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Special Edition of HMEB Podcast Explores Ways to Expand Resupply

For episode 007, Two resupply experts explain how providers can apply lessons learned in sleep therapy to resupply programs in categories such as incontinence, diabetic supply and enteral nutrition.

iLevel Hits 25,000 Users

With broad consumer use of the seat elevation system, and funding from an expanding spectrum of payers, Quantum Rehab works to convince Medicare that it too must fund the technology.

PurWell Takes Gold at Medtrade Spring

Other two winners of the Providers’ Choice Awards include easy-to-change bed linens and a heated blanket.

Medtrade Spring Enjoys an Upswing

Annual industry conference and expo sees double-digit growth in the number of HME providers attending the show.

Maker of Unique Compression Tech Scores $1.8M NIH Grant

Recovery Force will use the grant to complete development of a new DVT prevention and recovery device and begin testing on patients.

Round 2021: Do You Understand Lead Item Pricing?

CBIC, AAHomecare, industry experts all emphasize the need for providers to start using lead item pricing calculators and educate themselves on the pricing method well before Round 2021 bidding begins.

Oklahoma Poised to Exempt HME from Sales Tax

Ongoing advocacy work by OMEPA results in both chambers approving H.B. 1262, which would free HME items from the Sooner State’s sizable sales tax; Governor poised to approve.

New Bill Protects Manual CRT Devices from Bidding

House lawmakers re-introduce language that would exempt manual complex rehab chairs from bid program and also protect accessories for those chairs.

VGM Releases Heartland Details

The 18th edition of the Waterloo, Iowa event takes place June 10-12, and will feature a mix of familiar and new educational offerings.

Latest HMEB Podcast Digs into Round 2021

Episode 006 examines key elements of the new round of the competitive bidding program and why providers need to start acting now; also offers details on upcoming legislative events.



N.C. Provider Craig Rae Joins NSBA Leadership Council

Owner of Penrod Medical Equipment joined to tackle issues facing small providers, such as tax reform, healthcare costs and the impact of regulations and the ACA.

Providers Prep for Medtrade Spring

The industry is getting ready for the latest edition of the conference and expo, which runs next week in Las Vegas from April 16-18.

Industry Reacts to Massive Medicare Fraud Bust

In one of the biggest healthcare frauds in U.S. history, the Feds round up DMEs, telemarketers and medical professionals in a $1.2 billion orthopedic brace scam; various industry insiders share their perspective.

Last Chance for Medtrade Spring Advance Rates

Advanced Registration on the April 16-18 expo and conference to be held in Las Vegas expires on April 6.

Industry Advocates Launch Round 2021 Education Site

The new site, dmecbpeducation.com, offers a variety of resources to help providers prepare for Round 2021, including bid calculators based on new lead item pricing system.

Philips Launches DreamWisp

New over-the-nose nasal cushion leverages Philips’ top-of-the-head tube design to let patients sleep in any position they like.

Brightree Unveils Advanced Analytics

Software gives providers a turnkey method for tracking business performance and offers tools such as a customizable dashboard.

CBIC Alerts Commonly Owned, Commonly Controlled Providers

Bid contractor urges providers to review their enrollment records now, and ensure they understand the commonly owned and commonly controlled distinctions.

SIGVARIS Rebrands to SIGVARIS GROUP

The name change is intended to emphasize the company’s customer-centric culture.

HMEB Podcast Episode 005 Now Online

Latest edition of HMEB’s popular new service delivers a deep dive into specialized accreditation distinctions and how they can benefit outcomes and sharpen a provider's competitive edge.

Prochant Releases HME Metrics Whitepaper

‘Are You Tracking the Right Metrics?’ examines differences between HME metrics and KPIs and how providers can leverage KPIs to improve their profitability.

ResMed Launches Second-Generation of ReSupply

The automated resupply program helps providers increase therapy compliance in sleep apnea patients.

VGM Insurance Offers Bid Bonds

VGM Insurance Services partners with Lexon Insurance Company to help HME providers meet new surety bond requirements for Round 2021.

Quantum Rehab Donates Custom Power Chair

Customized iLevel power chair helps Walmart employee with cerebral palsy get around work more easily, as well as increase his life enjoyment.

AAHomecare Underscores Ventilator Concerns

Association meets with White House Domestic Policy Council on CMS’s addition of non-invasive ventilators to Round 2021.

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