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Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled Since 1980

Global adult diabetes population surged to 422 million by 2014 according to latest the World Health Organization study

Rural Bid Reform Garners More Support

S.2736 adds Sens. Stabenow, Lankford to pool of co-sponsors for reform of national bidding expansion.

Respiratory Groups Push for Ventilator Coverage Changes

Leading clinician groups submit reconsideration of current Medicare NCD for home ventilators, including bi-level devices, to CMS.

New Graham-Field Site Features Education Offerings

New brand identify effort includes revised corporate website that offers a ‘community’ of articles and educational resources.

Audit Key’s Date for Entering First Quarter Data Fast Approaching

Providers can submit their information into the special audit tracking program starting on April 15.

Round Two Re-Compete Sees 7.1 Percent Overall Cut

AAHomecare analysis: Nearly every product category impacted by the re-compete suffered reimbursement cuts.

Convaid Expands Collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy

Mobility equipment maker has committed to a schedule of pediatric product donations in North America.

VGM Unveils Heartland Conference Line Up

Fifteenth installment of annual event features 16 conference tracks, including a new ‘Big Ideas’ category.



Universal Software Solutions acquires Metridoc

HME software company purchases document imaging and content management application from Titan Solutions.

AAHomecare Outlines S.2736 Action Plan

Association calls on industry to help push legislation in Senate while priming House lawmakers to back nascent companion bill due in April.

Round Two Re-Compete: Reimbursement Continues to Slide

Initial analysis from AAHomecare shows latest SPAs show significant cuts sprinkled with mixed gains.

Bidding Relief Bill Launched in Senate

Sens. Thune and Heitkamp introduce Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act to delay national bid expansion’s July 1 reimbursement cuts.

Scientific Journal Covers Study on Bidding’s Impact on Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care covers pivotal study showed that Round One saw disrupted access to supplies.

VIDEO: Invacare Debuts Virtual Reality Mobility Videos

Viewers can immerse themselves in 360-degree videos of handcycling athletes, or take power mobility tours of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and Museum of Natural History.

Mediware Releases CPR+ Business Intelligence

Business analytics suite will help providers using CPR+ analyze trends, track performance, anticipate needs.

CMS Unveils Latest Round Two SPAs, Contract Offers

AAHomecare currently analyzing reimbursement cuts, but initial industry reaction is that the latest re-compete hits providers hard.

Coming Bidding Reform Legislation Includes Key Provision

Bill would prohibit CMS from using payment amounts from pervious bids as the ceiling for future bids.

Focus 2016 Conference Invites Speakers

Annual Essentially Women event calls for experts to participate in its annual event, slated for Sept. 25-26 event.

AAHomecare Commissions Study of Provider Costs

Association contracts with consulting firm to definitively study costs associated with providing HME and related services

3B Medical Enters Oxygen Space

Sleep equipment maker makes first foray into oxygen equipment market with launch of stationary concentrator.

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