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Global COPD Cases Now Top More Than 480 Million

A New ResMed study outpaces previous estimates and says that the number should reach an estimated 592 million by 2050 if current risk factor trends continue.

VGM Opens DME Industry Disaster Cost Survey

VGM Government Relations is surveying providers on expenses incurred from natural disasters to show CMS true costs DME suppliers incur and make reimbursement recommendations.

Invacare Names Interim President and CEO

SVP and General Manager Geoffrey Purtill will lead the company as Matthew Monaghan has exited his roles as the DME maker’s chairman, president and CEO.

AAHomecare Accepting Homecare Champion Nominations

The association will accept nominations for the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion through Sept. 23, with winners to be honored at the Standup for Homecare reception during Medtrade East.

Seat Elevation Signature Push Continues

NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.

Philip Recalls Additional Machines

Not related to the PE-PUR foam recall that began in 2021, this week's recall impacts 386 BiPAP devices sold in the United States in 2020 and 2021.

Essentially Women Rolls Out Mother-Baby Program

The Lily mother-baby program offers various resources designed to help providers grow their businesses serving this fast-growing women’s care niche.

ACHC Introduces Product Certification for Vendors

Certification validates that vendors providing products and services to ACHC-accredited organizations meet the requirements of some or all relevant ACHC Standards.

Amoena Returns Post-Mastectomy Education to AOPA Event

Post-mastectomy prostheses maker will co-host the first educational track on post-mastectomy care in 10 years at the American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association’s Sept. 28-Oct.1 Assembly.

CMS Releases Post-PHE Roadmap

While it is likely that HHS will extend the PHE for another 90 days after it expires on Oct. 15, the agency has released guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE, including guidelines for DMEPOS suppliers.



ATLAS Unveils New Off-Line App

App lets HME and CRT clinicians and care professionals use ATLAS Enterprise Software when Internet access is unavailable or limited.

OPGA Unveils 2022 O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Adrienne Hill, CPO, Maggie Baumer, Manisha Bhasker and Nina Bondre are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

NHIA Hosting Home and Specialty Infusion Payor Summit

Aimed at representatives from payers, attendees of the inaugural event will learn from home and specialty infusion experts and executives about current and future opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Bellascura Unveils a Feature-Packed POC and New Health App

The New Next-Gen X-PLOR portable oxygen concentrator offers a variety of features and Bluetooth connectivity, while the app lets users monitor and manage their device and usage.

ACU-Serve Corp. Acquires ECS Billing & Consulting North

ECS founder Sarah Hanna will come on board as vice president of Consulting Services at ACU-Serve Corp. 

Ki Mobility Launches Complex Rotation, Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchair

The fully featured tilt-in-space chair maintains design elements of the company’s Focus CR, such as sealed inset roller bearings and patented Dual Path tilt technology.

ADMEA Slates Fall Meeting

The annual event will be held on Oct. 12 in Hoover, Ala., with registration opening on or near Aug. 29.

Early Bird Rate for MAMES Conference Expiring Soon

The Oct 5-7 event in Welch, Minn. features three days of educational sessions, a vendor exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities.

AAHomecare Preps for Washington Legislative Conference

Registration is currently underway, and the association is urging providers to register right away so that they can prepare for training and the actual meetings with lawmakers and staff.

CMS Opens NCD Reconsideration for Seat Elevation Systems

A public comment period is open until Sept. 14, and HME advocates are urging all members of the industry, and particularly CRT stakeholders, to submit. Notably, the reconsideration does not include power standing systems.

Sunrise Medical Launches RGK in North America

RGK offers made-to-measure manual wheelchairs based on dozens of measurements taken down to the millimeter, as well as a team approach to seating.

AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Bidding, Reimbursement

Discussion between senior association staff and leaders at the agency indicates that CMS doesn’t look likely to start a new round of competitive bidding this year.

22 Lawmakers Back Oxygen Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter asks CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

Breas Unveils Xpac Extended-life Batteries for Vivo Ventilators

The Xpac prolongs the battery life of the Breas Vivo 50 and Vivo 65 by 12 hours and the Vivo 45 LS by 18 hours.

Stolz Becomes President of VGM & Associates

Stolz will also continue his role as president of VGM Fulfillment and as a member of the VGM Senior Leadership team.

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