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VGM Urges Hospitals to Fight Bid Expansion

VGM Government Relations calls on hospitals to help protect patient access to DME as September legislative efforts intensify.

CMS Revises CMS-855S, 2016 Fee Schedule

DMEPOS providers must use revised enrollment application starting Jan. 1, 2017; fee schedule changes impact 66 codes.

Video: C-SPAN Interviews AAHomecare’s Ryan

Association president and CEO makes case for reforming competitive bidding, follows up with SIRIUS/XM appearance.

Team USA Prepping to Play at Medtrade

Back-to-back World Cup Power Soccer champs are slated to play exhibition games at Medtrade on Nov 1, in Atlanta.

Congress Returns to the Hill — and so Does Industry

As HME advocates work to reform competitive bidding expansion, AAHomecare urges providers to assist those efforts

CMS: Competitive Bidding Is Working

As it releases Round One 2017 SPAs and sends out contract offers, agency claims the program is maintaining access and care quality, while saving significant sums.

Cryogenic Solutions Acquires Inventory Solutions

Combined companies to provide customers with a range of refurbished respiratory equipment, repair services, parts, hydro-testing.

Ripple Effect: Bid Expansion Leads to Stiff Funding Cuts Outside Medicare

Providers serving TRICARE patients are now feeling the effect of CMS’s July 1 implementation of the full bid expansion cuts; patient access hangs in the balance.



Bid Expansion Gains National Attention

News media covering providers’ stories regarding impact of national bid expansion, raising issue’s profile on Capitol Hill.

VIDEO: Wheelchair Accessories Legislation Picks Up Steam

Rep. Zeldin (R-NY), other speakers tout H.R.3229 at press conference held at The Children's Center at United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island.

Video: Convaid, R82 Grow SMA Awareness Effort

Effort includes backing the ‘push purple’ campaign, posting to social media and fundraising.

AAHomecare Calls on Providers to Help Sept. Legislative Push

With a small legislative window opening next month, Association urges HME professionals to contact their lawmakers to make strong case for rural/non-bid relief.

Contour Products to Unveil Five New Items at MedTrade

The new products being showcased at the Nov. 1-3 event include four new pillows and an inflatable bed wedge.

CommonWell to Give Patients Access to Their Health Data

Surveys show patients want access to their data, which can help facilitate care and communication between referral partners.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Harmar Kick-off Partnership by Donating Lift

Wheelchair lift will go to boy with muscular dystrophy, with 101 Mobility Sarasota doing the installation at special Sept. 1 presentation.

ResMed, Fisher & Paykel File Suits Against Each Other

Sleep rivals claim each other violated patents; ResMed suit impacts three FP masks, FP suit impacts four ResMed devices.

Ann Barrett Steps Down from WAMES Leadership Role

Rose Schafhauser will replace longtime executive director of Wisconsin association.

Compass Health Brands Acquires Meridian Medical

The buy broadens company’s lineup of pressure prevention and therapeutic support surface offerings.

Drive DeVilbiss Poised for Acquisition

After longer partnership with Ferrer Freeman & Co., Drive DeVillbiss says its time to partner with a larger private equity firm.

Cape Medical Supply Makes Inc. 5000 — Again

For the seventh time Cape Cod-based regional provider recognized for revenue, market growth.

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