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MAMES Members Meet with Sen. Thune

Providers from the midwestern association convey the key role the HME industry has played during the Covid public health emergency.

CAMPS Achieves Key State Budget Aims

California state’s new budget eliminates the 10 percent cut for DME and sets reimbursement for respiratory at 100 percent of Medicare. Association also slates annual meeting.

Service Assists Prior Auth Compliance for Braces

Össur’s Empower solution helps clinicians ensure they comply with new requirements for knee and spinal brace claims.

ResMed Names Global President of Sleep & Respiratory Care

The sleep and respiratory technology company has promoted Lucile Blaise from her role as vice president of Sleep & Respiratory Care for Western Europe.

Medtrade East Welcomes ResMed

The Oct. 24-26 HME industry event continues to add exhibitors, with the expo now hosting more than 150 companies.

Tomorrow Health Raises $60 Million in New Funding

The latest Series B round will help company that provides technology solutions that helps coordinate patients’ transition into the homecare setting.

AAHomecare Conducting Intermittent Catheter Survey

The survey is intended to estimate the true costs of providing intermittent catheters to Medicare beneficiaries.

Report: Medicare Overpaid for PMD Repairs

Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.

FDA Convening Panel on Pulse Oximeter Accuracy

There are growing concerns that pulse oximeters could take less accurate readings for patients with darker skin pigmentations.

Medtrade East Opens Registration

SmartSaver rates, the lowest rates available, are now in effect for the annual conference and expo, which runs Oct. 24-26 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.



Medtrade to Call Dallas Home Starting in 2023

The new unified show will run March 28-30 in Dallas, with the centrally located city serving as a ‘rallying point’ for providers across the country.

Study: Pandemic-Induced Habits Could Impact Urinary Continence

Nearly half of respondents said a decreased level of physical activity had increased the number of times they urinated during the day.

VGM Wraps up 21st Heartland Conference

The member service company’s annual event ran June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa, and offered attendees a packed agenda.

ResMed to Buy German Software Company

ResMed says the $1 billion purchase of MEDIFOX DAN, which makes out-of-hospital software solutions, would help it expand its post-acute SaaS reach to the German market.

Breastfeeding Coalition Calls for Increased Reimbursement

As the price for hard-to-find formula skyrockets, the AAHomecare group calls on private payer insurance and Medicaid programs to increase coverage for breast pumps and supplies.

CPSC Warns Consumers: Stop Using Bed Rails from 2 Makers

Agency warns consumers not to use specific adult portable bed rail models manufactured during specific years by Mobility Transfer Systems and Metal Tubing USA.

AAHomecare Elects New Officers and Board Members

The national association re-elected Apria’s Guidetti as chair as well as Medical Service Company’s Marx as vice-chair and Pride Mobility’s Johnson as secretary. Six others were also elected to the board.

Encore to Launch Ventilator Service Model

Respiratory software company will debut Ventilator Compliance and Outcomes Service Model at next week’s VGM Heartland event.

ATLAS TECHNOLOGY Enters Canadian Market

HME and CRT software and business services company is now offering its four key service brands to Canadian providers.

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.

Sleep App Gets Clinical Trial Go-Ahead

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

VGM Heartland Online Registration Ends June 6

Guests will still be able to register on-site for the in-person conference and educational event, which runs June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

AAHomecare Creates Incontinence Advocacy Resources

Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.

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.

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.

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