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Medtrade Offering Advance Rates Expire Oct. 15

Attendees still have time to tap into discounts on conference sessions, workshops, the expo and other add-ons.

H.R. 2771 Picks Up Additional Co-Sponsors

September legislative push pays off with nine additional lawmakers singing their names to the bill that would bring permanent rural and non-bid area relief.

SleepData Receives $6 Million Investment in BetterNight Platform

The PAP service provider hopes to use the funding to expand the product into more states across the United States.

HME Business Names New Product Award Winners

Fourteen winners won across categories ranging from Business Services to Women's Health in the sixth year of the competition. See which products and services won!

BraunAbility Announces New Commitment to Hiring People With Disabilities

The company also opened its new accessible headquarters in Carmel, Ind. this month.

Indiana Halts Oct. 1 HME Cuts

Hard-fought lobbying effort from Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association and other advocates eventually convinces state Medicaid program to stop implementing of proposed cuts until further review and analysis.

House Letter Calls for H.R. 2771 Support

The letter urges lawmakers — and particularly H.R. 4229 backers — to co-sponsor legislation that would bring permanent rural relief and the elimination of the oxygen budget neutrality offset. AAHomecare calls on providers to use it as part of H.R. 2771 push.

AAHomecare Submits Comments on ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule

Association submits comments on a variety of provisions in the rule and urges providers to submit comments by the Sept. 27 deadline.a

VGM Unveils Finalists For 2019 HME Woman of The Year Award

The winner, chosen from four finalists, will be announced at Medtrade in Atlanta next month.

Comments on Proposed ESRD/DMEPOS Rule Due Sept. 27

The proposed rule contains HME-related provisions such as changes to its ‘gap-filling’ method, payment requirements, and change of ownership timeline.



U.S. Home Oxygen Fires Claim a Life Every Four Days

New study shows that the incidence of home oxygen fire fatalities is underreported, and likely as high as between 100 and 150 fatalities a year.

H.R. 2771 Push Focuses on Past Supporters

AAHomecare calls on providers to focus H.R. 2771 lobbying efforts on the lawmakers who backed H.R. 4229 in the last Congress.

Podcast: Helping Prevent Home Oxygen Fires

After releasing the study on U.S home oxygen fires, BPR Medical’s Richard Radford discusses how oxygen providers can help mitigate the risk of fire.

Bidding Calculators Updates Released

CBP Education Collaborative provides context on profit/loss feature; CMS notifies bidders that ratios used to calculate non-lead rates on items that have changed payment class .

NEMEP Meets with N.Y. Lawmakers

Delegates met with N.Y. State Senator Patrick Gallivan, staff for Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), and staff for Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) to discuss various issues.

N.C. Delays Transition to Managed Care Due to Budget Standoff

The state says it will move to managed care in one phase in February rather than beginning the process on Nov. 1.

Round 2021 Bid Window Closes Sept. 18

The end of bidding for Round 2021 is fast approaching; industry experts share insights on what providers need to be doing now.

VMI Aims to Broaden Product Offerings Through Mobility Networks Partnership

The exclusive distribution agreement with VMI marks UK-based Mobility Networks’ entry into the North American market.

Podcast: Revenue Cycle Management for HME

RCM has come to HME, and two experts in the area of RCM and business analytics join the HME Business Podcast to take a deep dive into RCM and analytics and how providers can use these tools to boost profitability.

Universal VendorLink Now Connects with Essity

Connection means that HDMS users can use VendorLink to order Essity products as well as drop ship them to patients.

Medtrade: Early Rates End Sept. 1

The special rates offer discounts on conference and expo passes, as well as other show content, for the Oct. 21-23 event.

AAHomecare Campaign Profiles ‘HME Heroes’

Campaign aims to raise awareness of the industry's contributions by profiling providers that make a difference in their patients' lives and in their communities; first HME Hero is Gayle Devin of ActivStyle.

Most Diabetes Patients to Use CGMs by 2026

Analysts expect 41 million cases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the United States by 2026, and most of those users will opt for CGMs.

WHILL Merges With Scootaround

Personal Electric Vehicle maker and personal transportation company look at establishing a global Mobility-as-a-Service business.

Podcast

Managing the Managed Care Opportunity

Legal expert Jeff Baird discusses managed care on latest HMEB podcast episode; podcast also examines how providers can better manage their equipment ‘fleets.’

HME and Consumer Financing Options Podcast

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