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CMS Proposes Several Competitive Bidding Changes

The changes include a new ‘lead item’ rule, and a new method for setting single payment amounts, as well as rural relief and oxygen reimbursement changes.

ResMed Partners with Verily For Sleep Apnea Initiative

The two companies will combine technology resources to identify and reach untreated sleep apnea sufferers.

Child Benefits from One More Heartland Giveaway

After June donations of mobility equipment, EZ-ACCESS donates vertical platform lift to girl with SMA.

VGM Revs up for ‘August of Action’

VGM helps members prepare for August advocacy effort that will concentrate on several regulatory and policy objectives.

Quantum Rehab to Offer CEU Courses at Medtrade

The power wheelchair manufacturer will offer two new continuing education classes at the October 15-17 conference.

Cure Medical Releases Pocket-Sized Catheter Kit

New catheter kit for men allows for easy and discreet transport for single-use device.

VGM Studying Delivery Costs

VGM Government Relations is calling on providers to participate in a survey of delivery costs in order to generate information that will reinforce industry’s case on Capitol Hill.

CMS Schedules Next DME Open Door Forum

July 11 conference call will address the Home Health Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule, other home health, hospice and DME issues.



U.S. Rehab, Vendors Benefit Children’s Charity at Heartland

For the third consecutive year, VGM’s U.S. Rehab worked with chair makers to donate equipment to children needing mobility solutions.

MedPAC Report Suggests Adding Products to Bidding

Despite CMS’s acknowledgement of competitive bidding problems in its IFR, annual report to Congress doubles-down on program by suggesting additional products.

FOCUS Conference Issues Call for Speakers

Women’s health conference, FOCUS, is seeking presentation submissions from industry experts

Bonafide Upgrades its Customer Service

HME billing and business management software company adopts cloud-based customer service solution from Zendesk.

VGM Opens Nominations for 2018 HME Woman of the Year

Third annual edition of award program recognizes women HME professionals for their leadership and contributions to the HME industry.

Coleman: Industry Accountability Project Needs Support

Half of the country has an HME advocate assigned to lawmakers, but providers in remaining areas need to commit before the industry has full coverage.

Heartland Speakers: Providers Must Comment on IFR

In addition to limited rural relief, the IFR provides a platform for public comments, which industry advocates are calling on providers to post by July 9 in order to help shape bidding policy.

Most PAP Resupply Claims Don’t Pass Medicare Muster

New report from HHS OIG says claims for replacement positive airway pressure device supplies didn’t comply with Medicare’s requirements.

H.R. 4229 Tops 150 Backers

As more lawmakers sign-on, industry continues lobbying push being legislation that would provide stronger rural relief than recent IFR.

CMS Will Factor in IFR for CURES Medicaid Rates

AAHomecare convinces CMS to permit state Medicaid programs to use the higher rates for claims that are impacted by the CURES mandates until Dec. 31.

HOMES Recognizes VGM Group

Association awards industry member group with its 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award.

Rely Medical Supply Rolls out ‘Rely Rewards’

Incontinence provider’s loyalty program lets customers accrue points they can apply to future purchases.

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