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VGM Surveys Midterms' Impact on HME

VGM Government Relations identifies which HME allies will return for in the 116th Congress, which ones won’t, and outlines how the industry can pick up new advocates.

ResMed Acquires MatrixCare

The acquisition will expand ResMed’s out-of-hospital SaaS Portfolio into long-term care settings.

Stratice Healthcare Integrates with Brightree

The integration will let HME providers receive and initiate fully electronic DME orders for completion and fulfillment.

Innovative Products Recognized at Medtrade

Provider’s Choice and Innovative HME Retail awards recognize a variety of notable HME offerings.

PlayMaker, Brightree Unveil Systems Integration

New collaboration integrates referral data from Brightree into PlayMaker, where providers can use performance analytics to make strategic decisions.

CMS Releases ESRD/DMEPOS Final Rule

Rule is a mixed bag, including some but not all of the additional reforms industry stakeholders had advocated for in public comments and Congressional letters.

Numotion Picks Up Medsource Mobility’s CRT Division

Acquisition of provider’s well-established CRT group expands Numotion’s reach in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Idaho.

CMS Expands QIC Phone Demonstration Project

Starting Nov. 1, a demonstration project that lets providers work with QIC over the phone to reopen claims at ALJ will grow to incorporate Jurisdictions A and B.

Gillispie Receives Top HME Advocacy Honor

Named earlier in September, Best Home Medical’s Regina Gillespie is honored with the Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Medtrade conference and expo.

VGM Now Accepting Proposals for Heartland Conference

Proposals from prospective speakers for the member service organization’s annual event are due Nov. 30.



ESRD/Competitive Bidding Rule Could Hit Mid November

Medtrade Washington Update: Rule currently at OMB; AAHomecare’s Ryan says bidding gap opens window of opportunity to drive more bid reforms.

Mellott: Four Factors Will Help Shape HME

Brightree CEO Matt Mellott discusses pivotal business, care and technology trends that will influence how HME providers run their businesses.

VGM Names Blackburn 2018 HME Woman of the Year Award

Georgie Blackburn of BLACKBURN’s becomes the third winner of VGM’s annual award recognizing women in the industry for their leadership and advocacy.

CMS Also Eases DME Rules for Beneficiaries in Georgia

CMS says it will relax requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to Hurricane Michael.

The Compliance Team Names First Recipient of New Accreditation

Breath of Life earns the distinction of being the first recipient of TCT’s new respiratory-specific accreditation designation.

Congressional Sign-on Letters Attract Solid Support

The tally of lawmakers calling for broader bid reforms includes 138 Representatives and 32 Senators.

Industry Prepares for Medtrade

Just around the corner, the annual Oct. 15-17 conference and expo will offer an events and conference sessions aiming to help providers grow.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit By Hurricane Michael

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

HMEB's 'Live From Medtrade' Now Online

The special web page provides a single stop for all Medtrade 2018 social media traffic to inform attendees and providers who can't make the show.

Sleep Providers Told to Hunt Down, Refund Overpayments

June's HHS OIG report on PAP resupply overpayments has resulted in Medicare contractors asking some sleep providers to review claims going back over six years.

Breast Cancer Equity Bill Introduced in House

A new bill would require Medicare to fund custom breast protheses, and a public awareness campaign is driving support for the nascent legislation.

HME Business Unveils 2018 New Product Award Winners

Twelve products recognized across categories ranging from business services to DME products in the fifth year of the provider-judged competition.

Senate Sign-on Letter Launched; House Letter Deadline Extended

House letter up to more than 75 signers, with the deadline extended to Oct. 5; Senate letter calls for more relief for rural and non-bid providers.

VGM Announces Finalists for the 2018 Woman of the Year

Four women named as key eaders in the HME community; the winner will be announced at Medtrade in Atlanta.

Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Back Congressional Letter

Providers have until end of day Friday to get members of the House to sign letter calling for CMS to add more reforms to its proposed rule.

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