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VGM Insurance Offers Bid Bonds

VGM Insurance Services partners with Lexon Insurance Company to help HME providers meet new surety bond requirements for Round 2021.

Quantum Rehab Donates Custom Power Chair

Customized iLevel power chair helps Walmart employee with cerebral palsy get around work more easily, as well as increase his life enjoyment.

Tenn. Makes CRT a Separate Benefit

Volunteer state’s House and Senate unanimously vote to protect Medicaid patients’ access to specialized wheelchairs and accessories.

AAHomecare Underscores Ventilator Concerns

Association meets with White House Domestic Policy Council on CMS’s addition of non-invasive ventilators to Round 2021.

CBIC: Get Licensed, Get Accredited

Competitive bidding contractor begins Round 2021 education efforts by reminding providers to ensure their locations are accredited and have the right state licensing.

HMEB Podcast Episode 004 Now Online

Latest installment in HMEB’s quickly growing podcast survey examines breast cancer legislation and six-year lookback audits.

CMS Releases Initial Round 2021 Details

Information released on revised competitive bidding program released includes important dates, bid areas, product categories, and structural changes to the program.

Addition of Ventilators to Bidding a ‘Terrifying Development’

Public statement from AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan says including non-invasive ventilators in Round 2021 will hurt access for patients that ‘critically depend’ on them.

AAHomecare Makes Bona Fide Bid Recommendations

Association calls on CMS to educate bidders on lead item pricing and to make additional checks that bidders submit bona fide bids.

Providers Urged to Attend Legislative Conference

AAHomcare calls on providers to register for May 22-23 Washington Legislative Conference to get their best set of legislative meetings.



PlayMaker Health, Team@Work Partner for Professional Services

Sales and management consulting firm will provide business development training and strategic support to HME software company’s Health Partner Program.

‘Let Her Decide’ Campaign Backs New Legislation

Public awareness campaign backing Breast Cancer Equity Acts kicks into high gear on International Women’s Day.

Third Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the recently launched industry news service meets with Brown & Fortunato's Jeffery Baird to examine managed care and Essentially Women's Nikki Jensen to discuss health opportunities.

Custom Breast Prostheses Bills Introduced in House and Senate

Legislation re-introduced in the House and debuted in the Senate would require Medicare to fund custom breast prostheses, the only part of the body Medicare doesn’t cover. 

QS/1 Partnering With Digital Pharmacist

Two companies will offer secure ways to help providers communicate via mobile devices and the web to fill and monitor prescriptions.

AAHomecare Expands Payer Relations Team

Building on its wins in turning back Medicaid programs and other payer relations achievements, association taps David Chandler to help develop Medicare Advantage strategies.

Medtrade Spring Early Rates Ending

Special discount rates for April 16 to 18 industry event end this Saturday, Feb. 23.

OxyGo Launches Bluetooth-Enabled POC

Device connects to patient app and provider desktop to facilitate a variety of remote monitoring functions.

Second Episode of HMEB Podcast Now available

The latest edition of the newly launched industry news service interviews national association leaders about the legislative and regulatory agenda for HME and CRT over the coming months.

Kentucky Providers Urged to Support State DME Bill

KMESA is calling on HME businesses and stakeholders to lobby state lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would streamline DME requirements.

Rehab Medication Acquires OMS Rehab

The acquisition expands Rehab’s product line as well as the range of services it offers.

Numotion Foundation Launches New Website

The foundation’s grant and sponsorship application for charitable groups is available on the new site.

Oklahoma Providers Push for Sales Tax Exemption

OMEPA members, other HME businesses, and VGM visit state capitol to educate lawmakers on legislation that would make DME purchases exempt from state sales tax.

AAHomecare Emphasizes State-level Advocacy

After working with state associations to stop or limit CURES cuts to Medicaid in 29 states, association says state-level advocacy will continue to rank as a top priority.

NCART Outlines 2019 Agenda

After narrow missing passage in last Congress, protecting accessories for manual CRT chairs tops the list.

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