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Zyter Launches Remote Monitoring for Home Setting

The system aims to support a broad array of healthcare devices so that care providers can easily and cheaply monitor patients' in-home care.

Health Mobius Extends e-Commerce Services to Pharmacies

Independent pharmacies can now tap into turnkey webstores that let their clients choose and purchase from more than 40,000 HME and wellness products.

Emerald Cancels In-Person Medtrade 2020

Conference and expo originally slated for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta will not take place due to COVID-19, but Emerald will host a virtual event.

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1105 Media, Inc. Will Close on Election Day to Allow Employees to Vote and Volunteer

Election Day has been designated as an official company holiday

Manual CRT Letter Garners 41 Backers

The letter calling on CMS to not apply competitive bidding rates to manual CRT accessories reimbursement has gone to the agency, while NCART continues advocating on the issue.

COVID-19 Hasn’t Stopped M&A Activity

HME industry mergers and acquisitions firm Vertess touts closing four industry transactions during Q2 and Q3.

Round 2021 Details Remain Unknown

With the scheduled bid amounts release date long past, AAHomecare presses CMS for details.

HHS to Open Aid Reporting Portal

Providers that received more than $10,000 from the Provider Relief Fund will have to report to the agency via a portal by Feb. 15.

NCART Elects New Officers and Board Members

Newly elected officers include a new president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, as well as board positions.

One Less CBD Thinks ‘Outside the Pill Bottle’

New anti-inflammatory cream marries CBD with traditional analgesics to give providers and patients a product with no THC.



WellSky Foundation Donates $50K to Senior Research Effort

Donation to Meals on Wheels America will fund effort to study how to better track and respond to factors impacting the health of seniors living at home.

Providers Push House Sign-on Letter Right to the Deadline

Sept. 18 deadline looms for providers to get their Representatives to sign a House letter urging CMS to stop basing reimbursement for manual CRT accessories on competitive bidding rates.

Industry Continues Driving for H.R. 2771 Support

Advocates have convinced 81 lawmakers to back a bill extending rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protecting oxygen funding, but are calling on providers to help get more.

Surgical Dressing and Knee Orthosis Codes Could See Post-Pay Reviews

The review from CGS is the result of errors and high payouts for four codes, and should impact claims filed prior to the COVID-19 PHE.

2020 Mobility Product Award Winners Announced

HMEB sister magazine Mobility Management has recognized the winning companies in its Mobility Product Award 2020 program. The contest attracted a wide variety of entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

Numotion Foundation and United Negro College Fund Create Scholarship

Scholarship will primarily provide college tuition and housing help for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities.

Lexia.Solutions Launches Two Accessibility Solutions

New relocatable patient lifts let wheelchair users have better access into and within facilities and the home while remaining in their chair.

New Bill Aims to Fix Rural Oxygen Payment Disparity

H.R. 8158 would address the fact that rates for oxygen concentrators in some rural areas are significantly lower than rates in competitive bidding areas.

Providers Urged to Help Drive H.R. 2771 Support

Bill that would extend rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protect oxygen funding, currently sits at 79 co-sponsors — and needs more.

Eighteen State Associations Join MAMES Conference

Members of associations representing 41 states will attend MAMES’s Oct. 6-9 virtual conference and exhibition.

ResMed Debuts AirTouch N20

The company’s first nasal CPAP mask made with memory foam, the AirTouch N20 adapts to the curves and contours of the user’s face.

Medtrade West Opens Call for Presentations

Presenters have until Sept. 18 to submit presentations for the event, which is slated for April 12-14, 2021 in Phoenix, Ariz.

HME Woman of the Year Announces 2020 Finalists

The winner from the four finalists will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.

Signature Deadline for House CRT Letter Pushed to Sept. 18

Providers called on to redouble efforts to get their Representatives to sign Congressional letter urging CMS to stop basing reimbursement for manual CRT accessories on competitive bidding rates.

AAHomecare Presses Anthem on Rates

After insurer cut reimbursement in July despite COVID-19 costs, HME association highlighted the disparity between Anthem’s funding and Medicare’s rates for HME during the health emergency.

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