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Numotion, LUCI Ink Distribution Deal

National CRT provider will become the first U.S. distribution partner for solution that combines multiple sensors and cloud-based technology to bring new functionality, control and safety to power chairs.

Medtrade West Moves to July

The April 12-14 event has shifted to July 12-14; it will still be hosted at the Phoenix, Ariz. Convention Center.

AAHomecare: Contact Your Senators Right Away

The association is urging HME stakeholders to tell their Senators this week to extend the pause the CARES Act placed on Medicare’s longstanding 2 percent sequestration cut.

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BOC Awarded for COVID-19 Adaptations

Golden Bridge awards accrediting organization for the new services and modifications is made to help HME providers maintain Medicare accreditation during the public health emergency.

VGM Pushing for State-Level Vaccine Distribution

Organization is calling on providers to contact their governors to ensure that their states make HME businesses a priority for COVID-19 vaccine and PPE distribution.

CMS Releases 2021 Fee Schedule

While there are some slight ups and downs, analysis from AAHomecare shows next year’s DMEPOS fee schedule aligns with expectations and reflects the changes made due to COVID-19.

Philips Rolls Out DreamWear Silicone Pillows

Philips took a data-backed design approach to the silicone pillows by designing them using 3D fascial scan data.

FDA Grants Lumin Emergency Authorization for Use on N95 Respirators

Using UVC to kill COVID-19, the mask offers a lower-cost alternative to help healthcare workers decontaminate N95 masks for reuse.

Sunrise Medical Unveils the QUICKIE Nitrum

The high-performance, ultra-lightweight rigid wheelchairs put an emphasis on efficient motion but also pack some user-inspired features.

Some Senate Republicans Unsure on Sequester Extension

Providers urged to call on GOP Senators to extend the pause on 2% sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency.



VGM Debuts Last Playbook of 2020

Focusing on data, this edition of VGM’s HME Playbook examines key tools and methods providers can use to leverage their businesses’ data.

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WellSky, Post Acute Medical Partner to Coordinate Care

PAM’s implementation of WellSky will see the integration of RCM and EHR at long-term care, rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient clinics throughout the United States.

New House Bill Aims to Save COVID-19 Medicare Relief

H.R. 8840 would continue pausing 2% Medicare sequester cuts through the duration of the public health emergency. The curs are currently slated to resume Dec. 31.

Numotion Picks up BritKare’s Rehab Division

The acquisition will expand Numotion’s presence in Texas with what is now its eighth branch in the Lone Star State.

Invacare Founder Mixon Passes Away

A shrewd business leader and HME pioneer, ‘Mal’ Mixon’s life was marked by tireless industry advocacy efforts and dedication to the ideal of ‘making life’s experiences possible.’

Survey: COVID-19 Hurt Care Access for COPD Patients

More than 70 percent of COPD patients have needed to seek emergency care during COVID-19 so far, but roughly one in four of those patients opted not to go.

ALJ Appeals Backlog Continues Decline

OMHA reports to AAHomecare that within a year, the number of pending DMEPOS appeals fell by 51 percent.

AAHomecare: DMEPOS Needs Priority Vaccine Distribution Status

Association urges various federal officials that Phase 1 Distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine must include DMEPOS suppliers because of their close contact with patients.

Round 2021 Bidder Score Sheet Available in Connexion

Providers that submitted bids can now see their financial scores to see how they rated and to use the information for future rounds.

RRI Enlarges its Purify O3 CPAP Sanitizer Product

Responsive Respiratory introduces sanitizing and travel case for the Purify O3 CPAP Sanitizer that is more than 50 percent larger.

3B Medical Welcomes New of Sales and Marketing VP

Katherine Royster brings a background on both the manufacturing and the HME provider sides of sleep care.

Rehab Medical Supply Acquires Great Plains Medical

Buy will help national medical supplier expand its footprint and ensure Great Plains Medical’s clients continue having access to medical supplies.

ResMed Launches Sleep Education, Awareness Campaign

Aimed at the spreading a wider understanding of sleep disorders and treatment in Indian, the campaign combines education and a sleep coach assistance service.

HomesRenewed to Drive Aging-in-Place Legislation in 2021

Group, which includes VGM Live at Home, lines up a variety of priorities designed to help seniors continue living safely and healthily at home, during COVID-19 PHE and beyond.

Spiro Health Acquires Absolute Respiratory Care

The acquisition will help Spiro Health provide sleep and respiratory services across Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Podcast: COVID-19 Lessons From a Policies and Procedures POV