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CMS CURES Guidance Raises Additional Concerns

Language of last week’s direction from CMS causes uncertainty over CMS's rate-setting methodology.

Health Spending to Grow 5.6% Over 2016-2025

Health expenditures will grow faster than GDP and represent an increasingly larger share of GDP.

CAIRE Opens New Service Center

North Florida facility will provide authorized repairs to respiratory equipment.

Quantum Rehab to Showcase Q6 Edge 2.0 Power Base at ISS

Company focuses on "consumer-inspired, independence-based" complex rehab technologies for 2017 International Seating Symposium.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on CURES Reimbursement

CMS outlines how DME MAC contractors are to begin implementing retroactive reimbursement per the law; process should begin in May.

CMS Delays Competitive Bidding Round 2019

A week after announcing major bid program overhaul that would have merged all rounds, including the mail-order competition, into a single round, CMS puts the plan back under wraps.

Cryogenic Solutions and Inventory Solutions Merge as CIS

Two companies will continue to specialize in refurbished oxygen equipment, but now under one new company name and logo.

AAHomecare: TRICARE Must Fall in Line with CURES Act

Association calls on military insurance program to reprocess 2H 2016 HME claims per CURES-mandated reimbursement adjustments.



CMS Consolidates All Bid Areas Into Single Round

Agency moves to merge Rounds One and Two, as well the mail order competition, into a single competitive bid it calls Round 2019.

Wish of a Lifetime Fulfills 87-Year-Old's Dream of Hang Gliding

Partnership with SCA and Brookdale Senior Living aims to reduce stigmas on aging.

ResMed and 3B/BMC Settle All Pending Litigation

Companies have called a truce following years of legal battles over sleep equipment patents.

TRICARE Awards Eastern Contract to Humana

Humana issues ‘welcome’ statement to providers; military insurance program moving to two regions this year.

States, AAHomecare Study Response to Bid Pricing for Medicaid

Component of recently approved CURES Act limits Federal portion of Medicaid spending to competitive bidding prices for affected DME items, starting 2018.

Drive DeVilbiss Acquires Sidhil Group

Buy adds leading U.K. manufacturer of hospital and home healthcare beds to Drive stable.

Two Power Chairs Demonstrate Retail Mobility’s Market Momentum

Sales of Pride’s Jazzy Air and Go-Chair, launched in the past year, exceed the company’s goals ahead of expectations.

AAHomecare Outlines 2017 Advocacy Agenda

Association leader Tom Ryan outlines the various legislative items the organization has begun to focus on in the New Year.

BOC Announces 2017 Board of Directors

Accreditation organization elects new executive committee and adds two directors.

Q4 Audit Survey Starts Jan. 16

HME Audit Key program urges providers to submit their audit data for Q4 2016; program helps industry better understand audits and advocate reforms.

Essentially Women Unveils 2017 Focus Details

Women’s health organization for HME providers will host its annual Focus Conference Sept. 16-18 in Minneapolis.

Standup for Homecare Tickets Now on Sale

Semi-annual AAHomecare event, slated for Medtrade Spring, benefits industry advocacy efforts.

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