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Medtrade Spring Enjoys an Upswing

Annual industry conference and expo sees double-digit growth in the number of HME providers attending the show.

Round 2021: Do You Understand Lead Item Pricing?

CBIC, AAHomecare, industry experts all emphasize the need for providers to start using lead item pricing calculators and educate themselves on the pricing method well before Round 2021 bidding begins.

Oklahoma Poised to Exempt HME from Sales Tax

Ongoing advocacy work by OMEPA results in both chambers approving H.B. 1262, which would free HME items from the Sooner State’s sizable sales tax; Governor poised to approve.

New Bill Protects Manual CRT Devices from Bidding

House lawmakers re-introduce language that would exempt manual complex rehab chairs from bid program and also protect accessories for those chairs.

VGM Releases Heartland Details

The 18th edition of the Waterloo, Iowa event takes place June 10-12, and will feature a mix of familiar and new educational offerings.

Latest HMEB Podcast Digs into Round 2021

Episode 006 examines key elements of the new round of the competitive bidding program and why providers need to start acting now; also offers details on upcoming legislative events.

N.C. Provider Craig Rae Joins NSBA Leadership Council

Owner of Penrod Medical Equipment joined to tackle issues facing small providers, such as tax reform, healthcare costs and the impact of regulations and the ACA.

Providers Prep for Medtrade Spring

The industry is getting ready for the latest edition of the conference and expo, which runs next week in Las Vegas from April 16-18.

Industry Reacts to Massive Medicare Fraud Bust

In one of the biggest healthcare frauds in U.S. history, the Feds round up DMEs, telemarketers and medical professionals in a $1.2 billion orthopedic brace scam; various industry insiders share their perspective.

Last Chance for Medtrade Spring Advance Rates

Advanced Registration on the April 16-18 expo and conference to be held in Las Vegas expires on April 6.



Brightree Unveils Advanced Analytics

Software gives providers a turnkey method for tracking business performance and offers tools such as a customizable dashboard.

Industry Advocates Launch Round 2021 Education Site

The new site, dmecbpeducation.com, offers a variety of resources to help providers prepare for Round 2021, including bid calculators based on new lead item pricing system.

Philips Launches DreamWisp

New over-the-nose nasal cushion leverages Philips’ top-of-the-head tube design to let patients sleep in any position they like.

HMEB Podcast Episode 005 Now Online

Latest edition of HMEB’s popular new service delivers a deep dive into specialized accreditation distinctions and how they can benefit outcomes and sharpen a provider's competitive edge.

CBIC Alerts Commonly Owned, Commonly Controlled Providers

Bid contractor urges providers to review their enrollment records now, and ensure they understand the commonly owned and commonly controlled distinctions.

Prochant Releases HME Metrics Whitepaper

‘Are You Tracking the Right Metrics?’ examines differences between HME metrics and KPIs and how providers can leverage KPIs to improve their profitability.

SIGVARIS Rebrands to SIGVARIS GROUP

The name change is intended to emphasize the company’s customer-centric culture.

ResMed Launches Second-Generation of ReSupply

The automated resupply program helps providers increase therapy compliance in sleep apnea patients.

VGM Insurance Offers Bid Bonds

VGM Insurance Services partners with Lexon Insurance Company to help HME providers meet new surety bond requirements for Round 2021.

Quantum Rehab Donates Custom Power Chair

Customized iLevel power chair helps Walmart employee with cerebral palsy get around work more easily, as well as increase his life enjoyment.

Tenn. Makes CRT a Separate Benefit

Volunteer state’s House and Senate unanimously vote to protect Medicaid patients’ access to specialized wheelchairs and accessories.

AAHomecare Underscores Ventilator Concerns

Association meets with White House Domestic Policy Council on CMS’s addition of non-invasive ventilators to Round 2021.

CBIC: Get Licensed, Get Accredited

Competitive bidding contractor begins Round 2021 education efforts by reminding providers to ensure their locations are accredited and have the right state licensing.

HMEB Podcast Episode 004 Now Online

Latest installment in HMEB’s quickly growing podcast survey examines breast cancer legislation and six-year lookback audits.

CMS Releases Initial Round 2021 Details

Information released on revised competitive bidding program released includes important dates, bid areas, product categories, and structural changes to the program.

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