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Rely Medical Supply Rolls out ‘Rely Rewards’

Incontinence provider’s loyalty program lets customers accrue points they can apply to future purchases.

ActivStyle Launches Catheter Express

New brand from longtime home-delivery provider focuses specifically on catheters and urology supplies.

CMS Will Expand PMD Prior Authorization

Industry push pays off: program will go nationwide and add an additional 31 HCPCS codes starting Sept. 1.

Numotion Picks up Rehab Division of Midwest Respiratory & Rehab

Acquisition helps national mobility provider expand into in Nebraska and Iowa markets.

Medtrade SmartSaver Rates Start June 11

Discounted registration fees are lowest possible prices for October 15-17 show.

Study: Bilevel PAP Therapy Can Retain Patients

ResMed-sponsored research finds bilevel PAP can prevent 56% of struggling patients from terminating therapy.

Sunrise Medical Commits on World Environment Day

Backing the 2018 theme of Beat Plastic Pollution, mobility company touts several environmental accomplishments.

Motivo Completes Series A Funding

Company reaches $4.8 million goal to develop and scale in-house manufacturing of its unique walkers.



CMS Releases Rural Relief Adjustments

Agency adjusts reimbursement as mandated by the recently released IFR. New rates run June 1 through Dec. 31.

ResMed to Acquire HEALTHCAREfirst

In another technology buy, ResMed expands its post-acute software offerings, this time for home health and hospice agencies.

Medtrade: Early Registration Starts Soon

Early registration for annual HME industry trade event to begin in approximately three weeks.

Providers Hit Capitol Hill With H.R. 4229 Topping Their Agenda

Using CMS’s recently released IFR to show an acknowledgement that the bid system is broken, Washington Legislative Conference attendees push for broader relief and reforms.

New Nonprofit Aims to Standardize DME Repair Training

A collaborative effort between VGM Education and FIOS DME Repair Training is designed to offer training and certification for DME and CRT repair technicians.

Non-Invasive Ventilation & Home Oxygen Are Cost-Effective COPD Treatment

New researchsuggest that a combination of home oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation are effective treatments and less costly than alternatives.

Sleep Apnea Affects Nearly 1 Billion People

New research increases the estimate of people suffering from sleep apnea nearly 10-fold to more than 936 million.

Topical Oxygen Is an Effective Treatment for Recalcitrant Ulcers

The findings of a new retrospective study suggest that topical oxygen is an effective treatment against recalcitrant wounds.

70% of Quadriplegia Patients Also Have OSA

Study examines obstructive sleep apnea prevalence in patients with quadriplegia.

AAHomecare Offers IFR Analysis

Despite the short duration and limited reach of relief, association says the IFR sets the stage for broader efforts.

Major Medical's Coleman Wins AAHomecare's Advocate Award

Among Coleman's advocacy achievements are the Grassroots Accountability Project and a state law requiring HME providers to have a physical location.

Pride Mobility Touts Manufacturing Growth

Pride Mobility's Mississippi-based power lift recliner manufacturing plant has seen more than 50 percent growth since opening in 2016.

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