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ACMESA Wraps Successful 2021 Summer Meeting

The Aug. 18-19 event was in-person with masks and social distancing encouraged, and saw the debut of the inaugural Tart Advocacy & Leadership Award.

AAHomecare: Register for the Washington Legislative Conference Now

Association calling for industry advocates to register for the Sept. 29 virtual lobbying event now so that there is plenty of time to slate video meetings with lawmakers and staff.

VGM Fulfillment to Open New Pennsylvania Warehouse

Scheduled for a Sept. 7 opening, the facility will ultimately employ 40 people serving customers in the heavily populated northeastern U.S. corridor.

ResMed Launches AirSense 11 PAP Series

The company’s next-generation PAP device includes new features such as Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In to provide tailored guidance to PAP users.

Applied Home Healthcare Equipment Unveils OxySafe2

The newest model of the thermal shut-off device provides two directional protection against oxygen fires caused by patients smoking or being around open flames while receiving oxygen.

OPGA Announces O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Ashlie White, Kelly Gies, Megan Smith and Heidi McGlade are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

Prochant Joins the Inc. 5000 List 

Post-acute reimbursement services company makes the list for the first time after posting three-year revenue gains of 112%.

AAHomecare Joins Effort to Protect Ostomy Supplies

HME association and other ostomy stakeholders release a new whitepaper aimed at educating payers on why they must protect reimbursement for ostomy supplies.

Proactive Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

For the second time in a row, the multi-line DME manufacturer makes the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

Ability Members Group Adds Four New Locations

The new locations — a mix of new members and an expansion of another member — bring the network of Canadian HME providers closer to its goal of 100 sites.



Servants At Work, Rehab Medical Name 3,000th Ramp Recipient

National CRT and accessibility provider will help non-profit group install milestone ramp for a beneficiary in Indiana and is helping the organization reach a donation milestone, as well.

Invacare Unveils AVIVA STORM RX

The rear-wheel-drive chair offers a compact base to and other features to increase maneuverability and stability while also giving users performance and easy set-up, customization options.

AAHomecare Gearing up for Virtual Washington Conference

Like last year’s Washington conference, the Sept. 29 lobbying effort will connect providers with lawmakers and legislative staff using a virtual meeting platform. 

AAHomecare Retains D.C. Lobbying Firm

The association has added The Nickles Group to its team of lobbying consultants. The firm brought on the former health policy director for the Senate Finance Committee, Brett Baker.

CRT Accessory Exemption Estimated at $170 Million

After permanently ending the application of bid pricing to CRT accessories, CMS provides estimates of the positive impact for suppliers in its final rule.

Pennsylvania Exempts Breast Pumps From Sales Tax

The new legislation removes sales tax of all retail transactions of breast pumps and related items starting Jan. 1, 2022.

HMEB Product Award Contest Underway

The deadline for manufacturers and service providers to enter the eighth annual, provider-judged award program is Aug. 27.

Industry Works to Gain More Ground With ARPA Relief

After last week’s Medicaid gains in Massachusetts, AAHomecare, state associations and stakeholders pursue additional relief for HME providers in more states via the American Rescue Plan Act.

CMS Halts Applying Bid Pricing to Manual CRT Accessories

After extending a temporary suspension of any cuts until Sept. 30, CMS has released a final rule stating it will permanently stop applying bid-derived pricing to manual CRT accessory reimbursement.

VGM’s Gallagher Underscores Need to Meet With Lawmakers

A new VGM video offers guidelines and tips for how HME advocates can make the most of meeting with lawmakers while they are in their home districts for the August recess.

Bill to Nix MCO Self-Referrals Launched in Pennsylvania

HME providers and stakeholders in the state are encouraged to contact their State Representatives in support of H.B. 1726.

Florida Providers Prepping for FAHCS Annual Meeting

The meeting marks the association’s return to in-person events and will run Aug. 5-6 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

MassHealth Implementing 10% Rate Increase for DME Claims

Funding comes after HOMES and AAHomecare push Massachusetts to provide relief via the American Rescue Plan Act and sets the stage to notify Medicaid officials in other states.

VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

Supreme Medical Becomes FAHCS Executive Sponsor

The distributor, which will exhibit at the upcoming FAHCS Annual Meeting, emphasized the importance of supporting the Florida association.

Simplifying the Transition to Homecare