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VIDEO: Azar Discusses HME With Senate Finance

Sen. Thune queries HHS Secretary nominee on the CURES Act and the Interim Final Rule regarding rural and non-bid area reimbursement.

Wound Care Market Will Hit $45B by 2024

New market research from GlobalData shows a variety of forces fostering market growth, including key HME offerings.

CMS Relaxes Timetable for CURES Changes

CMS has backed off from its Dec. 31, 2017 deadline and stated it will work with state Medicaid programs on their compliance, reimbursement plans.

Rehab Medical Expands Clinical Team

National CRT provider moves a key director into a new role and adds an experienced therapist to its team.

Next Round of HME Audit Key Submissions Starts Jan. 15

Industry audit survey will go from quarterly to half-year reports, includes new report benefit.

Senate Finance Committee to Hear Azar on Jan. 9

AAHomecare submits questions to committee members for the HHS Secretary nominee’s confirmation hearing.

TwelveStone Health Partners, VirtueRN Partner to Develop Post-Acute System

Solution would aim to increase communication and cohesion for referrals, providers and patients in HME, infusion and medication services.

Effort to Designate HME Contacts for Lawmakers Picks up Momentum

The effort has established contacts for 57 percent of Congress with 27 states completely covered, but many more contacts are still needed.



Industry Bills End Year on Firm Footing

Rural relief bill H.R. 4229 notches 98 co-sponsors as Congress heads home, and H.R. 3730, the CRT accessories bill, closes 2018 with 77 signatures.

e-Source Takes Holiday Break

HME Business presses pause on the online newsletter service, which will re-start January 5.

Home Infusion Stakeholders Push S. 1738

Already receiving House approval, legislation would create a transitional pay structure to ensure Medicare continues adequate funding for home infusion services.

GF Health Products Acquires Intensa, Inc.

Purchase of Medical and laboratory Furniture maker includes addition of 40,000 square-foot manufacturing facility.

CMS Release First CURES-Related Medicaid Update

A State Operational Technical Advisory call discussed tool for comparing Medicare and Medicaid rates and explained reporting process.

Dobson Study an Important Lobbying Tool

Study of Medicare's negative impact on beneficiaries should play a key role in current industry lobbying efforts.

Dec. 15 Last Day for Substantial Medtrade Spring Discount

Friday is the last day to take advantage of especially low registration rate for the 2018 edition of the spring conference and expo.

Calif. Provider Meets with Rep. Denham and CMS’s VERMA

Home Oxygen Company discusses industry challenges with lawmaker and CMS administrator.

Kids Mobility Network Surpasses $5 Million

Program has contributed both durable medical equipment and fitting and care from licensed professionals.

Rehab Medical Revamps Its Website

Site redesign aims to help patients through insurance process as it relates to complex rehab.

50 Cystic Fibrosis Patients to Receive Free AffloVests

High frequency chest wall oscillation devices will be distributed this month to help aid airway clearance.

Advocates Move to Reinforce Legislative Relationships

AAHomecare, state associations, VGM, MED work to identify a primary and secondary contact for every member lawmaker.

10 Retail Best Practices for HME Providers

Enact a plan that gets customers through your store to buy products that meet their particular needs.

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