News


Essentially Women Moves Annual Conference to Fall

Essentially Women’s annual Focus education conference and trade show will run Sept. 25-26 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Audit Key Extends Entry Deadline

Providers have until Feb. 26 to enter their fourth quarter audit data into the industry audit-tracking site.

Tashjian Agency to Offer Hanover DME Insurance

Independent agency serving providers in California offers range of industry-specific solutions.

3B Medical Selects Vodafone for Wireless Data Delivery

Vodafone’s Internet of Things technology lets CPAPs send sleep data and compliance information to healthcare providers.

VGM Elects Mallaro as New CEO

Internal promotion fills top executive spot that has sat vacant since the passing of company founder Van Miller.

House Speaker Meets with Wis. Providers

House Speaker Ryan discusses DME challenges with VGM staff, Mercy Health System, other state providers.

QS/1 Receives Payment Certification

PA-DSS v3.1 compliance will help protect providers' retail transactions.

Medtrade Spring Spotlights Power Lunches

Upcoming event is offering six special lunchtime sessions geared to let providers learn from experts over a meal.



Proposed Federal Budget Impacts HME

President’s 2017 request includes broadening of competitive bidding, repeal of oxygen rental cap, other provisions.

Medicare Releases Final Rule on Overpayments

Rule clarifies when providers must report and return self‑identified overpayments.

ResMed Completes Inova Labs Purchase

Acquisition expands company’s line to include devices for treating COPD.

CGS to Process Medicare Claims for Jurisdiction B

Transition slated for June 27 will see same contractor handling claims for Jurisdictions B and C.

Medtrade Spring Events Still Have Openings

Upcoming Feb. 29 to March 2 conference and expo still has availabilities for its four special networking meetings.

NCART Hosting Free Legislative Webinar

Feb. 9 online conference will outline 2016 advocacy, legislative plan to protect CRT access.

VGM Releases Free Business Management Book

Member service organization is offering 2016 HME Business Playbook at no charge to all providers.

CMS Won’t Implement CRT Accessories Price Fix Until July 1

Despite PAMPA’s passage on Jan. 1, CMS says it cannot implement correct fees until summer, at which point providers can submit adjustments.

Stakeholders Advocate Freezing Expansion at ‘Phase-in’ Rates

Plan outlined by various organizations would lobby for bid expansion's reimbursement stay at the current 50-50 rates slated to expire at July 1.

MED Group, ACPN Strike Deal

Agreement broadens MED Group members’ reach to ACPN’s network of patients.

Seventh Annual RT Survey Starts

HME Business’s annual survey of respiratory professions now live; providers urged to participate.

Sleep Providers Invited to Take Survey

HME Business soliciting responses for its Q1 2016 sleep survey.

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