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ACMESA Pushes to Protect HME Access in Virginia

Advocates lobby for legislative amendments that would require state to ensure MCOs pay providers full published rates.

New Opportunities for Respiratory Providers

Previously found in hospital settings, nasal high-flow therapy has now come to the home setting, where it is treating a wide variety of patient groups and opening up new care and business opportunities for respiratory providers.

Quality Biomedical Opens Sixth Service Center

The equipment maintenance outsourcing company said the move is part of its goal to be the first company of its kind to have a national footprint.

Providers Urged to Continue Advocacy Push

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

Georgia Awards GF Health Products for Expansion

Along with 35 other top exporters in Georgia, the HME product manufacturer received a 2019 GLOBE Award for its expansion into international markets.

NCART Surveying CRT Providers on Medicaid Trends

The data collected will help CRT and HME organizations identify where to focus their advocacy efforts surrounding Medicaid programs.

AAHomecare: Time to Turn up the Heat

Association underscores need for stakeholder support regarding legislative items such as protecting non-invasive ventilators and non-bid area relief.

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More SWO Policy Changes Released

List of items no longer needing WOPD released. CMS likely to publish a new WOPD list in the Federal Register in the next month or two.

Wound Care Advantage Upgrades Physician Referral Platform

The launch of FlightPlan 2.0 includes new mobile capabilities, improved note-taking functions and tools to help users plan their routes.

CMS Shares Implementation Details on New CRT Accessories Policies

Among various, still-coming details, agency says claims processing system won’t be updated to properly process changes until at least July 1.



Beating the High Cost of HME HR

Human resources rank as a heavy hitter to HME providers’ bottom line, but a California company is offering a unique, cost-saving solution.

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COPD Cases in U.S., Europe will Increase by Millions Over Next Decade

By 2028, the number of U.S. COPD patients will grow by 4.5 million, according to a new study.

CMS Rolls Out New DME Order Requirements

Providers and suppliers will only need to fill out one type of order for services rendered on or after Jan. 1.

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Triple W Showcases DFree Bowel Sensor Prototype at CES

Adding to its products addressing incontinence, the company says it plans to introduce the bowel sensor to senior care communities in 2020.

HME High Rollers: Medtrade Spring Returns to Vegas

Show Director Mark Lind sits down with HME Business Podcast to chat about some of the highlights at the March 3-5 event.

Senate Passes Manual CRT Protections

Upper chamber approves spending bill containing provisions that protect Manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories from competitive bidding. Bill goes to President to be signed into law.

Medicare's 2020 Fee Schedule Sees Gains

Reimbursement for various DMEPOS items and several categories will see a 1.6 percent to 2.4 percent gain.

House Upvotes Spending Bill Containing CRT Language

House up-votes spending package, which protects manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories. Now the appropriations bill, which must pass by Dec. 20, moves to the Senate. Providers still need to help the effort.

CMS Requests Comments from Public for Bidding Survey

The agency is requesting comments on how it should conduct a survey of DMEPOS stakeholders about its competitive bidding program. Deadline is Dec. 20, but AAHomecare has offered resources to help stakeholders act fast.

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Glooko Receives 13485:2016 Certification For California and Sweden Sites

The remote monitoring platform for diabetes patients passed audits of its corporate quality management system this year.

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Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?

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HME Retail Pro-Tips — from a Retail Pro

In the latest HME Business Podcast episode, Retail-only mobility and HME provider Wayne Slavitt of Mobül: The Mobility Store shares some strategic insights into how providers can become cash sales success stories.

Early Rates for Medtrade Spring Expire Dec. 7

Providers urged to take advantage of deals on attending the March 3-5 conference and exposition at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

CBIC Releases Round 2021 Preliminary Bid Evaluations

If a provider receives a PBE letter that identifies any deficiencies, it must respond to the PBE in Connexion by Dec. 17.

Providers Urged to Advocate for HME Bills

A pending government funding bill offers opportunity to include language from four pieces of industry legislation. AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan says a provider push for co-sponsors before Dec. 20 is “critical.”

Podcast: HME's Emerging COVID-19 Protocols

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