N.Y. DME Owner Arrested for $17 Million Conspiracy

DOJ apprehends a New York woman for allegedly offering and paying illegal health care kickbacks for false orthotic braces and continuous glucose monitors claims, as well as money laundering.

O&P Grants’ Application Period Now Open

Two grant programs each help send a current O&P resident or certified orthotist or prosthetist to the AOPA Policy Forum and the Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon Challenge.

House Passes $1.7 Trillion Spending Package

The year-end bill to fund the government includes key HME reimbursement provisions. The legislation now goes to the Pres. Biden to be signed into law.

Draft Spending Bill Includes DME Provisions

As Congress now moves vote on the year-end budget package, the legislation includes language concerning key HME reimbursement objectives.

Sherry Krug Named 2022 HME Woman of the Year

The VP of business development for Binson’s Medical Equipment & Supplies was recognized for her effectiveness as a leader in the HME industry.

AAHomecare Releases Fee Schedule Analysis

Association tabulates average rate increase for the top 25 DME items impacted by CMS’s recently announced 2023 fee schedule.

CMS Releases 2023 DMEPOS Fee Schedule

The new schedule reflects the 6.4% to 9.1% CPI-U and bidding-related adjustments CMS released on Dec. 1.

HMECO Offers New Laboratory Furniture

The steel furniture gives pharmacies various options in terms of size and space.

Mobius DME Unveils Provider 'Platform-as-a-Service'

Mobius provides HME businesses with a platform that guides patients through the HME/DME process in a similar way to how they shop for other products.

Tomorrow Health Moves to Fully Automate DME Orders

The healthcare technology company has launched its Clinical Rules Engine, which should streamline and systematize DME orders, and ultimately drive more care to the home setting.

AAHomecare: Keep Up the Pressure

With the clock ticking, association urges HME providers to tell their Senators and Representatives to include critical DME reimbursement provisions in any year-end omnibus spending legislation.

OxyGo Enters the Sleep Therapy Market

The portable oxygen device maker has launched OxyGo SLEEP, which offers CPAP and BPAP devices, travel batteries, sanitizers, accessories and an online compliance portal.

Quality Biomedical Releases QTag Stickers

The QR code stickers help smooth and facilitate the repair process as well as reinforce providers’ chain of custody for devices.

AAHomecare Analyzes CMS’s New Oxygen LCD

AAHomecare provides a point-by-point breakdown of the new LCD, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023.

HME Woman of the Year Ceremony Slated for Dec. 15

The finalists have been announced and the 2022 HME Woman of the Year will be announced during a special virtual ceremony.

CMS Makes Sizable CPI-U Rate Adjustments for DME

The 6.4% to 9.1% increases are much larger than typical CPI-U modifications and should help providers contend with costs. However, advocates say more needs to be done.

Medtrade Offering SmartSaver Rates Dec. 5 to Dec. 16

The SmartSaver rates offer the lowest-possible fees for attending the annual conference and expo, which runs March 28-30 in Dallas.

CAIRE to Acquire MGC Diagnostics Holdings

Taking on MGC will add non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems, accessories and consumables to CAIRE’s product lineup.

House Passes the Lymphedema Treatment Act

The legislation would require CMS to reimburse the cost of compression garments needed for ongoing lymphedema treatment.

Advocates Call for Changes to Wheelchair Repair Bill

AAHomecare, NCART and HOMES send a letter calling on the leadership of the Massachusetts legislature to make several changes to SB 3136.

OPGA Recognizes 2022 Freedom Award Recipients

Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America honors 31 O&P providers for their work in caring for military personnel.

Quantum Launches TRU-Balance 4 Positioning System

The power positioning system provides 10, 20, or 30 degrees of power anterior tilt to help users perform tasks of daily life.

Providers Urged to Help End-of-Year DME Reimbursement Relief

AAHomecare calls on HME providers to tell their Senators and Representatives to include two key DME reimbursement provisions in any year-end omnibus spending legislation.

CMS Publishes Post-PHE Audit Guidance

In the first guidance on how it will handle audits after the Covid-19 public health emergency, CMS offers clarifications on dates of service and the nature of the audits.

Sunrise Will Offer VA Patients Installs of LUCI’s Safety System

The wheelchair manufacturer will offer VA patients the option for a factory installation of LUCI’s safety technology system on QUICKIE power wheelchairs.

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