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HME Business Launches Podcast

New service debuts Jan. 30; will serve up HME information and insights, and act as yet another industry forum to help HME providers thrive.

Quantum Rehab/Pride Mobility To Offer CEU Courses At Medtrade Spring

The power mobility device manufacturers will offer two free continuing education classes at the April 16-18 conference.

AAHomecare Slates 2019 Washington Legislative Conference

Annual DC legislative and lobbying event will be held May 22-23 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Crystal City.

AAHomecare Re-engages with Lawmakers in New Congress

As the new Congress sets its committees of jurisdiction, HME association sets stage for advancing industry’s agenda on Capitol Hill.

TCT Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Accreditation organization marks 25 years of transforming healthcare accreditation services.

NGK Acquires CAIRE

Spark plug company purchases oxygen equipment maker to help establish a foothold in healthcare.

VGM Releases 2019 Rate Guide

Member service organization summarizes the various changes in DMEPOS reimbursement that will and won’t impact providers this year.

DreamWear Passes 10 Million Mark

Sleep therapy equipment maker Philips says it has sold 10 million of the CPAP masks and cushions worldwide.

Medtrade Staff Sees Expanded Roles

Three team members working for annual HME industry conference and expo receive promotions.

Manual CRT Protections Stall Out in Senate

Despite last-minute legislative wrangling, a Medicaid bill that included provisions to protect reimbursement for manual CRT chair accessories lapses with the close of the 115th Congress.



Taking Stock: 2018 Medicaid Advocacy Effort Pays Off

AAHomecare says a year-long effort to work with state Medicaid programs helped stop or curtail CURES cuts in 29 states.

WellSky and Playmaker Partner Up

Partnership combines WellSky’s home health and hospice software with PlayMaker’s purpose-built HME platform.

2019 Fee Schedule: More Oxygen Cuts

CMS’s decision to apply budget neutrality offsets to 2019 fee schedule sees reimbursement reductions for a variety of oxygen codes.

Brightree Acquires Apacheta

An integration partner since 2015, Apacheta’s delivery management and field marketing tools will expand Brightree’s capabilities.

Video: Numotion Rolls Out New Customer App

The myNumotion app provides self-service tools and higher information transparency.

2019 Medicare Fee Schedule Adjusted for Inflation

Increases range between 2.3%-2.5%, marking highest inflation-related upticks since CMS first implemented competitive bidding.

Medtrade Spring's Lowest-Possible Rates End Soon

SmartSaver rates for Medtrade Spring 2019 offer substantial conference and expo registration discounts, but expire Dec. 22

Manual CRT Protections Move to Senate

House passes Medicaid bill containing provisions to protect funding for manual CRT accessories; Senate now working to consider bill under unanimous consent.

Report: O2 Care Hurting and Bidding Could Be the Cause

A report from the American Thoracic Society calls for further analysis into relation between competitive bidding and problems with oxygen patients’ care.

H.R. 3730 Provisions Added to Lame Duck Medicaid Bill

The effort to protect accessories for manual CRT chairs sees a nail-biting legislative effort at the end of the 115th Congress.

VGM Rebrands, Expands Woundcare Division

Revised program offers resources and education to help HME providers diversify into wound care, expand existing wound care services.

ResMed Acquires Propeller Health for $225M

Acquisition of cloud-connected healthcare company will give ResMed technology for remotely monitoring COPD and asthma patients’ medication use.

Bonafide Integrates with Allegiance Group

HME software company Bonafide Management Systems has fully integrated with the patient billing and collection service.

Harmar Mobility Acquires Pride Mobility’s Lifts and Ramps Division

The acquisition will let Pride focus on its scooter and chair lines while allowing Hamar to bolster its vehicle lifts.

Medtrade Spring to Offer Lowest-Possible Registration

Starting Dec. 3, SmartSaver rates for Medtrade Spring 2019 will offer substantial conference and expo registration discounts.

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