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Key Committees Reviewing N.Y. Rate Floor Bills

As the Assembly Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee review companion bills, Empire State providers are urged to support the legislation.

Sunrise Medical Introduces SEDEO PRO ADVANCED Seating System

Complementing the comprehensive SEDEO seating range, the PRO ADVANCED packs in a variety of high-end power functions.

Symmetric Designs Unveils the Strapparatus

The bracket attaches to headrest hardware to fine-tune the height, angle and width of shoulder straps positioning.

New Care-at-Home Tech Company Steps Out of ‘Stealth Mode’

Porter aims to create an ecosystem for connecting various entities in the care continuum, including HME providers, to help patients transition into home-based care.

VGM Releases Data and Technology Playbook

The member service group’s latest playbook focuses on how providers can employ a variety of technologies to improve their businesses and the care they offer.

NEMEP Slates Annual Meeting

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

ACHC Unveils New Telehealth Certification

The certification program combines a collaborative approach and virtual surveys to help healthcare providers improve their telehealth and patient monitoring. 

Fisher & Paykel Launches Evora Full to the U.S.

The compact full-face sleep mask features the company’s Dynamic Support Technology and will be available May 9.

Next Day Access Becomes Colorado’s UP Stairlift Dealer

The Canadian and U.S. accessibility and mobility provider’s Colorado Springs franchise will be the state’s exclusive dealer of UP Stairlift products.

Study: CGMs Outpacing Test Strips in Diabetes Market

The market for diabetes management devices will exceed $28 billion by 2032, according to forecasts from IDTechEx.



HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations and reimbursement guidelines associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.

Heartland Hops up Event Offerings

From kangaroos to cows, the 2022 edition of VGM’s annual member event is offering some new features, as well as its signature educational, networking and vendor meet-up opportunities.

Illinois Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Breast Pumps

Gov. Pritzker poised to sign legislation that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

Medtrade West Concludes its Final Edition

This week’s show in Phoenix enjoyed attendance growth, but now the event’s director York Schwab fixes his attention on the coming October Medtrade East event in Atlanta and Medtrade’s evolution into a single show for 2023.

Medtrade Moving to One Event in 2023

In response to attendee and exhibitor feedback, Medtrade West and Medtrade East will merge into a single HME industry conference and expo under the name Medtrade starting next year.

CMS Approves ARPA Relief for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Medicaid can now distribute Federal relief for Home and Community-Based Service providers, including DME suppliers.

Study Compares Various POCs

Georgia State University researchers compared the oxygen output of eight competitive devices, with CAIRE’s FreeStyle Comfort leading the results. More insights are available in a free HMEB webinar.

Devin Henderson to Keynote VGM Heartland

Magician, comedian and storyteller will discuss how adopting a “possibility mindset” can help HME providers become more resilient businesses.

PAMS Gears up for 2022 Annual Convention

The Pennsylvania provider association’s April 20-22 in Harrisburg features a variety of educational sessions and a golf tournament.

Clayback to Step Down from NCART Executive Director Role

After 13 years of reimbursement and policy work, the longtime CRT advocate will vacate the association’s leadership position in September.

Owens & Minor Finalizes Apria Acquisition

Apria will be combined with Owens & Minor’s Byram Healthcare to form the company’s new Patient Direct segment, which will be led by Apria’s Daniel Starck.

Medical Service Company Acquires Indiana Provider

The addition of Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Equipment expands MSC’s location count in the Hoosier state and deepens its relationship with the Ascension healthcare system.

Providers Urged to Make ‘Direct Contact’ for H.R. 6641

AAHomecare calls on HME stakeholders to meet with lawmakers and staff in person, over the phone, or via video on behalf of Medicare reimbursement legislation.

AAHomecare Meets with Lawmakers, Staffers on Reimbursement

Association builds support for H.R. 6641 and works with Senate contacts on approaches to preserve the current 75/25 blended rate for non-rural, non-CBA suppliers beyond the end of the Public Health Emergency.

Principle Business Enterprise Marks Safety Milestone

Incontinence product maker maintains operations for more than 2 million consecutive hours and longer than three years worked without an OSHA Lost-Time Accident.

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