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Virtis Health's Infusion Footprint Grows Several Sizes

The company says its infusions centers now cover multiple metro areas in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. Expansion is part of an effort to take its services nationwide.

Providers Called to Support Congressional Letter by Friday

Stakeholders have until close of business on June 18 to secure signatures for House sign-on letter calling on CMS to extend soon-to-expire protections that exempt manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding.

AdaptHealth Appoints Griggs as CEO

Griggs assumes the role of full CEO after his fellow co-CEO resigns after being charged by Danish authorities for personal activity unrelated to the company.

Philips Recalls Millions of Sleep Devices and Ventilators

The company outlined instructions for patients and HME providers for recall related to the breakdown of noise abatement foam used in devices that could cause health risks and could possibly become toxic or carcinogenic.

Abilities Expo Returns In-Person This Month

The first of several regional in-person mobility and complex rehab events will take place June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.

Louisiana Senate Upvotes Ventilator Protections

A unanimous vote approves legislation that prevents insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Brakes on MCO Plan

State’s top court rules the state’s Oklahoma Health Care Authority cannot implement managed care for its Medicaid program.

Graham-Field Rolls Out New Forearm Rollator

The feature-heavy rollator is designed to help users upright for improved comfort and confidence.

Private Equity Firms to Acquire Medline

A consortium of private equity investors purchase a majority stake in the national distributor, but the company's family management will remain in place.

Rehab Medical Opens Orlando Location

The company reports that it continues to see high demand for mobility products and services in Florida.



MACs’ Post-payment Review Broadened

MACs may now conduct post-payment medical reviews of items and services with dates of service after March 2020.

Scharenbroich to Keynote VGM’s Heartland

Emmy Award winner and author Mark Scharenbroich will speak at the 20th anniversary of VGM’s education conference, which is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

CAMPS Slates Fall Conference

The annual meeting for the California HME association will take place on Sept. 8 in Long Beach, Calif. 

NCART Pushes to Extend Telehealth for CRT

Association calls on CRT stakeholders to advocate on behalf of a bill that would expand telehealth access, as well as to complete a survey on examples of telehealth in CRT.

FAHCS, ACMESA Open Registration for Summer Meetings

The Florida event will run Aug. 5-6 in Orlando, and the North Carolina event will be held Aug. 18-19 in Wrightsville Beach.

AAHomecare Prioritizes Extending Rural and Non-CBA Relief

The CARES Act’s reimbursement provisions helped rural suppliers and those in other non-bid areas, but they expired when the COVID-19 public health emergency ends.

VGM Govt. Relations: Engage Lawmakers at Townhalls

Members of the House will be in districts until June 14, giving HME stakeholders an opportunity to advocate during Representatives’ constituent meetings.

CMS Releases More Details on Round 2021 Bids

Analysis from AAHomecare shows a large portion of the bids were for the 13 removed categories and came from first-time bidders.

Team@Work Sales BootCamp Debuting at Medtrade West

The full-day event will run July 12 at the Phoenix Convention Center and will provide sales insights, tactics, leadership training and more.

Rehab Medical Expands Into Tennessee

CRT company announces it is moving into the Nashville market to serve mobility users as part of a broader expansion strategy.

Louisiana House Passes Ventilator Protections

Legislation preventing insurers, MCOs and other payers from capping reimbursement for ventilators moves to Senate.

PAMES Meets with Staff of House HME Champion

Representatives of the Oregon and Washington association, along with VGM Government Relations, met with staff for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Ore.).

Medline to Purchase Hudson RCI Respiratory Products

Acquisition of a significant portion of the Hudson RCI line of respiratory products from Teleflex will not only broaden Medline’s product portfolio but expand its manufacturing capabilities.

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Doubled in Past Decade

A new study shows Medicare Advantage now accounts for 42 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries, with 26 million individuals enrolled in the program.

Amigo Mobility Earns Best Small Business Award

An organization that helps small businesses in the Wolverine State grow will honor the company for its ability to adapt to a changing environment while continuing to innovate.

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