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Bidding Calculators Updates Released

CBP Education Collaborative provides context on profit/loss feature; CMS notifies bidders that ratios used to calculate non-lead rates on items that have changed payment class .

NEMEP Meets with N.Y. Lawmakers

Delegates met with N.Y. State Senator Patrick Gallivan, staff for Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), and staff for Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) to discuss various issues.

N.C. Delays Transition to Managed Care Due to Budget Standoff

The state says it will move to managed care in one phase in February rather than beginning the process on Nov. 1.

Round 2021 Bid Window Closes Sept. 18

The end of bidding for Round 2021 is fast approaching; industry experts share insights on what providers need to be doing now.

VMI Aims to Broaden Product Offerings Through Mobility Networks Partnership

The exclusive distribution agreement with VMI marks UK-based Mobility Networks’ entry into the North American market.

Podcast: Revenue Cycle Management for HME

RCM has come to HME, and two experts in the area of RCM and business analytics join the HME Business Podcast to take a deep dive into RCM and analytics and how providers can use these tools to boost profitability.

Universal VendorLink Now Connects with Essity

Connection means that HDMS users can use VendorLink to order Essity products as well as drop ship them to patients.

Medtrade: Early Rates End Sept. 1

The special rates offer discounts on conference and expo passes, as well as other show content, for the Oct. 21-23 event.

AAHomecare Campaign Profiles ‘HME Heroes’

Campaign aims to raise awareness of the industry's contributions by profiling providers that make a difference in their patients' lives and in their communities; first HME Hero is Gayle Devin of ActivStyle.

Most Diabetes Patients to Use CGMs by 2026

Analysts expect 41 million cases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the United States by 2026, and most of those users will opt for CGMs.



WHILL Merges With Scootaround

Personal Electric Vehicle maker and personal transportation company look at establishing a global Mobility-as-a-Service business.

Podcast

Managing the Managed Care Opportunity

Legal expert Jeff Baird discusses managed care on latest HMEB podcast episode; podcast also examines how providers can better manage their equipment ‘fleets.’

Providers Testify at SBA Regulatory Fairness Hearing

Representatives of HME, CRT and women’s health businesses discuss small business impact of policies governing wheelchair accessories, custom breast prostheses, and Medicaid managed care.

VGM Retail, MercyOne Collaborate on Hospital Gift Shop

HME member service organization and health system develop a gift shop that benefits Waterloo Medical Center and Cedar Falls Medical Center.

GCE Names Quality Biomedical as National Service Provider

HME service equipment will provide warranty and out-of-warranty service and repair for Zen-O and Zen-O lite POCs.

DBidS Registration Ends Aug. 16

Other important Round 2021 dates looming include covered document review and bidding window closure.

QS/1, Therigy Team up to Help Specialty Pharmacies

Agreement will let specialty pharmacies using QS/1 tap into TherigySTM to simply patient care process.

3B Medical, Sunset Make Inc. 5000

Magazine's annual listing of companies demonstrating dynamic growth includes sleep therapy equipment maker and manufacturer of a wide range of HME items.

Cape Medical Supply Picks Up EHM’s Sleep Therapy Business

The deal will help Cape Medical Supply expand sleep therapy market reach in the region while letting Enos narrow its focus on the hospice market.

Bidding Tutorial: How Capacity and Demand Influence Payment Rates

Tutorial includes video, charts, and a detailed explanation on how capacity and demand can impact SPAs.

Aug. 27 Bid Smart Summit Registration Still Open

Time is running out to sign up for the conference, which aims to get providers up to speed three weeks before Round 2021’s bid window closes.

Universal Expanding Its Headquarters

HME software company has outgrown its current space and has launched construction of a new building at the same location.

AAHomecare Offers More Proposed Rule Insights

In addition to last week’s details on CMS’s proposed ESRD/DMEPOS rule, association gives details on proposed adjustments to face-to-face criteria and changes of ownership timeline.

Video: Using the Purify O3 to Clean PAP Devices on the Go

Responsive Respiratory video shows users, providers how to clean PAP equipment with Purify O3 CPAP/BiPAP Sanitizer.

Wheels UP! Accessible Travel Photo Contest Open Until Aug. 16

The contest asks people who use wheelchairs to submit photos of themselves enjoying accessible vacation spots, outdoors programs and other activities.

Podcast with Sunil Krishnan and Fadi Haddad

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