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QS/1 Partnering With Digital Pharmacist

Two companies will offer secure ways to help providers communicate via mobile devices and the web to fill and monitor prescriptions.

AAHomecare Expands Payer Relations Team

Building on its wins in turning back Medicaid programs and other payer relations achievements, association taps David Chandler to help develop Medicare Advantage strategies.

Medtrade Spring Early Rates Ending

Special discount rates for April 16 to 18 industry event end this Saturday, Feb. 23.

OxyGo Launches Bluetooth-Enabled POC

Device connects to patient app and provider desktop to facilitate a variety of remote monitoring functions.

Second Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the newly launched industry news service interviews national association leaders about the legislative and regulatory agenda for HME and CRT over the coming months.

Kentucky Providers Urged to Support State DME Bill

KMESA is calling on HME businesses and stakeholders to lobby state lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would streamline DME requirements.

Rehab Medication Acquires OMS Rehab

The acquisition expands Rehab’s product line as well as the range of services it offers.

Numotion Foundation Launches New Website

The foundation’s grant and sponsorship application for charitable groups is available on the new site.

Oklahoma Providers Push for Sales Tax Exemption

OMEPA members, other HME businesses, and VGM visit state capitol to educate lawmakers on legislation that would make DME purchases exempt from state sales tax.

AAHomecare Emphasizes State-level Advocacy

After working with state associations to stop or limit CURES cuts to Medicaid in 29 states, association says state-level advocacy will continue to rank as a top priority.



NCART Outlines 2019 Agenda

After narrow missing passage in last Congress, protecting accessories for manual CRT chairs tops the list.

First Episode of HMEB Podcast Now Available

Pilot episode marks first installment of HMEB’s new podcast service for the industry; features info on a reader survey and expert HME sales strategy insights.

New App Displays What Items Medicare Covers

What’s Covered app lets beneficiaries can get up-to-date coverage information on items.

NCART Slates National CRT Conference

The 2019 National CRT Leadership & Advocacy Conference will be held May 1-2 in Arlington, Va.

HME Business Launches Podcast

New service debuts Jan. 30; will serve up HME information and insights, and act as yet another industry forum to help HME providers thrive.

AAHomecare Re-engages with Lawmakers in New Congress

As the new Congress sets its committees of jurisdiction, HME association sets stage for advancing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

AAHomecare Slates 2019 Washington Legislative Conference

Annual DC legislative and lobbying event will be held May 22-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Crystal City.

Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility To Offer CEU Courses At Medtrade Spring

The power mobility device manufacturers will offer two free continuing education classes at the April 16-18 conference.

DreamWear Passes 10 Million Mark

Sleep therapy equipment maker Philips says it has sold 10 million of the CPAP masks and cushions worldwide.

TCT Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Accreditation organization marks 25 years of transforming healthcare accreditation services.

NGK Acquires CAIRE

Spark plug company purchases oxygen equipment maker to help establish a foothold in healthcare.

VGM Releases 2019 Rate Guide

Member service organization summarizes the various changes in DMEPOS reimbursement that will and won’t impact providers this year.

Medtrade Staff Sees Expanded Roles

Three team members working for annual HME industry conference and expo receive promotions.

Taking Stock: 2018 Medicaid Advocacy Effort Pays Off

AAHomecare says a year-long effort to work with state Medicaid programs helped stop or curtail CURES cuts in 29 states.

Manual CRT Protections Stall Out in Senate

Despite last-minute legislative wrangling, a Medicaid bill that included provisions to protect reimbursement for manual CRT chair accessories lapses with the close of the 115th Congress.

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