News


CMS Slates CURES Act Feedback Call

March 23 call give stakeholders an opportunity provide agency with feedback on impact of bid expansion.

NY Providers Reduce Incontinence Cuts

NEMEP, AAHomecare advocacy effort leads N.Y. Dept. of Health to limit its reimbursement cuts.

AAHomecare Asks HHS to Repeal Full Bid Expansion Rates

Letter from association asks HHS Secretary Tom Price to set rates for rural/non-bid areas at the 50-50, phase-in rates.

Washington Update: Maintain the Advocacy Push

Despite having an industry champion heading up HHS, AAHomecare emphasizes needs for providers to keep telling their stories.

Aging Homeowners Expanding Home Remodeling Market

Increasing home accessibility needs are helping push growth in the remodeling market.

National CRT Conference Slated for April 26-27

Event will see complex rehab stakeholders lobby lawmakers and staff to protect CRT and accessories.

Numotion Launches SoftWheel Demo Program

No obligation demo program lets manual wheelchair users try in-wheel suspension system.

Brightree, ADSI Enhance Sleep Diagnostics

Integration of ADSI with Brightree software is intended to streamline business processes and improve service turnaround time for patients.



Industry Heads for Medtrade Spring

This year's installment blends enhanced educational offerings and an expo housing nearly 200 exhibitors.

Leitten Study: HME Saves Medicare Significant Sums

Annual savings to Medicare program range from $23 to $41 for every dollar invested in HME; translates to millions annually.

Universal Software Schedules 2017 User Conference

Third annual user conference adds two-day boot camps.

CMS CURES Guidance Raises Additional Concerns

Language of last week’s direction from CMS causes uncertainty over CMS's rate-setting methodology.

Health Spending to Grow 5.6% Over 2016-2025

Health expenditures will grow faster than GDP and represent an increasingly larger share of GDP.

CAIRE Opens New Service Center

North Florida facility will provide authorized repairs to respiratory equipment.

Quantum Rehab to Showcase Q6 Edge 2.0 Power Base at ISS

Company focuses on "consumer-inspired, independence-based" complex rehab technologies for 2017 International Seating Symposium.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on CURES Reimbursement

CMS outlines how DME MAC contractors are to begin implementing retroactive reimbursement per the law; process should begin in May.

CMS Delays Competitive Bidding Round 2019

A week after announcing major bid program overhaul that would have merged all rounds, including the mail-order competition, into a single round, CMS puts the plan back under wraps.

Cryogenic Solutions and Inventory Solutions Merge as CIS

Two companies will continue to specialize in refurbished oxygen equipment, but now under one new company name and logo.

AAHomecare: TRICARE Must Fall in Line with CURES Act

Association calls on military insurance program to reprocess 2H 2016 HME claims per CURES-mandated reimbursement adjustments.

CMS Consolidates All Bid Areas Into Single Round

Agency moves to merge Rounds One and Two, as well the mail order competition, into a single competitive bid it calls Round 2019.

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