PAMES Meets with Staff of House HME Champion

Representatives of the Oregon and Washington association, along with VGM Government Relations, met with staff for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Ore.).

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Doubled in Past Decade

A new study shows Medicare Advantage now accounts for 42 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, with 26 million individuals enrolled in the program.

Louisiana House Passes Ventilator Protections

Legislation preventing insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators moves to Senate.

Rehab Medical Expands Into Tennessee

CRT company announces it is moving into the Nashville market to serve mobility users as part of a broader expansion strategy.

Medline to Purchase Hudson RCI Respiratory Products

Acquisition of a significant portion of the Hudson RCI line of respiratory products from Teleflex will not only broaden Medline’s product portfolio but expand its manufacturing capabilities.

OxyGo acquires LIFE Corporation

The purchase of the company, which specializes in emergency oxygen, marks a ‘logical next step’ in expanding OxyGo’s expertise

AAHomecare Ranks Medicare Reimbursement Priorities

Association outlines how HME industry can capitalize on an ‘unprecedented opportunity’ to obtain meaningful reimbursement adjustments.

Prochant Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

The certification means that the company’s RCM system for HME providers and pharmacies meets a broad range of government regulations and industry standards for information security. 

Amigo Mobility Earns Best Small Business Award

An organization that helps small businesses in the Wolverine State grow will honor the company for its ability to adapt to a changing environment while continuing to innovate.

AAHomecare Considering Breast Pump Policy Coalition

Association is hosting exploratory call on May 27 to examine breast pump policies, legislation and regulations. Any interested HME stakeholders are invited to attend.

VGM Heartland Registration Now Open

Special Early Bird pricing is available until July 15 for the 20th anniversary edition of the event, which will be held in person September 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Motion Acquires A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited

The addition of the British Columbia provider’s business brings Motion’s nationwide footprint to 42 locations in Canada.

National Ramp Sponsors United Spinal Association

Access ramp company’s premier sponsorship includes support for associations June Roll on Capitol Hill advocacy event.

Brightree Patient Collections named Best New Healthcare Payment Tech

The fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough Awards program recognized the system, which is designed to address common challenges in HME patient collections.

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Industry Continues to Face Supply-Side Frustrations

Narrowed supply chains are still bottlenecking product availability for providers as well as pushing prices higher. How is the industry responding?

Zyter Launches ZyterHome Assist RPM Solution

System helps providers and physicians connect with various devices to monitor and manage at-home patient health conditions.

Registration Open for International Seating Symposium

The 37th annual ISS will run Oct. 28-30 at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center, with pre-conference workshops slated for Oct. 26-27.

Medtrade West Registration Discounts Still Available

While the SmartSaver rates are no longer available, substantially discounted Early Rates for expo passes and conference passes are still available until May 15.

NuvoAir Unveils NuvoAir Cough

Mobile app that records coughs to help identify exacerbations and other disease activity in respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD.

Medtrade East Presentation Deadline Arrives

Prospective speakers must submit their 60- or 90-minute presentations on Friday, April 30 in order to have them consider for the upcoming October event.

QS/1 Integrates with Google’s Pointy

DME pharmacies and community pharmacies using QS/1 Pharmacy Management can now reach more local shoppers by showing them their inventory online thanks to the integration.

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HME’s Bottom Line Success

AAHomecare advocacy efforts have resulted in policy and regulatory wins that have driven more than $2 billion back to HME providers’ budgets. How does the association plan to build on those wins?

Study Offers More Data on COVID’s Sleep Impact

Even as the nation’s vaccination rate climbs and more Americans come out of lockdown, COVID-19’s impact on sleep continues to be felt.

AAHomecare Partners with PR Firm to Highlight HME’s Value

PR firm will work with association to generate news coverage and opinion articles conveying the industry’s value on a national and state level.

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.

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