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VGM Insurance, AAHomecare Strike Pricing Deal

Insurance services provider and industry association partner to give AAHomcare members special rates on surety bonds and liability insurance.

VGM, Essentially Women Join Forces

Member service organization focused on women’s health will continue to act as a standlone company.

Medtrade Spring Details Feb. 29 Workshops

Annual industry event will kick off with in-depth presentations covering DME certification, billing and A/R, sales, and a compression fitter’s course.

HME Spending Drops to 1.25% of Medicare Outlays

AAHomecare: While Medicare spending has skyrocketed since 2000, HME spending growth has remained flat.

3B Medical Commits to Stem Cell Research

Sleep company will dedicate share of profits to adult autologous stem cell research.

Harmar, 101 Mobility Give Boy a ‘Lift’

Lift maker and mobility provider team to donate a pool lift to 12-year-old Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient.

TayCar to Manage ATHOMES

Association management service adds Tennessee to its list of state-level HME associations that it helps organize.

Audit Key Goes Live

Providers urged to register for program that is collecting the hard data that will help make a strong case for reforming CMS’s audit program.



Medtrade Spring: HME's Face-to-Face Social Network

Feb. 29-March 2 event offers up a variety of networking opportunities to help HME providers share information, insights.

AAHomecare: Bi-Partisan Support Needed for Bidding Reforms

Industry association highlights the need for industry advocates to drive Democratic support for legislation that would protect rural providers from national bidding expasion.

ResMed Acquires Inova Labs

Purchase will expand ResMed’s line to include mobile and stationary treatment options for the COPD patient population.

Medela Sharpens NPWT Strategy

The launch of a new foam dressing kit puts company in the position of offering a full line of NPWT offerings.

AAHomecare: ‘Legislative Priorities Remain in Focus’

Association puts rural provider protection at top of HME agenda as industry enters 2016.

ETAC Acquires Convaid

Swedish mobility firm purchases U.S. maker of lightweight wheelchairs.

CMS Releases Prior Authorization Rule

Final rule would establish a prior auth. for certain DME items CMS considers frequently subject to unnecessary utilization.

Portable Medical Equipment Market to Hit $65.7 Billion in 2020

U.S. market leads the trend, with growth projected to hit $25.4 billion by 2020, according to study.

Senate Passes CRT Wheelchair Accessories Delay

Bill includes a one-year delay for applying bid prices per nationwide bid expansion to power CRT accessories.

New CRT Protection Legislation Debuts in Senate

Providers urged to support 24-hour push to back new bill that would delay application of bid pricing to CRT accessories.

Medtrade Early Registration Ends Dec. 18

Providers have until midnight Friday to take advantage of expo and conference discounts.

Audit Key Goes Live in 2016

Providers encouraged to register for program that will help accumulate data that industry will use to reform CMS’s audit program.

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