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Survey: 84% of Patients Don’t Support ‘Patient Steering’

The majority of those surveyed also said insurers should not require patients to use pharmacies owned by the insurer.

AAHomecare: H.R. 6641 Support is a ‘Top Priority’

The House reconvening next week creates a window of opportunity to get co-sponsors for the 90/10 reimbursement bill.

Florida Legislation Would Set MCO Rate Floor

Legislation in both chambers of sunshine state’s legislature would set minimum MCO reimbursement at Florida’s current Medicaid DME fee schedule.

Medtrade East 2022 Begins Call for Speakers

The event’s educational advisory board has implemented a new format for speakers to register for the Oct. 24-26 conference.

VGM Opens Registration for Heartland Conference

The 21st edition of VGM’s conference and expo event runs June 13-15 at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center.

ATHOMES Opens Registration for 2022 Spring Conference

The event runs March 16-17 in Nashville and has an agenda that includes a variety of well-known industry speakers.

VGM Surveying Providers on Delivery Costs

Providers have until Feb. 28 to reply to a short survey updating its 2021 survey on providing various types of HME before and during the public health emergency.

Industry Veteran to Direct Sunrise’s Clinical Education

Dr. Jessica Presperin Pedersen will develop and execute the wheelchair manufacturer’s clinical education strategy in North America.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on Oxygen NCD Changes

The two separate, but medically related NCDs should expand access to home oxygen services.

Motion Acquires Sage Seniors’ Resources

Purchase of Saskatoon retail business expands Motion’s footprint in Saskatchewan as a mobility and home access provider.



RAC Audits Will Now Account for Product Volume

Requests for additional documentation will be based on the number of claims a provider has in a category.

Push to Advance H.R. 6641 Begins

AAHomecare offers resources to help providers lobby lawmakers to co-sponsor new legislation that aims to improve DMEPOS reimbursement.

Invacare Unveils Latest Power Assist Device

The e-fix eco adds in-wheel motors, battery and joystick control to manual wheelchairs.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Boost DME Reimbursement

New House legislation would help increase reimbursement by 10 to 15 percent for 13 categories that CMS pulled from Round 2021.

Sunset Receives ISO Certification 

Certification will enable maker of sleep, oxygen and other products to expand its manufacturing.

HEMCO Releases AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors face velocity airflow of fume hoods.

Calif. Provider Rolls Out In-Person Respironics Remediation

Home Oxygen Company has launched an in-person replacement service of recalled Philips Respironics CPAP devices.

Responsive Respiratory Marks 20th Anniversary

The manufacturer is celebrating two decades of making equipment and supplies for high-pressure oxygen.

Numotion Comes on Board as Braze Mobility Distributer

Braze manufacturers special blind spot sensors that can turn any wheelchair into a ‘smart’ device that avoids collisions, which can cause injuries and property damage.

Illinois Considering Breast Pump Sales Tax Exemption

Bills have been introduced into the state General Assembly’s Senate and House that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

AAHomecare Begins 90/10 Co-Sponsor Push

The association is calling on providers to urge their Representatives to be original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would apply a 90/10 reimbursement rate to items in Round 2021’s 13 un-awarded categories.

Lawmaker Assesses Semiconductor Shortage’s Impact on HME

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) meets with representatives of two Kansas HME providers, as well as MAMES, to better understand how the narrowed semiconductor supply is impacting their businesses and patients.

Medtrade West Early Rates Ending Jan. 28

Early rates offer a discount on registration for both expo and educational conference passes for the April 4-6 HME industry event in Phoenix, Ariz.

Associations Call for Expanded Infusion Regulation

The NHIA and several other organizations urged the FDA and state regulatory agencies to investigate and regulate direct access infusion businesses to protect supplies and patients.

FACHS Postpones Legislative Conference

The Florida association has moved the event to Feb. 16-17 and added a reception with dinner and drinks to the first day.

Simplifying the Transition to Homecare