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AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Bidding, Reimbursement

Discussion between senior association staff and leaders at the agency indicates that CMS doesn’t look likely to start a new round of competitive bidding this year.

22 Lawmakers Back Oxygen Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter asks CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

Breas Unveils Xpac Extended-life Batteries for Vivo Ventilators

The Xpac prolongs the battery life of the Breas Vivo 50 and Vivo 65 by 12 hours and the Vivo 45 LS by 18 hours.

Stolz Becomes President of VGM & Associates

Stolz will also continue his role as president of VGM Fulfillment and as a member of the VGM Senior Leadership team.

DrySee Launches Patented Waterproof Bandage

If liquids make their way into the bandage, the gauze along its perimeter will turn a dark blue color to indicate a new bandage is needed.

AAHomecare Launches Diabetes Council

Aimed at addressing growing diabetes needs among HME providers, the council is already beginning to outline its goals for the rest of 2022 and 2023.

ResMed Acquires mementor

The new addition brings a digital health therapy offering for insomnia into ResMed Germany's range of sleep solutions.

React Health Intros Ventilator Offering

After its acquisition of Ventec, the new addition to React Health’s range of offerings is designed for flexible, portable therapy.

NEMEP Opens Registration for Annual Meeting

The Sept. 14-15 event in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. will offer networking opportunities, vendor exhibits, and education sessions on a variety of HME topics.

HSS Declares Monkeypox PHE

The U.S. outbreak could become a concern for frontline healthcare workers, given the possibility of surface transmission.



Sunrise Medical Unveils the QUICKIE ACCESS

The knee pivot manual wheelchair allows users to self propel while also adding the benefits of adjustable tilt and recline.

Somnoware Launches Fax Intake Module

Post-acute software company adds fax transmission and management capabilities to its cloud-based respiratory care management system.

Medicare Opens Seat Elevation NCD to Review

Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.

Philips Provides Update on PAP Recall

The sleep and respiratory equipment maker reported it has products 3 million replacement devices and repair kits. Aims to complete roughly 90 percent of shipments in 2022.

New York, Alabama Sleep Providers Score Medicaid Wins

New York Medicaid unbundles CPAP and BiPAP payments. Alabama Medicaid updates PAP device policies. Both moves should mean reimbursement gains for providers in those states.

HMEB Now Taking 2022 Product Award Entries

Judged by HME providers, HMEB’s New Product of the Year Award honors outstanding product and service achievements. The early bird entry rate lasts until Aug. 5, and the deadline for entries is Aug. 18.

House Sign-on Letter Calls for Oxygen Template

The bi-partisan Congressional sign-on letter asks lawmakers to join an effort urging CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

NCART Welcomes New Executive Director

CRT veteran Wayne Grau will lead the national complex rehab association starting on Aug. 1. Announcement comes as industry stakeholders gear up for Aug. 15-19 CRT Awareness Week.

FAHCS: Last Chance to Register for Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show

The Florida HME association’s annual event runs Aug. 4-5 in Orlando, Fla., and will feature vendor exhibitors, networking opportunities and educational sessions on a variety of topics.

RESNA Honors U.S. Rehab’s Greg Packer

Packer was presented with the RESNA 2022 Honorary Fellow Award for promoting issues and demonstrating leadership in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.

AAHomecare Slates Virtual Washington Legislative Conference

The Sept. 21 event invites HME providers to meet with Congressional offices to advocate for a number of HME policy priorities using a seamless virtual meeting platform

Brightree Debuts Brightree Digital Experience

New software helps HME providers automate text and email patient communications to improve workflows and boost patient satisfaction — with no need for an app or patient portal.

VGM Releases Third Playbook for 2022

Available for VGM members, this latest edition focuses on emerging opportunities such as e-commerce, care in the home, home accessibility and bariatrics.

Mobility Management Unveils 2022 Product Award Winners

In its fourth year, the Mobility Product Award program attracted a wide variety of complex rehab and other mobility entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

EZ-ACCESS Expands into Kentucky; Relocates Headquarters

Accessibility product company adds manufacturing and distribution center in Hopkinsville, Ky.; moves headquarters to Auburn, Wash.

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