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House Upvotes Spending Bill Containing CRT Language

House up-votes spending package, which protects manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories. Now the appropriations bill, which must pass by Dec. 20, moves to the Senate. Providers still need to help the effort.

CMS Requests Comments from Public for Bidding Survey

The agency is requesting comments on how it should conduct a survey of DMEPOS stakeholders about its competitive bidding program. Deadline is Dec. 20, but AAHomecare has offered resources to help stakeholders act fast.

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Glooko Receives 13485:2016 Certification For California and Sweden Sites

The remote monitoring platform for diabetes patients passed audits of its corporate quality management system this year.

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Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?

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HME Retail Pro-Tips — from a Retail Pro

In the latest HME Business Podcast episode, Retail-only mobility and HME provider Wayne Slavitt of Mobül: The Mobility Store shares some strategic insights into how providers can become cash sales success stories.

Early Rates for Medtrade Spring Expire Dec. 7

Providers urged to take advantage of deals on attending the March 3-5 conference and exposition at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

CBIC Releases Round 2021 Preliminary Bid Evaluations

If a provider receives a PBE letter that identifies any deficiencies, it must respond to the PBE in Connexion by Dec. 17.

Providers Urged to Advocate for HME Bills

A pending government funding bill offers opportunity to include language from four pieces of industry legislation. AAHomecare’s Tom Ryan says a provider push for co-sponsors before Dec. 20 is “critical.”

ACHC To Offer Mail Order Pharmacy Accreditation

As part of commission’s continued roll-out of new services, new program addresses demand for mail order pharmacies.

Sunrise Medical Launches Tilt and Recline Seating System

The JAY Syncra system includes specially engineered cushions and back shells for patients to minimize movement while reclining.



Audits: Expert Shines Light on Worrying New Trends

Top-line audit concern includes HHS OIG adding PAP supplies to Its workplan. Wayne van Halem will discuss several new, worrying audit developments and how to prepare for them in Dec. 11 webinar.

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Quantum Rehab’s iLevel System Notches 30,000 Users

Quantum is expanding use of its seat elevation system among as well as its efforts to receive Medicare coverage for the capability.

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ResMed Adds New Remote Monitoring Capabilities For Respiratory Patients

New upgrades to the AirView for Respiratory system include a “management by exception” function and more granular clinical data.

ACMESA Opens Registration for 2020 Winter Meeting

Theme for this year is "Roaring Back into the '20s." Early bird registration discounts available to members until Jan. 14, 2020.

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Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Announces New CEO

Dental equipment manufacturing executive Robert Size will take helm of multi-line HME maker as Bob Gilligan steps down from his CEO role.

Compliance Team CEO Receives Award at Event Honoring Women in Mass Retail Industry

Sandra Canally, who is celebrating The Compliance Team’s 25th year in business, will be honored at a celebration in Chicago.

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Invacare Intros New European Products in U.S.

The company will offer newly designed bath and bed equipment to providers and users in the United States.

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WellSky Partners With Post-Acute Providers To Launch REACH Initiative

The new suite of services aims to improve collaboration between care providers, health systems and payers.

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ResMed Creates Online Resource Hub In Honor of COPD Awareness Month

The site collects information about treatment options and research on COPD, one of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

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Are Physician Self-Referral Regulations About to Change?

An HHS proposed rule might make exceptions to the physician self-referral regulation. What's the industry's strategy?

AAHomecare Leads Pre-Thanksgiving Push For Ventilator Legislation

The SMART Act’s number of co-sponsors has grown to 15 since it was introduced in late October; association urges providers to drive more backers ahead of Congressional recess.

CMS Issues Final Rule Affecting Requirements, Payments for DMEPOS Items

The rule, which will take effect next year, also streamlines the requirements for ordering DMEPOS products.

ACHC Rolls Out Home Infusion Therapy Accreditation

Program designed to help providers meet new accreditation requirements in order to receive Medicare reimbursement in 2021.

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SPORTS N’SPOKES Names Winners of 2019 Wheels UP! Accessible Travel Photo Contest

The magazine received hundreds of submissions showing people with disabilities traveling the world and showing off their athletic skill.

New House Bill Would Delay Inclusion of Ventilators in Competitive Bidding

The newly introduced SMART Act would keep ventilators out of bidding for five years, create an expert panel to advise HHS on ventilator coverage policies.

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