News


Gillispie Receives Top HME Advocacy Honor

Named earlier in September, Best Home Medical’s Regina Gillespie is honored with the Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Medtrade conference and expo.

VGM Now Accepting Proposals for Heartland Conference

Proposals from prospective speakers for the member service organization’s annual event are due Nov. 30.

ESRD/Competitive Bidding Rule Could Hit Mid November

Medtrade Washington Update: Rule currently at OMB; AAHomecare’s Ryan says bidding gap opens window of opportunity to drive more bid reforms.

Mellott: Four Factors Will Help Shape HME

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses pivotal business, care and technology trends that will influence how HME providers run their businesses.

VGM Names Blackburn 2018 HME Woman of the Year Award

Georgie Blackburn of BLACKBURN’s becomes the third winner of VGM’s annual award recognizing women in the industry for their leadership and advocacy.

CMS Also Eases DME Rules for Beneficiaries in Georgia

CMS says it will relax requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to Hurricane Michael.

The Compliance Team Names First Recipient of New Accreditation

Breath of Life earns the distinction of being the first recipient of TCT’s new respiratory-specific accreditation designation.

Congressional Sign-on Letters Attract Solid Support

The tally of lawmakers calling for broader bid reforms includes 138 Representatives and 32 Senators.



Industry Prepares for Medtrade

Just around the corner, the annual Oct. 15-17 conference and expo will offer an events and conference sessions aiming to help providers grow.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit By Hurricane Michael

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

HMEB's 'Live From Medtrade' Now Online

The special web page provides a single stop for all Medtrade 2018 social media traffic to inform attendees and providers who can't make the show.

Sleep Providers Told to Hunt Down, Refund Overpayments

June's HHS OIG report on PAP resupply overpayments has resulted in Medicare contractors asking some sleep providers to review claims going back over six years.

Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.

HME Business Unveils 2018 New Product Award Winners

Twelve products recognized across categories ranging from business services to DME products in the fifth year of the provider-judged competition.

Senate Sign-on Letter Launched; House Letter Deadline Extended

House letter up to more than 75 signers, with the deadline extended to Oct. 5; Senate letter calls for more relief for rural and non-bid providers.

VGM Announces Finalists for the 2018 Woman of the Year

Four women named as key eaders in the HME community; the winner will be announced at Medtrade in Atlanta.

Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Back Congressional Letter

Providers have until end of day Friday to get members of the House to sign letter calling for CMS to add more reforms to its proposed rule.

New Edition of HME Sales Book Offers New Insights

‘25 Sales Tips You Can Learn From Your Mother’ now includes new lessons and features from sales coach Ty Bello.

Download: Whitepaper Examines Sole Source Contracts

AAHomecare whitepaper assesses the impact of Medicaid MCO plans and other payers’ use of sole source contracts.

House Sign-on Letter Asks for More Relief in CMS’s Proposed Rule

Providers called on to lobby lawmakers to sign a letter asking CMS to expand relief for HME providers in its proposed ESRD/DMEPOS rule.

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