CMS Releases 2017 Round One Re-Compete Timetable

Notably, the length of contracts for 2017 edition of Round One is two years, rather than three.

Providers Back CRT Protection

AAHomecare members urge lawmakers to add their names Senate sign-on letter asking CMS to rescind bidding-derived cuts to rehab chair accessories.

Sunrise Medical Adds Handicare’s Mobility Division

Acquisition of Netherlands-based mobility business will broaden Sunrise’s offerings, give company a global market reach.

Bill Launched to Protect Complex Rehab Accessories

Rep. Zeldin (R-N.Y.) intro’s H.R.3229 to prevent competitive bidding-derived pricing from being applied to CRT accessories.

Healthcare Spending to Grow 5.8% During 2014-2024

Latest CMS report shows per capita health spending increases at historically low rate.

Convaid to Donate Trekker to 8-Year-Old Boy

Donation made as part of Convaid joint effort with United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at annual golf tournament.

Intervention Program Reduced COPD Readmissions by 97%

Study funded by Philips shows readmissions for COPD patients dwindled when non-invasive ventilation is part of a patient management program.

Medicare, Medicaid Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Fiftieth anniversary events include June 29 panel discussion with HHS Secretary and other speakers, as well as various local and national events.

Diabetes Patients in Round One Saw Decreased Access to Supplies

Study: reports patients in Round One of bidding saw disrupted access to supplies; coincided with increased number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Holister Focuses on VaPro Line

Company cites positive customer feedback as reason for focusing catheters; also issues HCPCS clarification.

Mont. Providers Urged to Attend SBA Hearings

July 21, 23 forums will give local HME providers an opportunity to publicly voice their concerns regarding audits, competitive bidding expansion.

Rotech Acquires Fla. Provider’s Assets

Rotech Healthcare buys the assets of other respiratory equipment provider.

Lewarski to Join Drive Medical’s DeVilbiss Team

Industry respiratory veteran Joseph Lewaski will be DeVilbiss’s vice president of global respiratory and sleep categories.

Shelly Prial to Make 2015 Medtrade His Last

HME personality and die-hard ambassador of industry’s yearly expo and conference will draw his nearly unbroken attendance run to a close this year.

Mediware Releases Patient Pay Solution

Software company leverages partnerships with A/R Allegiance, Rock-Pond to provide integrated collection service for CPR+ users.

Universal Software Partners with Prometheus Group

HME software, billing services companies will work to streamline HME providers’ billing operations, maximize revenue.

ResMed Acquires CareTouch

CareTouch 360 patient-support and resupply platform joins ResMed's Air Solutions.

Drive Medical Purchases DeVilbiss Healthcare

Buy marks Drive’s largest acquisition to date, adds brand known in respiratory and sleep equipment segments.

AAHomecare, CMS Meet on CRT Rates

Association staff, members sit down with CMS Deputy Administrator to discuss expansion of single payment amounts to complex rehab accessories in January 2016.

Advanced Health Care Products Picks up PDG Mobility

Acquisition of wheelchair maker by Montreal distributor known for support surfaces will broaden company’s North American market reach and product range.


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