SIGVARIS Group Acquires BiaCare

Purchase expands compression maker’s offerings for patients in need of medically-complex compression therapy options.

House Gets Rural Relief Bill

With the Washington Legislative Conference around the corner, House lawmakers introduce legislation that would reform bid expansion to protect rural access.

Latest AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award Recipient Named

KYMESA President Thad Connally to receive honor at this month’s AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference.

House Rural Relief Bill Likely to Drop Next Week

House should see companion to Senate legislation that aims to reform bid expansion and fix the bid ceiling; AAHomecare urges providers to keep up advocacy support.

BOC Sunsets Orthotic, Prosthetic, Pedorthic Certifications

Accrediting and credentialing organization says move will not impact existing certificants.

America’s 65-plus Population to Double over Next 30 Years

Latest NIA report on aging shows more Americans are living longer, setting stage for increased DME demand.

Most Uncontrolled Asthma Patients Mistaken About Condition

New study shows 67% of patients incorrectly believe their condition is under control, which could impact treatment.

Compass Health Brands Acquires Strengthtape

Holder of many brands in the DME market picks up maker of the official kinesiology tape of Ironman events.

Memory Expert to Deliver ‘Unforgettable’ Heartland Keynote

Bob Gray will show conference attendees how to enhance their HME businesses by training their memory.

Providers Need to Learn About Key Audit Changes

Webinar from senior Van Halem Group expert Kelly Grahovac to identify new audit trends, and explain how providers should prepare.

CMS Awards Round Two Recompete Contracts

Announcement follows March release of SPAs; CMS executed 586 DMEPOS competitive bidding program contracts.

AAHomecare, Advocates Hit the Hill

Industry legislative experts have been meeting with legislators for a week to push for S. 2736 and rural bid expansion reform.

New Senate Bill Boosts Disabled Vets Financial Stability

Sens. Thune, Schatz launch bill that would provide disabled veterans with a permanent COLA adjustment.

Reps. Blackburn, Ellmers to Speak at Washington Legislative Conference

Industry champions will share insights with attendees at May 25-26 industry advocacy event.

CMS Slates Next DME Open Door Forum

May 4 conference call will address various agenda items, including implementation of prior authorization.

Industry Prepares for Fast-Approaching AAHomecare Washington Conference

At the top of the May 25-26 event’s agenda are efforts to drive support for legislation that would delay next round of national bid expansion cuts.

ResMed Files Patent Infringement Suit Against 3B/BMC

Action alleges two BMC’s flow generators infringe ResMed patent; 3B/BMC labels the move ‘desperate.’

Lifeflo Gears up to Offer Cash O2 Product

Company’s three oxygen offerings include an over-the-counter retail option that delivers emergency oxygen without prescription.

Senate Finance Committee Pushes for Expansion Delay

Leadership of key committee in upper chamber urge HHS to delay the July 1 round of cuts that will impact rural patients, providers.

Medtrade 2016 Launches Call for Papers

Annual fall event invites industry experts to share their expertise at Oct. 31-Nov. 3 event in Atlanta.

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