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Leckey Debuts the Firefly GottaGo

Part of a product group designed for special needs kids, the chair incorporates a variety of unique design features aimed at making toileting easier.

Supreme Medical Fulfillment Joins GAMES

The HME distributor will showcase its fast delivery turnaround at the Georgia HME association’s upcoming August meeting.

AASM Shares Information, Resources for Philips Recall

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is hosting its second online presentation on the recall on June 25, has posted a recording of a previous webinar, and has posted online resources to help sleep therapy stakeholders.

RRI Responds to Philips Recall

The respiratory equipment notes that its Purify 03 devices are made for cleaning accessory items such as masks and tubing, not the core PAP therapy devices where PE-PUR foam is located.

CMS Extends Rate Protections for Manual CRT Accessories

After the industry pushed to back a Congressional sign-on letter to CMS, the agency will delay applying competitive bidding-derived rates to the accessories for another 90 days.

AdaptHealth Appoints Griggs as CEO

Griggs assumes the role of full CEO after his fellow co-CEO resigns after being charged by Danish authorities for personal activity unrelated to the company.

Virtis Health's Infusion Footprint Grows Several Sizes

The company says its infusions centers now cover multiple metro areas in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. Expansion is part of an effort to take its services nationwide.

Providers Called to Support Congressional Letter by Friday

Stakeholders have until close of business on June 18 to secure signatures for House sign-on letter calling on CMS to extend soon-to-expire protections that exempt manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding.

Humana Agrees to Acquire onehome

The acquisition will accelerate the development of Humana’s strategy to provide value-based home health services.

Philips Recalls Millions of Sleep Devices and Ventilators

The company outlined instructions for patients and HME providers for recall related to the breakdown of noise abatement foam used in devices that could cause health risks and could possibly become toxic or carcinogenic.



Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Brakes on MCO Plan

State’s top court rules the state’s Oklahoma Health Care Authority cannot implement managed care for its Medicaid program.

Louisiana Senate Upvotes Ventilator Protections

A unanimous vote approves legislation that prevents insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators.

Graham-Field Rolls Out New Forearm Rollator

The feature-heavy rollator is designed to help users upright for improved comfort and confidence.

Abilities Expo Returns In-Person This Month

The first of several regional in-person mobility and complex rehab events will take place June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Private Equity Firms to Acquire Medline

A consortium of private equity investors purchase a majority stake in the national distributor, but the company's family management will remain in place.

Scharenbroich to Keynote VGM’s Heartland

Emmy Award winner and author Mark Scharenbroich will speak at the 20th anniversary of VGM’s education conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Rehab Medical Opens Orlando Location

The company reports that it continues to see high demand for mobility products and services in Florida.

MACs’ Post-payment Review Broadened

MACs may now conduct post-payment medical reviews of items and services with dates of service after March 2020.

CMS Releases More Details on Round 2021 Bids

Analysis from AAHomecare shows a large portion of the bids were for the 13 removed categories and came from first-time bidders.

AAHomecare Prioritizes Extending Rural and Non-CBA Relief

The CARES Act’s reimbursement provisions helped rural suppliers and those in other non-bid areas, but they expired when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

FAHCS, ACMESA Open Registration for Summer Meetings

The Florida event will run Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, and the North Carolina event will be held Aug. 18-19 in Wrightsville Beach.

VGM Govt. Relations: Engage Lawmakers at Townhalls

Members of the House will be in districts until June 14, giving HME stakeholders an opportunity to advocate during Representatives’ constituent meetings.

NCART Pushes to Extend Telehealth for CRT

Association calls on CRT stakeholders to advocate on behalf of a bill that would expand telehealth access, as well as to complete a survey on examples of telehealth in CRT.

Team@Work Sales BootCamp Debuting at Medtrade West

The full-day event will run July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center and will provide sales insights, tactics, leadership training and more.

CAMPS Slates Fall Conference

The annual meeting for the California HME association will take place on Sept. 8 in Long Beach, Calif. 

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