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Fla., Okla., N.Y. Associations Seek Support on Legislation

The legislative efforts seek to protect state reimbursement rates and patient access for HME by blocking moves to privatize state Medicaid programs.

Numotion Expands Staff Expertise in Southern Missouri

Three employees bring more than 25 years’ experience to the region and are part of an ongoing expansion by the national CRT provider.

Medtrade Wests Adds ‘Welcome to Phoenix Preview Night’

The event will let attendees socialize at various bars set up on the show floor and stroll the show floor to get a head start on the expo portion of the annual HME event.

Home Care Delivered Receives Majority Equity Investment

Citing the overall trend toward healthcare in the home, private equity investors BPOC back provider’s plans for continued growth.

Medicare Sequestration Bill Now Law

The moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration reimbursement cut now lasts until Dec. 31.

Numotion Opens First New Hampshire Location

The new Manchester, N.H. facility is part of the national CRT provider’s expanding presence in the Northeast region.

Medtrade West Opens Registration, Offering ‘Smart Saver’ Rates

The special discount rates are the lowest possible prices for the annual industry conference and expo, slated for July 12-14 in Phoenix.

Medtrade East Launches Call for Presentations

Due April 30, the presentations can be either 60 or 90 minutes and can be submitted for various conference tracks at the Oct. 18-20 event in Atlanta.

Brightree Expands Relationship with RelayHealth

The new relationship and integration should make it easier for DME/HME pharmacies to access various programs from ReayHealth’s national network.

VGM releases Heartland Conference Education Schedule

The event, running Sept. 13-15, will feature both in-person presentations and a virtual component so that registrants can earn contact hours, as well as network with and learn from peers.



Sunset Acquires Two Skincare Products

RoEzIt Dermal Care and CPAP Moisture Therapy are designed to help increase patient comfort and compliance with oxygen and sleep therapy.

CMS Temporarily Holds Applying Sequester Cuts

While the extended moratorium on the 2% cuts officially ends April 1, CMS will continue holding off on applying them while Congress finishes related legislative action.

Former AAHomecare VP Passes Away

The well-known HME advocate developed a deep level of expertise in healthcare policy that he applied to the industry association’s efforts.

Western Medical Refreshes Lithium Battery Line

Now named the EXP PRO, the batteries can be used to power PAP devices while traveling and offer features that make them well suited to even more rugged activities, such as camping.

Senate Votes to Extend Pause on Sequester Cuts

The compromise legislation extends the moratorium until the end of the year. It now moves to the House for passage and then President Biden's office to be signed into law.

AAHomecare: O2 Rates Will Bolster Reimbursement for Years to Come

Besides adding $650 million in reimbursements for oxygen suppliers over the next 10 years, the recent win should pay other dividends industry advocates say.

RRI Unveils New Compact Multi-cylinder Cart

The rugged, open-front cart is designed to save space and more easily move oxygen cylinders around providers’ facilities.

CMS Publishes New Oxygen Fee Schedule

Starting April 1, the new rates don’t apply budget neutrality, resulting in an increase in reimbursement for oxygen products nationwide.

Glooko Raises $30 Million Financing

Funding will help maker of remote monitoring platform for diabetes patients accelerate its market growth.

ACHC Launches Two New Distinctions

New offerings help respiratory providers and providers of custom mobility products demonstrate their commitment to care management and quality of life.

TCT Unveils Immunization Certification Program

Certification program enables DME pharmacies to show they support the CDC’s COVID-19 requirements and helps them tap into new service opportunities.

JTEK Solutions Wins Innovation Award

National Kitchen & Bath Association recognizes Ohio provider of accessible home design solutions and services with Innovative Showroom Award.

Survey: COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc With Sleep Patients

New Philips survey shows 70% of people experienced new sleep challenges since the start of the pandemic — and 72% of patients who stopped therapy did so because of it.

FAHCS, ATHOMES Nix Virtual Events, Focus on In-Person Shows

Florida, Tenn. associations cancel their March events; FAHCS gears up for live event in August; ATHOMES makes ready for Sept. in-person conference.

Advocates Push to Extend Pause on Sequestration Cuts

With Medicare’s moratorium set to expire soon, AAHomecare and other advocates are reaching out to lawmakers to extend the suspension of the cuts until the end of 2021.

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