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Mediware Purchasing Kinnser Software

Deal should help software company become a sizable player in the alternate care market.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.

Medtrade Expands Expo Hours, Ends Wednesday

Tuesday and Wednesday of the expo will stay open longer; show will culminate with a Wednesday reception.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

RAC Reviews Underpayments Made on Group 3 Wheelchair Options

Effort by van Halem Group will see RAC recover incorrect reductions owed to suppliers

Industry Preps for Washington Conference

Next week’s series of legislative meetings will kick off with a keynote from Senate Finance Committee Oversight Counsel Brandt.

Blackburn Re-Introduces Prior Authorization Legislation

Bill aims to cut audit burden by requiring prior authorization for higher priced DME items.



Georgia’s DME Licensure Bill Becomes Law

Years-long advocacy, legislative effort culminates with Gov. Nathan Deal signing SB41 into law.

Erroneous Round 2019 Email Causes Kerfuffle

CBIC distributed a faulty email regarding a Round 2019 registration deadline over the weekend, causing confusion among HMEs.

Cure Debuts New Catheter

Catheter is designed to help men seeking a simple solution to self catheterization.

BOC Expands Headquarters

The company says the upgrade in space will help it grow with its customers.

AAHomecare Digs Deeper Into CMS’s Rural Rate Plan

Association research further shows how CMS’s newly implemented rates will hurt providers in rural and non-bid areas.

CMS Proceeds with Controversial Rural Rate Plan

Plan defies intent of CURES Act; AAHomecare head Ryan calls it a "slap in the face" for industry and lawmakers

CRT Stakeholders Take Their Message to Congress

Wide range of CRT advocates from across the country back legislation to protect CRT on Capitol Hill.

Sailing Underscores CRT’s Crucial Role

Powerful presentation from ALS patient and advocate Steve Saling reminds national CRT conference attendees why their efforts to protect CRT access are so important.

CMS Eases Adjudication Process for Serial Claims

DME MACs will change appeals of recurring claims for capped rental items and certain inexpensive and routinely-purchased items.

VGM Leases Retail Space for Heartland ‘Training Lab’

Adjacent to convention center 1,100-square foot showroom will feature innovative products and display concepts.

Ascensia Partners with The Dr. Oz Show to Help Diabetes Patients

Partnership launches a 60-day, ‘Take Charge’challenge to increase diabetes awareness and encourage better management of the condition.

More than 40% of Providers Have Abandoned Medicare Since July 2013

AAHomecare study of Medicare data also shows number of unique locations dropped by 38.7% during the same period.  

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