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Rural Bid Relief Bill to Debut in Early November

Nascent legislation would remedy not only national bid expansion, but the oxygen ‘double-dip,’ as well.

Recently Completed Patient Access Survey Assists Advocacy

Compelling statistics show that patients are having difficulty accessing needed DME suppliers and their case managers and discharge planners share their frustration.

Medtrade's Must-Sees

The upcoming Oct. 23-25 offers a ton of key conference sessions and special events. Here are some offerings from the show you don't want to miss.

HME Woman of the Year Finalists Revealed

Out of 38 nominees, four women will travel to Medtrade for a chance at becoming 2017’s honoree.

Industry Works to Move Past Price’s Departure

Last week’s resignation from HHS Secretary Price took many by surprise, but industry pushes agenda forward.

71% of MAC Prepayment Audits Paid After Review

Second Quarter Audit Key survey releases several significant findings related to Medicare claims audits.

Pride to Cut Power Lift Recliners

To help HME providers, mobility manufacturer will reduce power lift recliners prices by 10% in the Fourth Quarter.

National Bid Expand Created Widespread Difficulties in HME Access

Advanced highlights from report show that 52 percent of Medicare beneficiaries had trouble accessing HME since July 1, 2016.



CAIRE Taps Altra Service Professionals as Authorized Service Center

Relationship aims to cut provider costs, covers stationary and portable devices in New Jersey and New England.

Consumer Groups Lobby Congress on Behalf of H.R.-3730

Letter calls on lawmakers to support legislation that would protect manual CRT chair accessories from competitive bid pricing.

House Sign-on Letter Calls for Rural Relief IFR

Providers urged to help lobby lawmakers to back letter asking OMB Director to clear Interim Final Rule that would resume blended rates for rural providers.

Medtrade Session Offers Some Good News About Audits

Oct. 24 presentation from van Halem Group duo will examine the ways in which CMS is changing the way CMS is performing some audits -- some for the better.

Numotion Unveils Remote Wheelchair Servicing

Using a secure phone app, users and caregivers can send technicians video that lets them quickly assess and diagnose problems with manual and power CRT devices.

CPAP Bundling Sign-on Letter Delivered to CMS

Letter urges Administrator Verma to halt CMS's plans to test CPAP bundling during the next round of competitive bidding.

VGM Video Shows How Bidding Has Hurt Provider Population

The video shows how greatly the number of providers have fallen since 2013, and engages viewers to lobby lawmakers on behalf of DME.

CMS Drops a Sneak Peak of New Medicare Cards

New cards comply with laws aiming to protect private information of Medicare beneficiaries through new ID numbers.

Brightree, ResMed Simplify Sleep Resupply

Feature reduces costly procedure while increasing resupply enrollment, revenue.

Providers Urged to Assist Manual CRT Bill Advocacy

NCART posts various online resources to help providers and other stakeholders garner more co-sponsors for the bill.

CMS Expands Hurricane Harvey Waivers to Irma

Providers in affected areas will be able to better help patients get replacements for lost or damaged DME.

Manual CRT Accessories Bill Hits the House

Dropped Friday morning, the bill comes out of the gate with solid bi-partisan support developed during the August congressional recess.

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