CMS Skips Round 2021 Contracts for 13 Categories

Agency only awards contracts for off-the-shelf back and knees braces, leaving the industry guessing on the exact fate of nearly all remaining categories.

VGM Calls for Heartland Conference Speakers

Submissions for the June 14-16, 2021 event are due by Dec. 18. The 20th anniversary edition of the conference will feature eight education tracks.

Patty Mastandrea Named 2020 HME Woman of the Year

VGM’s Mike Mallaro confers award to MedCare Equipment CEO in a special virtual ceremony.

HFAP Merges With ACHC

The merger marks the first between two accrediting organizations with deeming authority from CMS. HFAP will be a brand under ACHC, but the company will operate independently.

CMS Meeting Offers Audits Update

Virtual edition of Provider Compliance Focus Group shared information on TPE audits and recommendations it made to the DME MACs.

HME Business Announces 2020 New Product Award Winners

2020 edition of HMEB's New Product Awards saw 22 products winning products. Feature coverage of the winners will run in the Nov/Dec issue of HME Business magazine.

AAHomecare Hosting Stand Up for Homecare Virtual Happy Hour

Oct. 29 online event gives participants the opportunity to catch-up while driving support for the ITEM coalition.

CMS Extends AAP Program Repayments

Providers that received payments from the Accelerated and Advance Payment program now have significantly longer to repay their loans.

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WellSky Acquires CarePort Health from Allscripts

The deal will let the two companies facilitate more effective patient transitions across the acute and post-acute care and create better outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

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BOC Taking Nominations for Certificant of the Year Award

The award recognizes one professional each year for achievements in service, research and outreach. The nomination window is open until Jan. 11, 2021

Medtrade Opens Registration for Virtual Conference

The online event runs Nov. 4-5 and will offer various online educational sessions that attendees can watch live or on-demand.

Invacare Unveils Stand Assist (ISA) Patient Lift

Patient lift offers a range of new safety and comfort features that are the result of incorporating customer feedback.

Rehab Medical Opens Additional Indianapolis Offices

New location marks the CRT providers’ fourth in Indiana, and the 24th office in its growing, multi-state footprint.

HHS to Extend COVID-19 PHE Another 90 Days

Effective Oct. 23, the renewal keeps several key regulatory relaxations and relief policies and programs in place.

Quality Biomedical Opens California Equipment Facility

The new Fresno facility is part of the respiratory and infusion equipment servicing company’s push to expand nationally.

Next $20 Billion in Provider Relief Comes into Focus

HHS is now taking applications for Phase 3 of the Provider Relief Fund, but the process requires providers to share more details on revenue and expenses from patient care.

Essentially Women Announces Virtual Dates for 2021 Focus Event

Attendees of the long-running women’s health-focused event will have access to a mix of live events and on-demand learning opportunities.

Zyter Launches Remote Monitoring for Home Setting

The system aims to support a broad array of healthcare devices so that care providers can easily and cheaply monitor patients' in-home care.

Health Mobius Extends e-Commerce Services to Pharmacies

Independent pharmacies can now tap into turnkey webstores that let their clients choose and purchase from more than 40,000 HME and wellness products.

Emerald Cancels In-Person Medtrade 2020

Conference and expo originally slated for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta will not take place due to COVID-19, but Emerald will host a virtual event.

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1105 Media, Inc. Will Close on Election Day to Allow Employees to Vote and Volunteer

Election Day has been designated as an official company holiday

Manual CRT Letter Garners 41 Backers

The letter calling on CMS to not apply competitive bidding rates to manual CRT accessories reimbursement has gone to the agency, while NCART continues advocating on the issue.

COVID-19 Hasn’t Stopped M&A Activity

HME industry mergers and acquisitions firm Vertess touts closing four industry transactions during Q2 and Q3.

Round 2021 Details Remain Unknown

With the scheduled bid amounts release date long past, AAHomecare presses CMS for details.

HHS to Open Aid Reporting Portal

Providers that received more than $10,000 from the Provider Relief Fund will have to report to the agency via a portal by Feb. 15.

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