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Senate Sign-on Letter Launched; House Letter Deadline Extended

House letter up to more than 75 signers, with the deadline extended to Oct. 5; Senate letter calls for more relief for rural and non-bid providers.

VGM Announces Finalists for the 2018 Woman of the Year

Four women named as key eaders in the HME community; the winner will be announced at Medtrade in Atlanta.

Industry Pushes Lawmakers to Back Congressional Letter

Providers have until end of day Friday to get members of the House to sign letter calling for CMS to add more reforms to its proposed rule.

New Edition of HME Sales Book Offers New Insights

‘25 Sales Tips You Can Learn From Your Mother’ now includes new lessons and features from sales coach Ty Bello.

House Sign-on Letter Asks for More Relief in CMS’s Proposed Rule

Providers called on to lobby lawmakers to sign a letter asking CMS to expand relief for HME providers in its proposed ESRD/DMEPOS rule.

Download: Whitepaper Examines Sole Source Contracts

AAHomecare whitepaper assesses the impact of Medicaid MCO plans and other payers’ use of sole source contracts.

AAHomecare Honors Regina Gillespie as 2018 Homecare Champion

President and owner of Best Home Medical recognized for her efforts representing industry on Capitol Hill.

MobilityWorks Partners up Flexpoint Ford

Flexpoint Ford’s investment aims to advance MobilityWork’s expansion efforts.

Mediware Becomes WellSky

Rebranding reflects the company’s strategy to unify its various IT brands and bridge the software gaps between healthcare markets.

Essentially Women Launches Make Me Whole Again Campaign

The public awareness campaign pushes Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses as Essentially Women and VGM Government Relations work to develop legislation requiring Medicare to do so.



Essentially Women Unveils Conference Lineup for Focus

The conference will feature nearly 20 education sessions and an exhibit hall.

NCART Urges CRT Stakeholders to Share Data with Lawmakers

Data showing a drop off in the provisioning of accessories for manual CRT chairs could boost Congressional support for H.R. 3730 and S. 486.

CMS Relaxes Rules for HME Patients Hit by Hurricane Florence

As HHS Secretary Azar declares a public health emergency, CMS says it will ease requirements for DME items lost or damaged due to the storm.

Providers Urged to Submit Public Comments on ESRD Rule

As Sept. 10 deadline looms, HME associations, advocates remind providers that CMS’s proposed rule offers concrete opportunity to achieve wins for the industry.

Bonafide Launches New Facility Portal Functionality

The new portal gives providers the ability to sell directly to healthcare facilities.

Invacare Launches New Respiratory Campaign

The campaign will focus on increasing awareness of and access to portable oxygen concentrators.

GAO: Non-Bid Areas Didn’t See Patient Access Problems in 2016

GAO conflicts with various studies, including those involving case managers and discharge planners, as well as CMS’s recently proposed rulemaking.

AAHomecare, VGM Help Providers with ESRD Comments

Groups give providers information, templates and filing guidelines so that they make the Sept. 10 filing deadline for public comments on CMS's proposed rule.

Mediware Acquires Rock-Pond Solutions

Rock-Pond has provided business intelligence, analytics and services Mediware home infusion, HME, and specialty pharmacy customers.

Health Mobius Merges with Sister Company

Merging with HME buying group Red Moby positions the company for rapid expansion, says CEO.

Brightree Prepares for Annual User Summit

The software company offers a one-day user training event in conjunction with the upcoming Oct. 15-17 Medtrade event in Atlanta.

Vantage Mobility Partners with Ability360

The wheelchair accessible vehicle manufacturer donates van to non-profit.

87% of Providers Have Cut Provisioning Manual CRT Accessories

New report: the application of bid-derived reimbursement cuts to accessories has reduced providers’ ability to offer those items.

Study: 42% of Women With Asthma Developed COPD Later

Researchers look for the cause behind rising incidence of asthma and COPD overlap syndrome in women.

AAHomecare Releases Public Comments on ESRD Rule

Association catalogs a number of ways CMS can improve DMEPOS policies; urges more providers, stakeholders to submit comments.

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