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Essentially Women Moves Focus Conference to May

The women’s HME-focused event will move from Feb. 5-7 to May 1-3 due to caution over the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

Rehab Medical Enters Chicago’s Complex Rehab Market

National provider of CRT products and services opens new office in Elmhurst, marking its first location in Illinois.

MSC Biomedical Services Acquires Repair Authority

The combined entity will serve HME providers in all 50 states and will hold more than 70 percent of the U.S. market for oxygen concentrator repairs.

Parachute Health Becomes Top-level AAHomecare Sponsor

HME eprescription company joins the association’s Diamond tier of corporate partners to help advance the industry’s public policy efforts.

Media Campaign Emphasizes HME’s Value

Working with Keybridge Communications, AAHomecare undertook a 9-month media drive that secured nearly 100 print, online and TV placements calling for market-based reimbursement.

Responsive Respiratory Launches New Products Catalog

The new catalog features expanded respiratory and sleep product sections and showcases the company’s expanding line of value-added products.

Owens & Minor to Acquire Apria for $1.6 billion

The global healthcare logistics company has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the national HME provider for $37.50 in cash per share of common stock.

CBIC, CMS Launch Redesigned CBIC Website

The new site offers a more mobile-compatible design and improved aesthetics to help users navigate competitive bidding information.

Whitepaper Underscores Need for Intermittent Catheter Access, Funding

Stakeholders develop a document to educate payers, Medicaid programs on the need for patient access to key urological products.

WellSky and Option Care Health Launching CommonWell Services

The interoperability initiative will help the national infusion provider and its referral partners coordinate care for more than 250,000 patients.



AAHomecare Shares Fee Schedule Analysis

The association has analyzed the top 25 items in the 2022 DMEPOS fee schedule, which saw a larger than usual increase due to gains in the Consumer Price Index.

Breathe Now Supports Reusable Ring Oximeter

The independent diagnostic testing facility added support for the increasingly popular style of oximeter after requests from DMEs.

Katie Stevens Named 2021 HME Woman of the Year

CEO of Reliable Medical Supply is recognized for exemplary services and for setting high care and organizational standards.

SMRC and RAC Conducting New Audits

Both audit program contractors have announced new audits for surgical dressings, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition.

HEMCO Releases Continuous AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors the face velocity airflow of a pharmacy fume hood.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Intros the HurryCycle

The solution helps users stay active while in the home and can be moved easily around the household.

Judge Temporarily Halts Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

The move blocks a nationwide vaccine requirement for Federal contractors and subcontractors to have employees being fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022.

House and Senate Vote to Stop PAYGO Cuts

Bill would also extend the pause on the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts. The legislation now goes to President Biden to be signed into law.

VGM to Announce the 2021 HME Woman of the Year on Dec. 16

The free online Awards Presentation & Panel Discussion gives HME industry members a chance to learn more about the winner and finalists.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Unveils Lightweight Bariatric Homecare Beds

Aiming to be easier to transport, the new beds feature a frame that provides the same durability but is up to 100 lb. lighter than current bariatric beds

Applied Launches FDA Drug Reporting Service

The new drug reporting service helps transfillers meet the new FDA requirement to report the amount of medical oxygen filled and released to patients annually.

Medtrade West Makes SmartSaver Rates Available

The rates are in effect through Dec. 10 and are the lowest rates available for the conference and expo running April 4-6 in Phoenix.

CMS Announces 5% DMEPOS Fee Schedule Increase

The rates for the calendar year 2022 are higher than past years, reflecting increases in the consumer price index.

NCART Calls for Permanent Telehealth Option

A new position paper from the organization calls on Congress to ‘make permanent’ the allowances CMS implemented for telehealth evals for CRT during COVID-19.

ADMEA Annual Meeting & Convention to See New Schedule

Alabama HME association gears up for its yearly event, which runs Jan. 11-12, 2022 in Hoover, Ala.

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