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AAHomecare’s Ryan: Down But Not Out

Industry association leader explains next steps in reining in bid expansion.

Bid Expansion Reform Not Part of Spending Bill

Legislative language that would have protected rural providers from bid expansion was not put into year-end omnibus spending bill; effort to back bid reform and CRT protection bills in House and Senate continues.

Study: Rural Medicare Beneficiaries Will Lose HME Access

Report examines prospects for rural patients in the wake of national bidding expansion.

Video: MiraVista Hosts Free Fee Schedule Webinar

Available at three different times and as an archive, webcast provides strategic information on CMS's 2016 fee schedule reductions.

Population of Remotely Monitored Patients Hit 4.9 million in 2015

Number of remotely monitored patients expected to reach 36.1 million by 2020, with sleep being a key market drive, according to new study.

CMS Releases Corrected Fee Schedule

Schedule outlines the DME reimbursement that will apply after the Jan. 1 bid expansion.

Bill to Reform Bid Expansion Hits House

Providers urged to lobby on behalf of H.R. 4185 and S.2312 now, in hopes legislation can get attached to debt ceiling legislation before Dec. 11 vote.

Providers Urged to Attend Free Legislative Webinar Friday

AAHomecare webinar outlines CMS’s bid expansion and how HME professionals can help reform that plan.



EZ-ACCESS Unveils Power Door Opener

CONCIERGE opener aims to increase residential accessibility by easing the opening and closing of doors.

Industry Keeps up Fight Against Bid Expansion

As Jan. 1 expansion date approaches, providers and associations advance legislation to reform CMS’s plan.

Healthcare Spending Grew 5.3% in 2014

Consumer out-of-pocket health spending ticked up 1.3% for the year, according to annual national health expenditure report.

CMS Adjusting 2016 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

CMS identified errors in amounts for some items and will release revised fee schedule within the next week.

E-Source Off for the Holiday

HME-business.com will not distribute a Nov. 27 edition of the e-Source e-newsletter; we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

CRT Legislation Making Progress

NCART calls on providers to continue their advocacy push to help protect CRT from bid expansion.

Bid Expansion Legislation Launched in Senate

S. 2312, the DME Access and Stabilization Act, would decrease expansion's impact on rural providers by altering pricing, timeline.

Medforce Unveils New 'Apps' Offering

Medforce Apps aims to cut provider software costs by offering turnkey solutions for specific workflows.

Ride Designs Moves into Expanded Facility

New, 32,000-square-foot facility will house all aspects of wheelchair seating company’s operations.

ResMed Picks Up Denmark’s Maribo Medico

Acquisition of Danish sleep and respiratory care provider capitalizes on 15-year distribution relationship.

Medtrade Spring Launches Early Registration

Now in effect, discounts offer $75 off the expo and more than $200 off the conference for the Feb. 29-March 2 event.

HME Legal Expert to Discuss Retail

Brown & Fortunato’s Baird to discuss how providers can comply with federal and state laws that impact retail HME sales during Nov. 19 webinar.

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