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AAHomecare Leads Pre-Thanksgiving Push For Ventilator Legislation

The SMART Act’s number of co-sponsors has grown to 15 since it was introduced in late October; association urges providers to drive more backers ahead of Congressional recess.

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Are Physician Self-Referral Regulations About to Change?

An HHS proposed rule might make exceptions to the physician self-referral regulation. What's the industry's strategy?

CMS Issues Final Rule Affecting Requirements, Payments for DMEPOS Items

The rule, which will take effect next year, also streamlines the requirements for ordering DMEPOS products.

ACHC Rolls Out Home Infusion Therapy Accreditation

Program designed to help providers meet new accreditation requirements in order to receive Medicare reimbursement in 2021.

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SPORTS N’SPOKES Names Winners of 2019 Wheels UP! Accessible Travel Photo Contest

The magazine received hundreds of submissions showing people with disabilities traveling the world and showing off their athletic skill.

New House Bill Would Delay Inclusion of Ventilators in Competitive Bidding

The newly introduced SMART Act would keep ventilators out of bidding for five years, create an expert panel to advise HHS on ventilator coverage policies.

Medtrade Spring 2020 Offering Lowest Rates Through Nov. 2

Providers wishing to attend the March 3-5 conference and expo in Las Vegas have until Saturday to take advantage of the lowest possible rates.

CAIRE Becomes Latest Company to Join American Association for Homecare

The oxygen therapy manufacturer wants to expand its advocacy efforts on behalf of the HME industry.

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Third Party Administrators’ Impact on Medicaid Managed Care

The involvement of third-party administrators in Medicaid MCOs is starting to look like it will go from bad to worse for HME providers. What do providers need to know and what should they do?

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ResMed Announces New WellConnected Marketing Campaign

The initiative aims to showcase the interconnectedness of the company’s key brands, including Brightree, MatrixCare and HEALTHCAREfirst.



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Non-Invasive Ventilator Legislation on the Way

After CMS Administrator’s response to a Congressional sign-on letter failed to address various industry concerns, the industry and Congressional champions forge a legislative response.

Florida Man Named Winner of Vehicle Accessibility Package in MobilityWorks, VMI Sweepstakes

Mike Fritz won $12,000 to put toward a conversion package for his Dodge Grand Caravan.

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HME Business Honors New Product of the Year Winners at Medtrade

In Atlanta, HME Business gave awards to companies that were named winners of the sixth annual competition.

Medtrade 2019 Sees Revitalized Expo

New booths, new exhibitors, returning brands and increased foot traffic help increase the energy on the exhibit hall floor.

Wendy Russalesi Named 2019 HME Woman of the Year

Wendy Russalesi, the chief compliance officer at AdaptHealth, was awarded the prize at Medtrade after working in the HME industry for 20 years.

CMS Responds to House Letter on Non-Invasive Vents

Agency fails to address the core issue of the service levels required by these devices and the vulnerable patients using them. The stage is set of a legislative response.

Universal Software Solutions Holds Fourth Bi-Annual Conference for Software Clients

This year’s conference focused on “bridging software gaps” for users of the company’s Healthcare Data Management System.

CBIC Announces Key Round 2021 Dates

CBIC updates bidders on when Notice of Preliminary Bid Evaluation, Notice of Covered Document Review Findings and Required Action and Notice to Substantiate Your Bid(s) will be available, and what their deadlines are.

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GCE Healthcare Adding Online Monitoring Software To POCs

The company is adding 4G connectivity and its Clarity Connected Care software to Zen-O lite devices in the U.S. market.

NSM Announces Upcoming Ownership Change

National CRT provider's current owner, Court Square Capital Partners, has sold NSM to international private equity firm Cinven.

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HHS OIG Adds PAP Supplies to Its Workplan — Again

Sleep equipment providers risk facing costly six-year lookback audits in this new addition to OIG's workplan. How should they prepare?

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Quantum Rehab Partners with Reeve Foundation to Create Educational Content

The collaboration will produce content focused on how mobility products can improve quality of life for end users.

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Convexity Scientific Raises $3.5 Million to Expand Flyp Nebulizer Market Reach

The funding comes as Convexity prepares to launch an updated version of the portable nebulizer at Medtrade.

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WellSky Acquires Personal Care Software Platform ClearCare

The company plans to use the acquisition to expand its offerings in the personal care market.

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GF Health Earns ISO 13485:2016 and MDSAP Certification in U.S. Locations

The medical device manufacturer says the certification will allow for more growth in the market and improved efficiency.

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