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Drive DeVilbiss Puts Assembly Instructions on BILT

HME maker partners with BILT to provide an online 3D walkthrough with audible step-by-step explanations for the assembly of Drive DeVilbiss products.

VGM Announces HME Woman of the Year Finalists

Four HME leaders were selected for making make a difference in the industry. The winner will be announced Dec. 16

Sunrise Unveils Transportable Tilt Wheelchair

The ZIPPIE Sphynx expands Sunrise’s pediatric mobility line to help families that are always on the go.

Major HME Companies Maximize Their AAHomecare Support

Eleven large providers and vendors have expanded their membership and financial support of the industry association by joining its new Diamond corporate partner class.

Medtrade Turns Attention to Phoenix

Medtrade West, which will run April 4-6, 2022 at the Phoenix, Ariz. Convention Center with the return to the springtime slot bringing cooler temperatures for the event.

CCS Medical Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner

National provider of home-delivered HME and supplies has come on board to back the industry association’s efforts to ensure patients have continued access to medical supplies.

VGM Call for Heartland Speakers Now Open

Organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a broad range of HME topics for the event, which runs June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

CMS Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Include DME Suppliers

Interim final rule on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities does not include DME suppliers in its list.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Debuts Personal Care Products

The two products include a digital heating pad with six heat and time settings and a dining scarf that helps patients cook and dine with dignity.

Drive DeVilbiss Unveils Delta Pro Homecare Bed

The Delta Pro Homecare Bed features a universal bed frame that works with interchangeable components and motor options to create six unique bed configurations.



NEMEP Gears Up for Fall Virtual Education Week

The online-only event for Northeast providers includes educational sessions and a virtual happy hour running next week.

HEMCO Releases Pharmacy Balance Enclosure

Enclosure for critical procedures involving powders and liquids comes in multiple widths to accommodate small processes at pharmacies.

Supreme Medical Fulfillment joins AAHomecare

Noting that ‘we’re all in this together,’ VP Colston Mason of the Southeast distributor says his company aims to help move payment reform advocacy forward.

EW Opens Focus Conference 2022 Registration

The annual educational event for providers of women’s health products and services will run Feb. 5-7 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Nominations open for Ruth Addison Award of Excellence.

AAHomecare Honors Ackerman

Photos video of association’s Tom Ryan recognizing Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Standup for Homecare.

Medtrade East Wraps Its Return to an In-Person Event

This week marks the return to an in-person format for the annual industry expo and conference and attendees and exhibitors react. Plus: Video interview with Associate Show Director York Schwab.

DME Rule Sent to OMB for Final Review

After a Congressional sign-on letter urged CMS and HHS leadership to release the pending DME rule, the agencies have moved the rule to the last stage of regulatory review.

AAHomecare to Honor Ackerman During Medtrade

The association will recognize Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award for his HME advocacy work.

95 Lawmakers Sign DME Rule Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter calls for CMS and HHS leadership to finally release the pending DME rule, which broadly impacts reimbursement.

Industry Preps for Medtrade East

After missing out on an in-person event in 2020, next week’s event returns to Atlanta with some new features as well as familiar favorites.

Associations to Showcase ‘State Straight Talk’

AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.

VGM Wound Care Releases Diabetic Program Guide

The latest guide from VGM division offers direction on starting a diabetes care program and how providers can develop their program.

Nominations Open HME Woman of the Year

The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.

Etac Acquires of Ki Mobility

Ki Mobility co-founder Doug Munsey will head the seating and mobility sales team for North America. Statement from both companies says ‘it is business as usual’ for customers.

Congressional CRT Letter Notches 77 Lawmakers’ Signatures

House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.

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