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Sleep App Gets Clinical Trial Go-Ahead

Helsinki Committee approves the trial of SleepX Pro, a home sleep apnea testing app for smartphones.

OPGA Opens Nominations for O&P Woman of the Year

The Award recipient will be named at the AOPA National Assembly, running Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Invacare Debuts New Patient Lift

The Birdie EVO XPlus aims to maximize comfort and security for homecare patients transferring from a bed, a chair, or the floor.

HHS Will Extend Covid-19 PHE Beyond July 16

With another extension now expected, several reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME will continue as long as the PHE remains in effect.

Clint Geffert Joins React Health

The former VGM president will now serve as the president of Commercial Operations for the sleep and respiratory products manufacturer.

AAHomecare Letter Requests Relaxed PAP Compliance

The message is designed to help sleep providers grappling with supply problems ask payers to relax technology-related compliance requirements.

Study: PAP Benefits Start at 2 Hours

ResMed-led study analysis that the threshold for PAP therapy’s benefit ranges between 2 and 3 hours a night and helps the more it longer used.

Mobility Management Accepting Product Award Entries

Vendors of complex rehab and accessibility solutions can take advantage of early-bird entry rates until May 27 for the clincian- and supplier-judged product award contest.

ACMESA Slates Summer Meeting & Exhibit Show

The annual event is open to members and non-members and runs Aug. 17-18 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

VGM & Associates Seeks New President

The member service organization has begun a nationwide candidate search to replace Clint Geffert, who is resigning after being with VGM & Associates since 2012.



ATLAS Unveils New e-Script Portal

The addition of e-Scripts into ATLAS Enterprise Software facilitates seamless, efficient, end-to-end order processing management for HME and CRT providers.

AAHomecare Hits Capitol Hill for H.R. 6641

AAHomecare leadership met with various lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would adjust reimbursements in former CBAs via a 90/10 blended rate.

Sunrise Unveils ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini and QUICKIE Q200 R

The ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini aims to help young patients explore their world, while the QUICKIE Q200 R gives users an easily transportable rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

Essentially Women Hosts the 2022 Edition of its Focus Event

For the first time in two years, members of the women’s health-oriented conference were able to meet in person for educational sessions and dedicated time with vendors.

Reps. Crist and Suozzi Intro Home Modification Bill

The legislation provides tax incentives for home modifications to help seniors and others safely continue living in their homes.

 MAMES Celebrates 40th ‘Birthday Bash’

More than 230 MAMES members showed up for the in-person event, which featured networking, education, vendor interaction and entertainment.

Multiple Cost Impacts Hitting HME Providers

The 2022 edition of VGM’s HME Delivery Cost survey shows a variety of pressures impacting the operations of HME businesses.

CMS Removing CMN, DIF Requirements

CMS will discontinue the need for certificates of medical necessity and DME information forms, starting with claims with a date of service on or after Jan. 1, 2023. 

Medtrade East Highlights Two Social Events

The October 24-26 event will feature a Welcome to Atlanta reception and will see the return of the Ask The Experts event, which will be free to all conference pass holders.

Past HME Provider Pens Business Book

Retail HME trailblazer Wayne Slavitt had released a book written to help business owners sell their companies.

CAIRE Expands Oxygen Portfolio in Brazil

The oxygen device maker’s Companion 5 and NewLife Intensity 10 stationary concentrators will become Available in the South American country in July.

ResMed Sees Sleep and Respiratory Leadership Change

Sleep and Respiratory Care President Jim Hollingshead steps down to leave the company, with President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Douglas filling the slot on an interim basis.

Computers Unlimited Releases TIMS Patient Subscriptions

The offering is designed to help providers enroll patients in a resupply subscription at intake.

Sunrise Medical Introduces SEDEO PRO ADVANCED Seating System

Complementing the comprehensive SEDEO seating range, the PRO ADVANCED packs in a variety of high-end power functions.

Registration Open for HOMES 2022 Annual Meeting

The New England provider event will run May 17-18 and offers a variety of educational sessions and roundtables.

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