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AAHomecare Calls for Final, 30-Day Advocacy Push

As July 1 cuts loom large, industry association urges providers to help lobby on behalf of S.2736 and H.R. 5210; three recent developments could bolster those efforts.

Report: Many Round Two Contract Suppliers Weren’t Licensed

New HHS OIG study affirms that multiple Round Two contract holders didn't have required state-level licenses, which could help industry's push to delay July 1 cuts.

High Stakes for HME on Capitol Hill

Optimism and realism color rural provider advocates’ opinions during last week’s Washington Legislative Conference visits.

ResMed Astral Ventilators Join AirView Network

Cloud connectivity lets physicians and HME providers remotely monitor home life support patients.

AAHomecare: Coming Weeks Critical for Rural Relief

Association calls on providers to drive advocacy for House and Senate bid expansion reform bills.

Scooter Store Execs Sidestep Criminal Charges

Justice Department says it will not file charges against leaders of now-defunct mobility scooter provider.

National CRT Conference Slated for July

First-ever joint RESNA/NCART/NRRTS Assistive Technology Conference will be held July 12-14 in Arlington, Va.

VGM, Providers to Testify at Regulatory Fairness Hearings

Next step in grassroots push to speak before SBA will occur on May 16 at University of South Maine.



DME MACs Revise Ventilator Coding, Coverage Requirements

HME industry advocacy efforts help see removal of the imminent death criteria from the Frequent and Substantial Servicing category.

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.

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.

Latest AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award Recipient Named

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

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.

CMS Awards Round Two Recompete Contracts

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

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.

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