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Rehab Medical Picks up Mobility Specialists

The CRT provider already operates an office in Pensacola but aims to expand its presence in central Florida with this purchase.

AAHomecare Refocuses, Retools Newsletter

Besides a new name and look, AAHomecare Insider aims to help providers learn about the association’s range of services and more easily get to the information they need.

VGM Hosts State Leaders Summit

Inaugural VGM Government Relations event attracts more than 20 state association leaders and board members, who shared ideas and resources.

CareCentrix Modifies Co-Pay Collections Policy

After AAHomecare encouraged it to modify a stricter policy, CareCentrix shares rule revisions for payments made to PAP providers with outstanding balances.

Brightree Acquires SnapWorx

Purchase of sleep therapy workflow and contact management software will expand Brightree’s resupply offerings.

Industry Bills Still Need Provider Support

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

Medtrade Spring Networking Slots Still Open

There is still time to sign up for the Audit Happy Hour, Standup for Homecare, and Power Lunch events at the March 3-5 HME industry conference and expo in Las Vegas.

ACMESA Winter Meeting Just Around the Corner

Various expert speakers from AAHomecare, VGM, Lieber Consulting slated for the February 5-6 in Durham, N.C.

Heartland Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE, will talk about the ‘power of connectivity’ at VGM’s June 15–17 educational conference.

ACMESA Pushes to Protect HME Access in Virginia

Advocates lobby for legislative amendments that would require state to ensure MCOs pay providers full published rates.



New Opportunities for Respiratory Providers

Previously found in hospital settings, nasal high-flow therapy has now come to the home setting, where it is treating a wide variety of patient groups and opening up new care and business opportunities for respiratory providers.

Quality Biomedical Opens Sixth Service Center

The equipment maintenance outsourcing company said the move is part of its goal to be the first company of its kind to have a national footprint.

Providers Urged to Continue Advocacy Push

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

Georgia Awards GF Health Products for Expansion

Along with 35 other top exporters in Georgia, the HME product manufacturer received a 2019 GLOBE Award for its expansion into international markets.

NCART Surveying CRT Providers on Medicaid Trends

The data collected will help CRT and HME organizations identify where to focus their advocacy efforts surrounding Medicaid programs.

AAHomecare: Time to Turn up the Heat

Association underscores need for stakeholder support regarding legislative items such as protecting non-invasive ventilators and non-bid area relief.

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More SWO Policy Changes Released

List of items no longer needing WOPD released. CMS likely to publish a new WOPD list in the Federal Register in the next month or two.

Wound Care Advantage Upgrades Physician Referral Platform

The launch of FlightPlan 2.0 includes new mobile capabilities, improved note-taking functions and tools to help users plan their routes.

CMS Shares Implementation Details on New CRT Accessories Policies

Among various, still-coming details, agency says claims processing system won’t be updated to properly process changes until at least July 1.

Beating the High Cost of HME HR

Human resources rank as a heavy hitter to HME providers’ bottom line, but a California company is offering a unique, cost-saving solution.

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COPD Cases in U.S., Europe will Increase by Millions Over Next Decade

By 2028, the number of U.S. COPD patients will grow by 4.5 million, according to a new study.

CMS Rolls Out New DME Order Requirements

Providers and suppliers will only need to fill out one type of order for services rendered on or after Jan. 1.

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Triple W Showcases DFree Bowel Sensor Prototype at CES

Adding to its products addressing incontinence, the company says it plans to introduce the bowel sensor to senior care communities in 2020.

HME High Rollers: Medtrade Spring Returns to Vegas

Show Director Mark Lind sits down with HME Business Podcast to chat about some of the highlights at the March 3-5 event.

Senate Passes Manual CRT Protections

Upper chamber approves spending bill containing provisions that protect Manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories from competitive bidding. Bill goes to President to be signed into law.

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