VGM Weighs Pros and Cons of ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Highlights from VGM's analysis of the competitive bidding and oxygen elements of CMS's proposed rule leave questions regarding how much the changes will actually help HME providers.

Letter from W.Va. Lawmakers to CMS Details Access Problems

Providers work with Congressional Representatives from state to emphasize to Administrator Verma that patients are encountering access issues.

PlayMaker Health Makes Strategic Post-Acute Acquisition

Buy of market intelligence company viaDirect should help PlayMaker refine its CRM and sales management solutions.

AAHomecare Crafting Reply to ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Association calling on providers to submit comments; says documenting negative impacts will help shape final rule.

VGM Unveils HME Woman of Year Committee

Five industry representatives will sit on the committee for award; nominations accepted through August 13.

VGM Video Explains ESRD Rule

Organization’s Higley and Brecher untangles details of CMS’s proposed changes for competitive bidding.

AAHomecare: ESRD Rule Needs Work

Association president outlines where CMS’s proposed changes to bidding help HME and where they fall short.

NuMotion Launches New Foundation

The CRT company will donate a portion of the profits from each new wheelchair sold to benefit individuals with disabilities.

CMS Proposes Several Competitive Bidding Changes

The changes include a new ‘lead item’ rule, and a new method for setting single payment amounts, as well as rural relief and oxygen reimbursement changes.

ResMed Partners with Verily For Sleep Apnea Initiative

The two companies will combine technology resources to identify and reach untreated sleep apnea sufferers.

Child Benefits from One More Heartland Giveaway

After June donations of mobility equipment, EZ-ACCESS donates vertical platform lift to girl with SMA.

VGM Revs up for ‘August of Action’

VGM helps members prepare for August advocacy effort that will concentrate on several regulatory and policy objectives.

Quantum Rehab to Offer CEU Courses at Medtrade

The power wheelchair manufacturer will offer two new continuing education classes at the October 15-17 conference.

Cure Medical Releases Pocket-Sized Catheter Kit

New catheter kit for men allows for easy and discreet transport for single-use device.

VGM Studying Delivery Costs

VGM Government Relations is calling on providers to participate in a survey of delivery costs in order to generate information that will reinforce industry’s case on Capitol Hill.

CMS Schedules Next DME Open Door Forum

July 11 conference call will address the Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, other home health, hospice and DME issues.

U.S. Rehab, Vendors Benefit Children’s Charity at Heartland

For the third consecutive year, VGM’s U.S. Rehab worked with chair makers to donate equipment to children needing mobility solutions.

MedPAC Report Suggests Adding Products to Bidding

Despite CMS’s acknowledgement of competitive bidding problems in its IFR, annual report to Congress doubles-down on program by suggesting additional products.

Bonafide Upgrades its Customer Service

HME billing and business management software company adopts cloud-based customer service solution from Zendesk.

FOCUS Conference Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s health conference, FOCUS, is seeking presentation submissions from industry experts

Coleman: Industry Accountability Project Needs Support

Half of the country has an HME advocate assigned to lawmakers, but providers in remaining areas need to commit before the industry has full coverage.

VGM Opens Nominations for 2018 HME Woman of the Year

Third annual edition of award program recognizes women HME professionals for their leadership and contributions to the HME industry.

Heartland Speakers: Providers Must Comment on IFR

In addition to limited rural relief, the IFR provides a platform for public comments, which industry advocates are calling on providers to post by July 9 in order to help shape bidding policy.

Most PAP Resupply Claims Don’t Pass Medicare Muster

New report from HHS OIG says claims for replacement positive airway pressure device supplies didn’t comply with Medicare’s requirements.

H.R. 4229 Tops 150 Backers

As more lawmakers sign-on, industry continues lobbying push being legislation that would provide stronger rural relief than recent IFR.

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