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New Senate Bill Boosts Disabled Vets Financial Stability

Sens. Thune, Schatz launch bill that would provide disabled veterans with a permanent COLA adjustment.

AAHomecare, Advocates Hit the Hill

Industry legislative experts have been meeting with legislators for a week to push for S. 2736 and rural bid expansion reform.

Reps. Blackburn, Ellmers to Speak at Washington Legislative Conference

Industry champions will share insights with attendees at May 25-26 industry advocacy event.

CMS Slates Next DME Open Door Forum

May 4 conference call will address various agenda items, including implementation of prior authorization.

Industry Prepares for Fast-Approaching AAHomecare Washington Conference

At the top of the May 25-26 event’s agenda are efforts to drive support for legislation that would delay next round of national bid expansion cuts.

ResMed Files Patent Infringement Suit Against 3B/BMC

Action alleges two BMC’s flow generators infringe ResMed patent; 3B/BMC labels the move ‘desperate.’

Senate Finance Committee Pushes for Expansion Delay

Leadership of key committee in upper chamber urge HHS to delay the July 1 round of cuts that will impact rural patients, providers.

Lifeflo Gears up to Offer Cash O2 Product

Company’s three oxygen offerings include an over-the-counter retail option that delivers emergency oxygen without prescription.



Medtrade 2016 Launches Call for Papers

Annual fall event invites industry experts to share their expertise at Oct. 31-Nov. 3 event in Atlanta.

Audit Key: MAC Prepayment Audits Averaged 12% for New Patients

First round of data from Fourth Quarter of 2015 yield a variety of results that take first step in documenting impact of audits on HME providers, patients.

Universal Software Solutions, IMCO Partner

Software company, long-term and homecare MSO join forces to offer business management software to homecare providers.

Medtrade Offers Digital Library

Providers can order online access and thumb drives loaded with audio and handouts from Medtrade Spring 2016 presentations.

NCART Hosts CRT Briefing and Product Expo

April 21 event in Washington, D.C. aims to increase Congress members’ understanding of CRT, drive support for CRT legislation.

Number Of Adults With Diabetes Has Quadrupled Since 1980

Global adult diabetes population surged to 422 million by 2014 according to latest the World Health Organization study

Rural Bid Reform Garners More Support

S.2736 adds Sens. Stabenow, Lankford to pool of co-sponsors for reform of national bidding expansion.

Respiratory Groups Push for Ventilator Coverage Changes

Leading clinician groups submit reconsideration of current Medicare NCD for home ventilators, including bi-level devices, to CMS.

New Graham-Field Site Features Education Offerings

New brand identify effort includes revised corporate website that offers a ‘community’ of articles and educational resources.

Audit Key’s Date for Entering First Quarter Data Fast Approaching

Providers can submit their information into the special audit tracking program starting on April 15.

Round Two Re-Compete Sees 7.1 Percent Overall Cut

AAHomecare analysis: Nearly every product category impacted by the re-compete suffered reimbursement cuts.

Convaid Expands Collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy

Mobility equipment maker has committed to a schedule of pediatric product donations in North America.

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