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AAHomecare Asks DOD for Support on TRICARE Claims

TRICARE West contractor HNFS is not reimbursing claims per the CARES Act rates. AAHomecare is urging providers to support a letter campaign.

Numotion to Open Buffalo, N.Y. Location

The new branch in West Seneca would bring the national CRT provider’s locations in the Empire State to five.

DrySee Launches Waterproof Bandage with a Liquid Indicator

If water or other liquids penetrate the bandage’s outer seal or the wound seeps fluid, a gauze barrier changes color.

Sunrise Medical Launches a Trio of Upgrades for its QUICKIE Portfolio

New functionality includes the ability to drive while elevated and light seating solution to give chairs substantial weight savings.

VGM to Host Round 2021 Webinar

Nov. 2 webinar will provide information on CMS's recent announcement regarding Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

Pride Releases Go Chair MED Power Chair

Group 2 Portable keeps users active and outside the home while offering features that ensure it is coded for reimbursement.

Essity Launches Pilot of Digital Incontinence Solution

Digital sensors that notify a smart phone app when incontinence products need changing aim to increase patient dignity while reducing caregiver worries.

CMS Releases Proposed DMEPOS Payment Rule

Proposed rule covers various provisions, including continuing rural relief and removing manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories from bidding. Public comments will be due Jan. 3.

CMS Skips Round 2021 Contracts for 13 Categories

Agency only awards contracts for off-the-shelf back and knees braces, leaving the industry guessing on the exact fate of nearly all remaining categories.

VGM Calls for Heartland Conference Speakers

Submissions for the June 14-16, 2021 event are due by Dec. 18. The 20th anniversary edition of the conference will feature eight education tracks.



Patty Mastandrea Named 2020 HME Woman of the Year

VGM’s Mike Mallaro confers award to MedCare Equipment CEO in a special virtual ceremony.

HFAP Merges With ACHC

The merger marks the first between two accrediting organizations with deeming authority from CMS. HFAP will be a brand under ACHC, but the company will operate independently.

CMS Meeting Offers Audits Update

Virtual edition of Provider Compliance Focus Group shared information on TPE audits and recommendations it made to the DME MACs.

HME Business Announces 2020 New Product Award Winners

2020 edition of HMEB's New Product Awards saw 22 products winning products. Feature coverage of the winners will run in the Nov/Dec issue of HME Business magazine.

AAHomecare Hosting Stand Up for Homecare Virtual Happy Hour

Oct. 29 online event gives participants the opportunity to catch-up while driving support for the ITEM coalition.

CMS Extends AAP Program Repayments

Providers that received payments from the Accelerated and Advance Payment program now have significantly longer to repay their loans.

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WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts

The deal will let the two companies facilitate more effective patient transitions across the acute and post-acute care and create better outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

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BOC Taking Nominations for Certificant of the Year Award

The award recognizes one professional each year for achievements in service, research and outreach. The nomination window is open until Jan. 11, 2021

Medtrade Opens Registration for Virtual Conference

The online event runs Nov. 4-5 and will offer various online educational sessions that attendees can watch live or on-demand.

Invacare Unveils Stand Assist (ISA) Patient Lift

Patient lift offers a range of new safety and comfort features that are the result of incorporating customer feedback.

Rehab Medical Opens Additional Indianapolis Offices

New location marks the CRT providers’ fourth in Indiana, and the 24th office in its growing, multi-state footprint.

HHS to Extend COVID-19 PHE Another 90 Days

Effective Oct. 23, the renewal keeps several key regulatory relaxations and relief policies and programs in place.

Quality Biomedical Opens California Equipment Facility

The new Fresno facility is part of the respiratory and infusion equipment servicing company’s push to expand nationally.

Next $20 Billion in Provider Relief Comes into Focus

HHS is now taking applications for Phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund, but the process requires providers to share more details on revenue and expenses from patient care.

Essentially Women Announces Virtual Dates for 2021 Focus Event

Attendees of the long-running women’s health-focused event will have access to a mix of live events and on-demand learning opportunities.

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