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Comfort Medical, Wheel:Life, Woody Foundation Help Quadriplegics

Three entities will work together to spread awareness about special kits that help quadriplegics and other patients.

Bidding Fight Shifts to Lame Duck Strategy

AAHomecare, advocates focus legislative efforts on Congressional session beginning after November elections.

QS/1 Releases eNGAGE Interface

Workflow process now connects with platform that helps pharmacists and technicians better manage patient-focused activities.

Third Audit Key Survey Opens October 15

Providers urged to add their audit data to help demonstrate audit program’s burdensome nature.

Las Vegas Review-Journal Calls for Rural Relief

Industry’s media outreach efforts to reform bid expansion continue to have increased high-profile payoff in the headlines.

Respiratory Stakeholders Meet to Outline New Care Models.

After an initial study and meetings between various groups, an AAHomecare council is working to develop new models for chronic respiratory care.

Congress Leaves Hill with Bid Reform Unresolved

As lawmakers focus on election season, national bid expansion continues to impact rural providers, patients; HME advocates set sights on lame duck session.

O2 Concepts Recognized for Workplace

Oxygen equipment maker named one of the top 50 places to work in Southern Conn.



Drive DeVilbiss Expands e-Commerce Retailer Program to Canada

The Program aims to help online HME retailers optimize their online business efficiency.

Audit Denials Increased 6% from Q4 2015 to Q2 2016

Latest HME Audit Key report shows increase audit activity; AAHomecare urges providers to share their data.

Brightree Gears up for 2016 User Summit

Co-located at Medtrade, Oct. 31 event offers hands-on training, education and networking.

Industry Outreach Extending to Lawmakers, Media

HME advocates work to communicate need for bidding reform on both Capitol Hill, as well as with various news outlets.

AAHomecare Calls for Case Manager Stories

Association is collecting accounts from discharge planners, case managers, social workers on patients’ difficulties getting DME.

Major Hospital Slams Bidding in Comments to CMS

University of California Health System urges CMS to re-evaluate program’s impact, claiming it has seen significant problems obtaining DME.

Non-Invasive Ventilation Greatly Cuts COPD Patient Risks

Study says patients with at-home, non-invasive ventilation in addition to oxygen therapy aw 51% decreased risk of re-hospitalization or death..

Contour Products Launches Training Webinar

Interactive training session demonstrates the ways CPAP pillows can address the needs of various sleep patients.

AAHomecare Conference Call Urges Rural Bid Reforms

Call focused at news media included various HME providers who detailed impact of bid expansion’s impact on their businesses.

VGM Urges Hospitals to Fight Bid Expansion

VGM Government Relations calls on hospitals to help protect patient access to DME as September legislative efforts intensify.

CMS Revises CMS-855S, 2016 Fee Schedule

DMEPOS providers must use revised enrollment application starting Jan. 1, 2017; fee schedule changes impact 66 codes.

Video: C-SPAN Interviews AAHomecare’s Ryan

Association president and CEO makes case for reforming competitive bidding, follows up with SIRIUS/XM appearance.

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