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Providers Hit Capitol Hill With H.R. 4229 Topping Their Agenda

Using CMS’s recently released IFR to show an acknowledgement that the bid system is broken, Washington Legislative Conference attendees push for broader relief and reforms.

New Nonprofit Aims to Standardize DME Repair Training

A collaborative effort between VGM Education and FIOS DME Repair Training is designed to offer training and certification for DME and CRT repair technicians.

Non-Invasive Ventilation & Home Oxygen Are Cost-Effective COPD Treatment

New researchsuggest that a combination of home oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation are effective treatments and less costly than alternatives.

Sleep Apnea Affects Nearly 1 Billion People

New research increases the estimate of people suffering from sleep apnea nearly 10-fold to more than 936 million.

Topical Oxygen Is an Effective Treatment for Recalcitrant Ulcers

The findings of a new retrospective study suggest that topical oxygen is an effective treatment against recalcitrant wounds.

70% of Quadriplegia Patients Also Have OSA

Study examines obstructive sleep apnea prevalence in patients with quadriplegia.

AAHomecare Offers IFR Analysis

Despite the short duration and limited reach of relief, association says the IFR sets the stage for broader efforts.

Major Medical's Coleman Wins AAHomecare's Advocate Award

Among Coleman's advocacy achievements are the Grassroots Accountability Project and a state law requiring HME providers to have a physical location.



Deadline for House CRT Sign-on Letter Extended

Letter urges CMS to not include CRT when implementing Cures Act provisions that limit federal funds for DME covered by Medicaid.

Pride Mobility Touts Manufacturing Growth

Pride Mobility's Mississippi-based power lift recliner manufacturing plant has seen more than 50 percent growth since opening in 2016.

CMS Releases New Oxygen Claim Modifiers

After years of negotiating, AAHomecare convinces CMS to address need for new modifiers, which are to be used starting Aug. 1.

MAMES Hosts Record-Breaking Spring Convention

The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment and Supplies is fresh off a record-breaking conference and ratings smash.

Meuser Wins Primary

Former Pride Mobility executive wins Republican nomination, faces down Democrat Denny Wolf in November.

Numotion Taps CareCredit

National CRT provider will work with healthcare credit company to expand financing options for its clients.

Compass Health to Distribute 3B’s Lumin

Compass will be the sole distributor for 3B Medical’s UV-based CPAP disinfector.

IFR Increases Rural Rates for 7 Months

Blended, 50/50 rate schedule for rural and limited non-bid areas resumes, running June 1 through Dec. 31.

Philips Acquires Sleep NightBalance

Buy lets Philips address positional obstructive sleep apnea and positional snoring.

Jurisdiction D Releases TPE Error Rates

Enteral Nutrition tops the list in data gleaned from Fourth Quarter 2017 Targeted Probe and Educate audits.

Golden Unveils Chat Support

Manufacturer will assist both providers and end users in real time through its web site.

Industry Preps for Washington Legislative Conference

In addition to facilitating meetings with key legislative staff, May 23-24 event includes key education speakers and keynote from CMS.

10 Retail Best Practices for HME Providers

Enact a plan that gets customers through your store to buy products that meet their particular needs.

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