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WellSky Opens New Global Headquarters

HME software company opens new facility in Kansas; WellSky Foundation donates to community care organization.

Industry Leader Passes Away

HOMES President and CEO Karen Estrella built a reputation for advocating on behalf of both providers in New England and the industry as a whole.

Another Round 2021 Education Conference Slated

Aug. 27 event will help bring providers up to speed three weeks before the bid window closes.

Key House Committee Upvotes Bill with CRT Provisions

House Energy & Commerce Committee approves H.R. 2328, which protects manual complex rehab chairs and accessories.

Video: PVI Featured on ‘Designing Spaces’

Lifetime show profiles ramp maker Prairie View Industries efforts to help make the Oscar Mike foundation home more accessible for handicap Veterans.

Lowest Rates on Medtrade Registration Now Available

Medtrade is now offering its SmartSaver Rates for the upcoming conference and expo slated for Oct. 21-23 in Atlanta.

Ways and Means to Review CRT Protections

NCART calls on CRT stakeholders to contact House Ways and Means Committee members and urge them to approve the HEARTS and Rural Relief Act during Wednesday’s markup session.

SP Ableware-Maddak Unveils E-Catalog

Interactive e-catalog lets users more easily access SP Ableware-Maddak’s products and aids for daily living.

Vent Letter Notches 180 Lawmakers’ Signatures

Letter submitted to CMS and HHS calls for agencies to remove non-invasive ventilators from competitive bidding. July 26 deadline to get signatures for Senate companion letter fast approaching.

HMEB Podcast: Zip Code Changes and CRT Opportunities

Episode 010 of the HME Business talks to experts about funding implications of CMS’s reclassification of multiple rural and non-bid zip codes, as well as sales opportunities for HME providers in the CRT market.



RAC Approved to Audit Diabetes Test Strips

Performant will only review HCPCS code A4253 and claims paid date must be within three years before the Additional Documentation Request.

Non-Invasive Vent Letter Launched in Senate

Newly unveiled companion to House letter calls on CMS and HHS to pull back from including non-invasive vents in competitive bidding. Providers urged to enlist their Senators’ support.

CMS Opens Round 2021 Registration

Authorized officials have 14 days to get in DBIdS and Connexion, backup authorized officials have 21 days, and the registration window closes completely in 67 days.

Providers Hit VGM Heartland

The 18th edition of the annual event saw a major change and offered some new educational features, while offering attendees some familiar faves, as well.

Zip Code Changes Impact HMEs

CMS has changed zip code designation for various areas which has in turned changed the reimbursement rates for providers in those areas.

Mass. HME Provider Tightens Focus on Hospice Market

Mass Bay Respiratory has rebranded as Mass Bay Medical Supplies to reach hospice patients, families and caregivers with an array of hospice-oriented products and services.

Study: 170 Million People in the Americas Have Sleep Apnea

New ResMed study shows the sleep apnea patient population in Americas alone is well over previous worldwide estimates of 100 million people.

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

Round 2021 Education Site Offers 3 New Resources

The Dmecbpeducation.com site unveils new video tutorials, a webinar recording, an improved FAQ to help providers better prepare their Round 2021 bids.

Post-Acute Players Nab Medical Technology Awards

Sleep therapy manufacturer ResMed and e-prescription technology company Parachute Health both receive 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards.

VGM Offers Expanded Bid Calculators

Newly revised bidding calculators let HME providers enter their own book of business to see how bids under lead item pricing would impact their business.

PFQC Survey: Patients Still Waiting on HME

An online poll of patients sees that they are waiting upwards of two weeks for medical equipment, seeing increased out-of-pocket cost.

Podcast Focuses on CRT and Sleep

Latest edition of the HME Business Podcast examines increasing adoption, funding of iLevel, steps providers can take to improve sleep therapy compliance.

CMS Slates Prior Authorization Call

July 11 conference call will address the prior authorization process for pressure reducing support surfaces.

Providers Flock to ATHOMES Spring Conference

Tennessee association sees increased turnout for its annual two-day conference featuring a variety of industry speakers.

CMS Adds More Round 2021 Webinars

Two webcasts for June will offer a two-part discussion of registering and submitting bids in Round 2021.

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