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Many HME Categories Still See High Overturn Rates

Latest Audit Key survey shows continued appeal determinations in favor of providers for several mainstay offerings.

Number of Providers Continues to Slip

Provider numbers see significant drop from 2013 to now, including provider of major HME categories such as wheelchairs and oxygen.

Study: Most COPD Patients Not Receiving PAP Therapy Despite Benefits

Modern PAP therapy has the potential to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, yet most COPD patients go without.

SleepQuest Acquires Grove Medical Equipment

Transaction intended to provide continuity of care for Grove Medical Equipment customers.

Nominations Open for 2017 HME Woman of the Year Award

Program recognizes women who are strong industry supporters; VGM Group accepting nominations through August 14.

Hawaii Legislates Assistance for Family Caregivers

State offers voucher to help families pay for support services for elders, a growing segment of the population.

TRICARE to Comply with CURES Act

Letters from military insurance program indicate it will work with providers to adjust past claims to align with CURES reimbursement rates.

AAHomecare Prioritizes Payer Relations

Association elevates Laura Williard as vice president of payer relations, enhances relations with various payers beyond Medicare



Support Called for Rural Reform Sign-on Letter

Deadline for Senators to sign their names to the letter has been extended to July 11.

Brightree Acquires AllCall Connect

Buy will help sleep providers and their patients through improved resupply orders, which have been shown to increase compliance.

CMS Exempts CRT Accessories from Bidding-Derived Pricing

Concerted advocacy push combined with sympathetic agency leadership and lawmaker involvement pays off with protection for CRT providers, patients.

U.S. Rehab, Rifton Give Back at Heartland

The VGM division and vendor work with Iowa children’s charity to present adaptive tricycles to four youths with special needs.

Responsive Respiratory Celebrates 15-year anniversary

Manufacturer and distributor has focused its business on various high-pressure oxygen solutions.

Medtrade Early Registration Underway

Attendees can save significant sums off expo and conference registration for show, which now culminates in a Wednesday evening reception.

House Letter Offers Tool for Regulatory Reform

The Congressional sign-on letter wrapped with 154 signatures, giving Price, Verma leverage for internal bidding reforms at CMS.

COPD Takes Its Toll on Patients in Multiple Ways

Patients feel a variety of physical symptoms, including some “mysterious” problems, as well as emotional issues.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

VGM Members Packing for Waterloo

Next week’s Heartland Conference and Expo aims to offer a heavy schedule of education, along with some entertainment.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

California Respiratory Provider Catches a Break on Audits

Home Oxygen Company’s president shares how her oxygen and sleep business earned a reprieve on CPAP and O2 audits.

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