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AAHomecare Prioritizes Payer Relations

Association elevates Laura Williard as vice president of payer relations, enhances relations with various payers beyond Medicare

Brightree Acquires AllCall Connect

Buy will help sleep providers and their patients through improved resupply orders, which have been shown to increase compliance.

Support Called for Rural Reform Sign-on Letter

Deadline for Senators to sign their names to the letter has been extended to July 11.

CMS Exempts CRT Accessories from Bidding-Derived Pricing

Concerted advocacy push combined with sympathetic agency leadership and lawmaker involvement pays off with protection for CRT providers, patients.

Medtrade Early Registration Underway

Attendees can save significant sums off expo and conference registration for show, which now culminates in a Wednesday evening reception.

U.S. Rehab, Rifton Give Back at Heartland

The VGM division and vendor work with Iowa children’s charity to present adaptive tricycles to four youths with special needs.

Responsive Respiratory Celebrates 15-year anniversary

Manufacturer and distributor has focused its business on various high-pressure oxygen solutions.

House Letter Offers Tool for Regulatory Reform

The Congressional sign-on letter wrapped with 154 signatures, giving Price, Verma leverage for internal bidding reforms at CMS.



COPD Takes Its Toll on Patients in Multiple Ways

Patients feel a variety of physical symptoms, including some “mysterious” problems, as well as emotional issues.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

VGM Members Packing for Waterloo

Next week’s Heartland Conference and Expo aims to offer a heavy schedule of education, along with some entertainment.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

SBA Members Also Prep Letter for Price, Verma

Similar to general House sign-on letter, the SBA version calls for various bidding reforms that would help small providers stay in business.

CareCentrix, Performant to Cut DME ‘Waste, Fraud, Abuse’

Home healthcare management company identifies DME as “high risk areas.”

Mediware Purchasing Kinnser Software

Deal should help software company become a sizable player in the alternate care market.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.

Medtrade Expands Expo Hours, Ends Wednesday

Tuesday and Wednesday of the expo will stay open longer; show will culminate with a Wednesday reception.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

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