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ADMEA Annual Meeting & Convention to See New Schedule

Alabama HME association gears up for its yearly event, which runs Jan. 11-12, 2022 in Hoover, Ala.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Observation Deck

An E-Prescribing Solution Comes to the DME Industry

Several factors have slowed DME’s adoption of e-prescription, but a new coalition has kicked things into high gear.

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Annual Roundtable

What's On Your Radar?

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines as it wreaks healthcare havoc, but there are 8 strategic trends poised to impact your business in the coming weeks and months. Are you monitoring them? Are you prepared? HMEB's editorial advisory board shares their insights.

HHS Taking Applications for Phase 4 of PRF

Providers can apply for Phase 4 General Distribution and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments. HRSA has provided various resources and is hosting technical assistance webinars.

CMS Publishes Oxygen for Cluster Headaches NCD Decision

CMS is finalizing changes to two separate, but medically related NCDs that should expand access to the use of home oxygen to treat Cluster Headache.



TeleHealth Clinical Evals Debuts Podcast

The debut episode interviews experts Dr. Scott M. Martin MD, PMR, MS and Maxine Paul about the importance and benefits of adopting telehealth for CRT evaluations.

Observation Deck

Preparing for the Next Surge in Claims Audits

With the COVID-19 audit pause well behind us, multiple indicators show CMS is quickly resuming audits in a big way. What do HME providers need to know?

DMEscripts Formed by Industry Leaders

New alignment with some of the largest HME providers, as well as AAHomecare and VGM, will help drive the adoption of e-prescribing for home medical equipment.

CMS’s Philips Recall Update Poses Problems

An alert from the agency tells Medicare patients to contact suppliers, but AAHomecare and VGM Government Relations both point out that the announcement’s phrasing will cause difficulties for sleep providers.

ACMESA Wraps Successful 2021 Summer Meeting

The Aug. 18-19 event was in-person with masks and social distancing encouraged, and saw the debut of the inaugural Tart Advocacy & Leadership Award.

Q&A

AAHomecare: Dealing with Delta

AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan about how the industry association is approaching the Delta variant and its impact on HME providers from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint

Prochant Joins the Inc. 5000 List 

Post-acute reimbursement services company makes the list for the first time after posting three-year revenue gains of 112%.

AAHomecare Joins Effort to Protect Ostomy Supplies

HME association and other ostomy stakeholders release a new whitepaper aimed at educating payers on why they must protect reimbursement for ostomy supplies.

AAHomecare Gearing up for Virtual Washington Conference

Like last year’s Washington conference, the Sept. 29 lobbying effort will connect providers with lawmakers and legislative staff using a virtual meeting platform. 

Pennsylvania Exempts Breast Pumps From Sales Tax

The new legislation removes sales tax of all retail transactions of breast pumps and related items starting Jan. 1, 2022.

HMEB Podcast with ACHC