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Allcare Medical Merging with National HME

Acquisition of Southeast provider will expand National HME's reach as DME provider serving hospice industry.

AAHomecare Study to Model Provider Costs

Effort will demonstrate the true cost of providing DMEPOS items to Medicare beneficiaries.

House Passes Rural Relief

While House sit-in stalled PADME vote, Representatives approve a delay that would push second round of expansion cuts to Sept. 30.

AAHomecare: Rural Relief Still Has a Chance

As July 1’s full rate cuts loom over rural providers, AAHomecare urges for continued grassroots advocacy as it might still secure a retroactive reform.

CMS Details July 1 Rate Cuts

Full price reductions show an average reduction of more than 50% off the 2015 fee schedule for impacted categories.

July 1 Cuts: Nantucket Island Gets Even More Remote

Cape Medical Supply says it can’t accept new patients on the island due to bid expansion.

VGM’s Retail Roadshow Will Wrap at Medtrade

One-day, interactive educational series still has stops in Louisville and Dallas before wrapping up at annual industry event.

Emerge Sales, PlayMaker CRM to Provide HME Sales Support

Companies will partner up to blend sales training program with tools for managing HME sales process.



House Sit-in Stymies PADME Vote

While Senate voted to approve delay to July 1 bid expansion cuts, the House firearms sit-in unexpectedly stalled action on House companion legislation to protect rural providers.

Senate Passes PADME

Lawmakers vote to approve legislation that will protect rural HME providers and their patients from bid expansion cuts.

3B Medical, Somnoware Launch Software Integration Project

When complete, the effort will let Somnoware pull data from 3B Medical's iCodeConnect cloud-based patient management platform.

Universal Software Solutions, Vantiv Upgrade Their Partnership

Companies working to integrated EMV payment processing, as well as PCI 3.0 compliance to give providers faster, secure payment processin.

Brightree Gets New CEO

Longtime CEO Dave Cormack transitions to an advisory role, while Matt Mellott takes top spot at HME software company; Bobby Ghoshal will serve as Brightree’s new chief operating officer.

Afflovest Receives Various Approvals

International Biophysics’ HFCWO device receives CE Mark, Canadian approval and Australian TGA approval.

GAO Study Foreshadows July 1 Cuts’ Impact on CRT

New report shows that the vast majority of wheelchair accessory spending goes to needed supplies for complex rehab patients; industry working to protect funding for those items from bid expansion.

Global Market for Enteral Nutrition Devices to Pass $1.5 Billion by 2022

New study says a global aging population and rising incidence of cancer, stroke and premature birth will drive increased market demand.

H.R. 5210 Skirting 100 Backers

The House PADME legislation now claims 97 co-sponsors; industry’s 30-day lobbying push continues.

CMS: Bidding Not Hurting Access to HME

Agency says data shows no outcomes changes due to bid expansion; AAHomecare’s Ryan calls report ‘mistaken extrapolation of data,’ urges providers to continue PADME push.

Video: Wheel:Life, Sports 'N Spokes Announce Photo Contest

Sixth annual Get Out, Enjoy Life Accessible Travel Event + Photo Contest offers prizes for best photo submissions showing active mobility users.

Legislative Conference Generated 225 Congressional Meetings

Providers, advocates attending last week’s Washington Legislative Conference urged lawmakers to support rural bid reform.

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