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Bonafide Launches New Facility Portal Functionality

The new portal gives providers the ability to sell directly to healthcare facilities.

Invacare Launches New Respiratory Campaign

The campaign will focus on increasing awareness of and access to portable oxygen concentrators.

GAO: Non-Bid Areas Didn’t See Patient Access Problems in 2016

GAO conflicts with various studies, including those involving case managers and discharge planners, as well as CMS’s recently proposed rulemaking.

Mediware Acquires Rock-Pond Solutions

Rock-Pond has provided business intelligence, analytics and services Mediware home infusion, HME, and specialty pharmacy customers.

AAHomecare, VGM Help Providers with ESRD Comments

Groups give providers information, templates and filing guidelines so that they make the Sept. 10 filing deadline for public comments on CMS's proposed rule.

Health Mobius Merges with Sister Company

Merging with HME buying group Red Moby positions the company for rapid expansion, says CEO.

Brightree Prepares for Annual User Summit

The software company offers a one-day user training event in conjunction with the upcoming Oct. 15-17 Medtrade event in Atlanta.

Vantage Mobility Partners with Ability360

The wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacturer donates van to non-profit.

87% of Providers Have Cut Provisioning Manual CRT Accessories

New report: the application of bid-derived reimbursement cuts to accessories has reduced providers’ ability to offer those items.

Team Gleason Partners Up with Quantum Rehab

The non-profit and CRT company work together to help people with ALS.



AAHomecare Releases Public Comments on ESRD Rule

Association catalogs a number of ways CMS can improve DMEPOS policies; urges more providers, stakeholders to submit comments.

Study: 42% of Women With Asthma Developed COPD Later

Researchers look for the cause behind rising incidence of asthma and COPD overlap syndrome in women.

VirtuOx Acquires Instant Diagnostic Systems

Healthcare IT company picks up diagnostic facility with home testing capabilities.

Supreme Medical Partners up with Green Roads

HME distributor will now sell CDB products, which company says could help providers drive additional cash revenue.

MAMES Offers Early Registration Discounts For 2018 Conference

Increased conference sponsorship provides savings on attendee registration for Oct. 3-5 event.

VGM Launches Map Tool for Finding Reimbursement Lines

Following CMS's proposed plan for addressing lapses in bid contracts, the online map helps suppliers easily determine where competitive bidding areas begin and end.

Study Shows Cost of Deliveries to Providers

As industry engages lawmakers during August recess, new data helps them show the true costs of providing HME.

Former HHS Secretary Heckler Passes Away

Current HHS head Azar recognized Margaret Heckler for her work in identifying the disparities in American healthcare.

Study: Not Investing in HME Costs CMS ‘Significantly’ More

Leitten Medicare Cost Shift study details how repeated cuts to DMEPOS reimbursement are sending patients back to the hospital and costing Medicare Part A as a result.

Forbes Covers CMS’s Bid Reforms

Economic researcher Wayne Winegarden notes bidding’s savings haven’t been sustainable and poor methodologies have caused access problems.

Industry Dives into August Advocacy Push

Congressional recess gives HME stakeholders a prime opportunity to discuss changes to CMS’s proposed ESRD rule, as well as broader bidding reforms.

Sunrise Acquires Magic Mobility

Buy will add Australian company’s all-terrain custom wheelchairs to Sunrise’s line of power chairs, manual wheelchairs, and scooters.

HMEB Kicks Off 2018 Product Awards

We are now accepting entries for our annual New Product of the Year competition; new category added.

OxyGo Moves HQ to Orlando

Oxygen equipment maker sales new Florida location will help it refine both its products and customer service.

Medtrade Serves up Several Retail Education

From special events to conference sessions, the event includes various opportunities to learn more about cash sales effectiveness.

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