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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.

Mediware’s Inaugural User Conference Approaching

For the first time, users of the HME software company’s systems will meet, learn more in Orlando, Fla. on Sept. 14 to 16.

Medtrade Early Registration Offers Solid Savings

Event also reminds speakers that Medtrade Spring 2017 presentations are due Aug. 19.

CMS Relaxes Requirements on Sleep Accessories

Proof of medical necessity no longer required on all instances of replacement of CPAP or RAD accessories.

More Providers Voice Rural Bid Frustrations

Additional HME businesses share impact of cuts with AAHomecare as advocates work to reverse bid expansion to rural, non-bid areas.

AAHomecare Continues Call for Provider Data

Providers urged to participate in the DME Cost Study and 2Q Audit Key survey to bolster industry’s case for bidding, audit reforms.

VIDEO: Providers Describe Impact of Cuts

As the July 1 cuts take hold, HME providers convey the impact that cuts are having on their patients and their ability to stay in business.



VGM’s New Woman of the Year Award Picks up Momentum

Created to recognize women’s contributions to the HME marketplace, deadline for entries is Sept. 15.

Providers Urged to Take Cost Study Survey

Effort will not only help better benchmark the industry, but provide much-needed data on true impact of competitive bidding.

Senate Champions Confirm Continued Rural Relief Support

Industry’s allies in the upper chamber say they will help push rural relief when Congress returns to the Hill in Sept.

CRT Industry Mourns Simon Margolis

Complex rehab practitioner and advocate helped advance the cause of protecting patient access to high-quality CRT.

Heartbreak for Rural Relief

While Senate hotline looked to put legislation on a fast track to approval, a last-minute hold stalls out rural providers’ reprieve from full bid expansion cuts. Industry considers next steps.

U.S. Health Spending Grew 5.5% in 2015

CMS releases 2015 to 2025 projections of national health expenditures; 2016 spending projected to grow by 4.8 percent.

Senate Likely to Approve Compromise Rural Relief

The Senate has put its version of the recently approved House rural relief bill on ‘hotline,’ which is typically a 24-hour fast track to approval.

Graham-Field Partners With Mercy Ships

GF Health Products will donate DME to help international charity that delivers free healthcare services to medically underserved nations.

Quantum Enhances Site with Customers in Mind

New site doubles down on product info, including 360-degree views, videos, resources for providers and clinicians.

Industry Leaders Urge Grassroots Support

As advocates work with Congressional leadership, providers, patients urged to lobby Senators and Representatives to compromise, advance rural relief to President by July 15.

CAIRE to Release Redesigned FreeStyle

AirSep POC to incorporate a variety of features requested by providers and patients.

CMS Rule Would Shift Bid Ceiling to 2015 Amounts

Bid limits on items covered by bid program would be based on fee schedule set prior to when bidding prices were set.

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