Two Doctors Convicted in $31 Million DME Scheme

Those involved acquired patient referrals and signed doctors’ orders by paying kickbacks to marketers who used overseas call centers to solicit Medicare beneficiaries for unneeded DME.

Stand Up for Homecare Registration Opens

Tickets are now available for the key networking event, to be held on March 29 during the upcoming Medtrade conference and expo.

Covid-19 PHE Ending on May 11

Biden Administration announces an end to the public health emergency that goes beyond its current April 11 cut-off.

Invacare Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Invacare and two U.S. subsidiaries are involved in the filings, while the rest of its global business is not involved.

ACU-Serve, Beyond HME Partnership

Live-call solutions company led by an industry veteran enters into a deal that will provide a variety of services to ACU-Serve’s clients.

ECRI Ranks HME Recall Gaps as 2023’s Top Health Hazard

Recall notices of medical devices often don’t reach patients, and when they do, they often use confusing language.

Virginia Legislation Would Boost Medicaid Reimbursements

A pair of legislative efforts would raise Medicaid reimbursements in the state and authorize Medicaid coverage of CRT wheelchairs for patients living in nursing facilities.

ATHOMES Opens Registration for 2023 Spring Conference

Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors for the event, which runs April 19-20 in Nashville, Tenn.

ALJ Overturns Disputed Claims Against VieMed

An ALJ has overturned all disputed claims from a 2021 HHS OIG report, and Medicare Administrative Contractors have returned 100 percent of the recouped funds to the provider.

RedSail Unveils Axys Pharmacy Software

Cloud-based management system for long-term care pharmacies aims to reduce training time and provide better visibility into operations.

ACMESA Updates Winter Meeting Agenda

Registration is underway for the Feb. 21-22 conference and exhibit show, which will be held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

DoD Awards TRICARE Managed Care Contracts for 2024

A total of $136 Billion in TRICARE Managed Care Support Contracts will be split between two major health contractors.

Telesair Receives $22 Million Backing for Home Respiratory Solution

Pasaca Capital and Honeywell finance Telesair’s effort to produce a High Flow Oxygen solution to help get patients into the homecare setting.

Smart Lamp Detects, Helps Prevent Falls for Seniors

Lamp monitors for distress indicators and summons help in the event of falls. It can also prevent falls by automatically illuminating rooms when seniors get up at night.

ACHC Report Highlights Frequent DMEPOS Deficiencies

A review of surveys shows 13 standards commonly cited, with standards related to product cleaning, storage and safety topping the list.

VGM Releases Playbook That Forecasts 2023

The member group’s first Playbook of the year looks at marketplace trends the industry can expect to see over the next 12 months.

BOC Adds New Vice President

Jane Webster, MBA joins DME accrediting organization as vice president of Strategy, Growth and Regulatory Affairs.

Medtrade Enjoys Uptick in Exhibitor Engagement

The upcoming HME industry event is seeing increased demand for booths as it prepares to host the industry at its new location in Dallas.

AAHomecare Sets its 2023 Policy Objectives

The association’s Federal policy agenda includes further extending the 75/25 blended rates, advancing the 90/10 blended rates in CBAs, and more.

Essentially Women Unveils 2023 Ruth Addison Award Finalists

The winner will be announced prior to the keynote session at the Focus Conference on Feb. 5 at 8 a.m.

HHS Extends Covid-19 PHE Another 90 Days

The public health emergency’s reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME providers will continue until April 12.

CAIRE Completes MGC Acquisition

The purchase of MGC Diagnostics Holdings expands oxygen equipment maker CAIRE's position and focus on diagnostic technologies.

FAHCS Hosting Legislative Conference, Holds ‘Crucial’ Meetings

The Florida association is urging members to attend its Legislative Conference on January 24-25 in Tallahassee, Fla. 

N.Y. DME Owner Arrested for $17 Million Conspiracy

DOJ apprehends a New York woman for allegedly offering and paying illegal health care kickbacks for false orthotic braces and continuous glucose monitors claims, as well as money laundering.

O&P Grants’ Application Period Now Open

Two grant programs each help send a current O&P resident or certified orthotist or prosthetist to the AOPA Policy Forum and the Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon Challenge.

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