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UHC Fixes Uninsured Patient Funding Problem

A system error that was rejecting DME claims for uninsured patients under the CARES Act has been addressed.

HSS Pushes Provider Relief Application to Sept. 13

Agency extends the application deadline for Phase 2 General Distribution after expanding eligibility for the funds.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Unveils myMask App

The smartphone app includes a variety of resources including videos that help patients that are new to CPAP therapy.

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Pacey MedTech Unveils UI Device for Prostate Cancer Patients

Designed to help men who suffer urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery, the fully adjustable device stops leakages.

Sunrise Medical Acquires Leckey and Firefly

Integrating James Leckey Design’s brands will help Sunrise expand its reach into various global markets while also using its assets to accelerate the growth of its newly acquired brands.

Majority of Nursing Homes Now Operating at a Loss

New survey from AHCA and NCAL shows nursing homes might be getting aid but are directing their spending to PPE and staff due to COVID-19.

New RRI Site Adds Online Ordering Portal

The site lets providers carry out additional tasks, such as ‘favoriting’ frequently ordered items and adding custom logos to equipment.

Graham-Field Intros Finger Pulse Oximeter

The small device delivers oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and Perfusion Index measurement on a large LED display.

NEMEP Expands Virtual Experience

New York and New Jersey provider association has re-tooled its event once more to partner with MAMES to offer an Oct. 6-9 event that will feature both online conference sessions and a virtual exhibit hall.

Rehab Stakeholders Join National CRT Awareness Week

The nationwide NCART effort ran Aug. 10 to 14 to spread understanding of what CRT does, who it helps and why it is important. The week culminates in an effort to protect accessories for manual CRT chairs.



CU Takes Annual User Conference Virtual

Citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the maker of HME management system TIMS has moved its annual Users Group Conference to a an online experience this September.

Numotion Opens Madison, Wis. Location

The national CRT provider expands its footprint in the badger state with a facility that will be home to two assistive technology professionals (ATPs).

House Sign-on Letter Aims to Protect Manual CRT Users

Providers called on to urge their Representatives to sign Congressional letter urging CMS to remove accessories for manual CRT chairs from the competitive bidding program.

AAHomecare Rounds up Industry Issues in Play

While COVID-19 is at the fore of the industry’s mind, the next four months offer the industry to notch some policy wins on non-bid area rates, taxes on Cares relief, and CRT accessories

3B Medical Launches Prong-Free Cannula

New product designed to increase patient comfort and will work with continuous flow stationary concentrators as well as 3B’s Aer X POC.

HHS Pushes Deadline for Medicaid/CHIP Relief to Aug. 28

Agency extends application deadline for Medicaid providers and plans to reopen portal to certain Medicare providers from Aug. 10 until Aug. 28.

Prochant Expands Into Infusion Pharmacy 

The company pairs a new service line with the hire of a new VP of Business Development and Pharmacy Reimbursement Manager.

Report: COVID-19 Will Push Long-Term Telehealth Use in Medicare

Research effort shows telehealth use has skyrocketed more than 12,000% from before the public health emergency to the end of April, and Medicare Advantage is seeing a lot of that growth.

HHS’s COVID-19 PHE Extension Brings Continued Relief

The 90-day extension means continued CARES Act relief, relaxed regulations from CMS and state Medicaid programs, as well as from other payers.

NEMEP Unveils New Board of Directors & Virtual Meeting Agenda

The new event takes place Sept. 28-Oct.2 and will be provided free of charge for members and non-members. The new board includes varied members from across the region.

PAMS Secures COVID-19 Hazard Pay Eligibility for HMEs

After outreach from the association, the state includes HME providers in a special frontline health worker grant program that increases workers’ hourly wages for 10 weeks.

Nearly 100 Lawmakers Sign Round 2021 Letter

Last-minute push for a letter calling on HHS and CMS to delay Round 2021 of competitive bidding due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic garners signatures from 98 Representatives.

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WellSky Gets New Investment from TPG and LGP

HME software company has added Leonard Green & Partners as a new capital partner and has gained new investment from TPG Capital, which first invested in WellSky in 2016.

Medicare Advantage Use Continued to Rise in 2019

Between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019, Medicare Advantage use grew by 4%, according to data released by HME sales platform PlayMaker Health. The update also covers Home Health and Hospice.

Eppic Medical Acquires Mobül: The Mobility Store

Purchase of Long Beach-area retail provider of mobility devices, bath safety and lift chairs expands Eppic’s reach to Southern California HME users.

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