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VGM Releases Free Business Management Book

Member service organization is offering 2016 HME Business Playbook at no charge to all providers.

CMS Won’t Implement CRT Accessories Price Fix Until July 1

Despite PAMPA’s passage on Jan. 1, CMS says it cannot implement correct fees until summer, at which point providers can submit adjustments.

Stakeholders Advocate Freezing Expansion at ‘Phase-in’ Rates

Plan outlined by various organizations would lobby for bid expansion's reimbursement stay at the current 50-50 rates slated to expire at July 1.

MED Group, ACPN Strike Deal

Agreement broadens MED Group members’ reach to ACPN’s network of patients.

Seventh Annual RT Survey Starts

HME Business’s annual survey of respiratory professions now live; providers urged to participate.

Sleep Providers Invited to Take Survey

HME Business soliciting responses for its Q1 2016 sleep survey.

VGM, Essentially Women Join Forces

Member service organization focused on women’s health will continue to act as a standlone company.

VGM Insurance, AAHomecare Strike Pricing Deal

Insurance services provider and industry association partner to give AAHomcare members special rates on surety bonds and liability insurance.



Medtrade Spring Details Feb. 29 Workshops

Annual industry event will kick off with in-depth presentations covering DME certification, billing and A/R, sales, and a compression fitter’s course.

HME Spending Drops to 1.25% of Medicare Outlays

AAHomecare: While Medicare spending has skyrocketed since 2000, HME spending growth has remained flat.

3B Medical Commits to Stem Cell Research

Sleep company will dedicate share of profits to adult autologous stem cell research.

Harmar, 101 Mobility Give Boy a ‘Lift’

Lift maker and mobility provider team to donate a pool lift to 12-year-old Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy patient.

TayCar to Manage ATHOMES

Association management service adds Tennessee to its list of state-level HME associations that it helps organize.

Audit Key Goes Live

Providers urged to register for program that is collecting the hard data that will help make a strong case for reforming CMS’s audit program.

Medtrade Spring: HME's Face-to-Face Social Network

Feb. 29-March 2 event offers up a variety of networking opportunities to help HME providers share information, insights.

AAHomecare: Bi-Partisan Support Needed for Bidding Reforms

Industry association highlights the need for industry advocates to drive Democratic support for legislation that would protect rural providers from national bidding expasion.

ResMed Acquires Inova Labs

Purchase will expand ResMed’s line to include mobile and stationary treatment options for the COPD patient population.

Medela Sharpens NPWT Strategy

The launch of a new foam dressing kit puts company in the position of offering a full line of NPWT offerings.

AAHomecare: ‘Legislative Priorities Remain in Focus’

Association puts rural provider protection at top of HME agenda as industry enters 2016.

ETAC Acquires Convaid

Swedish mobility firm purchases U.S. maker of lightweight wheelchairs.

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