News


Second Quarter Audit Key Deadline Extended to Aug. 25

AAHomecare reminds providers that the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather cumulative totals on specific audit metrics.

HME Woman of the Year Entry Deadline Fast Approaching

Aug. 14. is the last day to submit nominations for competition recognizing women who have impacted the industry

CRT Bill Poised to Launch in House

Draft language now available for legislation that will protect manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding.

HMEB New Product Awards Program Now Accepting Entries

Annual New Product of The Year competition is accepting entries for products released before July 15; winners to be announced in Fall.

Medforce, DME Data Solutions Partner up

Two HME technology companies offer providers an end-to-end business management solution.

Patient Access Survey Now Live

Providers, case managers, beneficiaries urged to share their experience of how competitive bidding has hurt access to HME.

AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Providers Urged to Give August Lobbying Push a Boost

With potential legislation possibly on the horizon, HME advocates hope to set the stage with some concentrated lobbying during congressional recess.



Philips Cuts Ribbon on Pittsburgh ‘Innovation Center’

New office location expands company’s dual commitment to Western Pennsylvania and collaborating with universities and other healthcare innovators.

Drum Line Heralds New Day for Invacare

DME manufacturer enters August no longer under the injunction of its FDA consent decree, ending nearly five years of heavily restricted production and sales.

New Site Aims to Connect Clients with HME Providers

Homebecause.com lets providers list their businesses to help consumers and caregivers in their area find them.

Study Will Assess Patients’ HME Access

AAHomecare-commissioned effort will examine how bidding has impacted medical equipment access in bid and non-bid areas.

Stratice-athenahealth Partnership Links Referrals with Post-Acute Suppliers

Agreement part of a larger effort to redefine how prescribers of DME and the providers of DME connect.

Mediware Acquires Bowman Systems

Purchase of social services software maker part of a Mediware initiate to expand its range of offerings.

Medicare Accounts for 16% of HME Spending

Report shows that Medicare’s, Medicaid’s importance as funding sources is shrinking, while private payer and retail dominate revenues.

Forty-nine Senators Back Rural Relief Letter

Lawmakers in the upper chamber back Congressional call on HHS, CMS leadership to use regulatory authority to completely comply with CURES Act.

CareCredit, OxyGo Strike Financing Partnership

Entry into HME market by established healthcare credit card company should expand oxygen patients’ equipment, therapy options.

AAHomecare Providers Educate DME MAC, PDAC Staff

ATPs, manufacturer reps aimed to help staffers better understand mobility devices in order to minimize confusion and smooth claims and coding for devices.

Rural Relief Letter Garners Solid Support

Follow-up to the House letter, the Senate letter has attracted from nearly half the upper chamber.

Upstep Launches Online Custom Orthotics Service

Online ordering offers customers low-cost, custom orthotics without leaving home.

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