-Fee Integrated Interface

Brightree customers can use with direct-to-patient CPAP supply shipping service to reduce costs and achieve faster reimbursements.

Drive Medical to Acquire HurryCane

DME maker will offer the break-out brand of all-terrain canes to its provider and retailer network.

Rep. Price: Bidding Must Be Fixed by Year’s End

Lawmaker and HME industry champion tells GAMES members that all providers must fight unsustainable program.

CMS Releases 2017 Round One Re-Compete Timetable

Notably, the length of contracts for 2017 edition of Round One is two years, rather than three.

BOC Experts Collaborate to Update Tests

Subject matter specialists work to renew all of accrediting organization’s certification exams.

Providers Back CRT Protection

AAHomecare members urge lawmakers to add their names Senate sign-on letter asking CMS to rescind bidding-derived cuts to rehab chair accessories.

Sunrise Medical Adds Handicare’s Mobility Division

Acquisition of Netherlands-based mobility business will broaden Sunrise’s offerings, give company a global market reach.

Global Orthopedics, Orthotics Market to hit $3.5 billion by 2021

Market will grow from $2.56 billion in 2014; U.S. one of 10 key markets that will drive growth.

Bill Launched to Protect Complex Rehab Accessories

Rep. Zeldin (R-N.Y.) intro’s H.R.3229 to prevent competitive bidding-derived pricing from being applied to CRT accessories.

Healthcare Spending to Grow 5.8% During 2014-2024

Latest CMS report shows per capita health spending increases at historically low rate.

Convaid to Donate Trekker to 8-Year-Old Boy

Donation made as part of Convaid joint effort with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at annual golf tournament.

Intervention Program Reduced COPD Readmissions by 97%

Study funded by Philips shows readmissions for COPD patients dwindled when non-invasive ventilation is part of a patient management program.

Medicare, Medicaid Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Fiftieth anniversary events include June 29 panel discussion with HHS Secretary and other speakers, as well as various local and national events.

Diabetes Patients in Round One Saw Decreased Access to Supplies

Study: reports patients in Round One of bidding saw disrupted access to supplies; coincided with increased number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Holister Focuses on VaPro Line

Company cites positive customer feedback as reason for focusing catheters; also issues HCPCS clarification.


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