VGM Studying Delivery Costs

VGM Government Relations is calling on providers to participate in a survey of delivery costs in order to generate information that will reinforce industry’s case on Capitol Hill.

CMS Schedules Next DME Open Door Forum

July 11 conference call will address the Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, other home health, hospice and DME issues.

U.S. Rehab, Vendors Benefit Children’s Charity at Heartland

For the third consecutive year, VGM’s U.S. Rehab worked with chair makers to donate equipment to children needing mobility solutions.

MedPAC Report Suggests Adding Products to Bidding

Despite CMS’s acknowledgement of competitive bidding problems in its IFR, annual report to Congress doubles-down on program by suggesting additional products.

Bonafide Upgrades its Customer Service

HME billing and business management software company adopts cloud-based customer service solution from Zendesk.

FOCUS Conference Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s health conference, FOCUS, is seeking presentation submissions from industry experts

VGM Opens Nominations for 2018 HME Woman of the Year

Third annual edition of award program recognizes women HME professionals for their leadership and contributions to the HME industry.

Coleman: Industry Accountability Project Needs Support

Half of the country has an HME advocate assigned to lawmakers, but providers in remaining areas need to commit before the industry has full coverage.

Heartland Speakers: Providers Must Comment on IFR

In addition to limited rural relief, the IFR provides a platform for public comments, which industry advocates are calling on providers to post by July 9 in order to help shape bidding policy.

Most PAP Resupply Claims Don’t Pass Medicare Muster

New report from HHS OIG says claims for replacement positive airway pressure device supplies didn’t comply with Medicare’s requirements.

H.R. 4229 Tops 150 Backers

As more lawmakers sign-on, industry continues lobbying push being legislation that would provide stronger rural relief than recent IFR.

CMS Will Factor in IFR for CURES Medicaid Rates

AAHomecare convinces CMS to permit state Medicaid programs to use the higher rates for claims that are impacted by the CURES mandates until Dec. 31.

HOMES Recognizes VGM Group

Association awards industry member group with its 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award.

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.

podcast on ways to expand resupply

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