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Industry Keeps up Fight Against Bid Expansion

As Jan. 1 expansion date approaches, providers and associations advance legislation to reform CMS’s plan.

Healthcare Spending Grew 5.3% in 2014

Consumer out-of-pocket health spending ticked up 1.3% for the year, according to annual national health expenditure report.

CMS Adjusting 2016 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

CMS identified errors in amounts for some items and will release revised fee schedule within the next week.

CRT Legislation Making Progress

NCART calls on providers to continue their advocacy push to help protect CRT from bid expansion.

E-Source Off for the Holiday

HME-business.com will not distribute a Nov. 27 edition of the e-Source e-newsletter; we wish you all a happy Thanksgiving.

Bid Expansion Legislation Launched in Senate

S. 2312, the DME Access and Stabilization Act, would decrease expansion's impact on rural providers by altering pricing, timeline.

Medforce Unveils New 'Apps' Offering

Medforce Apps aims to cut provider software costs by offering turnkey solutions for specific workflows.

Ride Designs Moves into Expanded Facility

New, 32,000-square-foot facility will house all aspects of wheelchair seating company’s operations.



ResMed Picks Up Denmark’s Maribo Medico

Acquisition of Danish sleep and respiratory care provider capitalizes on 15-year distribution relationship.

Medtrade Spring Launches Early Registration

Now in effect, discounts offer $75 off the expo and more than $200 off the conference for the Feb. 29-March 2 event.

HME Legal Expert to Discuss Retail

Brown & Fortunato’s Baird to discuss how providers can comply with federal and state laws that impact retail HME sales during Nov. 19 webinar.

Visiomed Poised to Enter North American Market

French maker of diabetic and other equipment registers range of connected medical devices with the FDA.

Medicare Moves to Limit Lymphedema Compression Coverage

Providers urged to call on Congress members to convince CMS to reverse policy that will limiti funding of lymphedema pumps, which goes into effect Dec. 1.

Providers Urged to Help Drive CRT Legislation

House and Senate bills to protect CRT accessories from competitive bidding need more co-sponsors.

N.D. Lawmaker Helps Back Bid Expansion Reform

Sen. Heitkamp joins Sen. Thune as original co-sponsor of nascent legislation that would fix many of the flaws in CMS’s national expansion of competitive bidding.

Philips Unveils Site Timed for World COPD Day

As Nov. 18 event approaches, new Philips Respironics site offers various resources for COPD patients and caregivers.

Sunrise Medical Unveils New Site

New website emphasizes helping users, providers, clinicians find the resources and information they need quickly.

NCART: More CRT Bill Co-Sponsors Needed

Association says House, Senate champions need providers to convince more lawmakers to back H.R. 3229, S. 2196.

House Letter Asks for Rural Provider Relief

Lawmakers have until Nov. 16 to sign Rep. Tipton’s letter to Ways and Means leaders that calls attention to consequences of bid expansion.

Mediware Moves to Dispel Rumors

Company tells users ‘Don't Believe the Rumors’ in newsletter about its offerings.

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