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Senate Upvotes Stimulus Package — With HME Provisions

Bill includes an extension of the 50/50 blended rate for HME in rural and non-contiguous, non-bid areas, and temporarily eliminates the 2 percent Medicare sequester reduction, and eliminates some telehealth requirements.

HME Stakeholders Back Letter to Commercial Payers Concerning COVID-19

At least 150 providers sign letter that outlines 18 policy recommendations to help HME suppliers better serve patients and ease burdens on hospitals during the COVD-19 pandemic.

Medtrade Calls For Presentation Proposals Ahead of Planned November Conference

HME experts and speakers can submit presentations, particularly for town hall/panel-style sessions, through May 1.

Glooko Offers Free Remote Diabetes Care During COVID-19

To cut down on risk of in-person visits, Glooko is providing its remote-care solution that provides live patient-to-clinician connectivity at no charge.

COVID-19 Response: AAHomecare Asks CMS to Change Key Policies

In order to help HME providers better serve patients during pandemic, industry association asks agency to change coverage and documentation requirements. At the top of the list: a requirement waiver for respiratory equipment and a one year competitive bidding delay.

VGM Pushes for Better Provider Access to PPEs

As state governments call on Trump Administration to release Federal supplies of PPEs and other medical resources, VGM calls on HME stakeholders to push for priority access in order to help contain COVID-19.

March 20 Webinar Focuses on HME During COVID-19

A joint webinar from AAHomecare, VGM and Team@Work will cover how providers can approach various aspects of their businesses during COVID-19.

Sunrise Medical Partners With Team Gleason To Offer Seat Elevators to ALS Patients

The collaboration is part of Team Gleason's financial assistance program, which provides funding to people seeking smart home technology, communication devices and more.

HME Starts to Feel the Impact of COVID-19

As the world responds to the pandemic, HME organizations begin postponing events, AAHomecare seeks further guidance from CMS, and providers consider how to help protect vulnerable patients.

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BOC Wins Stevie Award For Technology and Customer Service

The Board of Certification/Accreditation launched a website redesign in April 2019, earning the organization its tenth Stevie.



Parent Company of QS/1 and Integra Sold To Private Equity Firm

No immediate changes in operations or staff are planned for Smith Technologies and its software brands QS/1, Integra and Publiq.

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Sunrise Medical Acquires Spanish Sports and E-Mobility Manufacturer Oracing

Oracing, which manufactures and sells wheelchairs, hand bikes and more within Europe, will maintain its site in Spain as it joins Sunrise’s brand portfolio.

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WellSky Launches New Suite of Advisory, Technical and Software Services

The introduction of WellSky Services also acts as the formal rebranding of subsidiary Fazzi Associates.

NEMEP Annual Meeting Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns

Organizers are planning a series of educational webinars in place of the conference and exhibit show planned for April 1-2 in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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ATHOMES Postpones Spring Conference in Nashville

The gathering, scheduled for March 19-20, has been postponed due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Expected To Grow Past $3 Billion By 2029

The expansion of the NPWT market will likely be caused by higher demand for single-use disposable devices.

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Philips Global Sleep Survey Reveals Low Sleep Satisfaction, Misconceptions About Sleep Apnea

Only 36 percent of sleep apnea patients reported using CPAP therapy at least once a week, demonstrating the gap between diagnosis and treatment.

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Registration Open For VGM’s Heartland Conference in June

Early bird pricing for the two-day event in Waterloo, Iowa is available until April 17.

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AAHomecare Draws Roadmap For 2020 During Revamped Medtrade Spring Update

Association leaders shared updates on legislation, the standard written order process, payer relations and AAHomecare’s plans to add members and increase its operating budget.

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Broda Offers Motion Concepts Seating on Rehab Chairs

Broda partners with Motion Concepts to offer Matrx cushions and seating options on Encore Rehab, Comfort Rehab, Elite Rehab and Latitude Rehab chairs.

Mobility Manufacturer Redesigns Website With More Accessibility Features

Visitors to new Pride Mobility site can now increase text size, and Pride is using automation technology to 'glean more insight' into how visitors use the site.

VGM Forbin Division Will Now Oversee Cybersecurity-Focused VGM Technologies

The move means that VGM Forbin will add cybersecurity assistance to its portfolio of services, which already included web marketing and IT services.

Medtrade Spring Gets New Name, Location for 2021

Responding to an attendee and exhibitor survey and the expense of Las Vegas, Medtrade Spring will now be known as Medtrade West and is heading to Phoenix, Ariz. In 2021.

Alex Orthopedic Acquires Ergonomics Product and Pillow Maker Jobri

Jobri’s brands of posture trainers, neck supports and ergonomic chairs will now join Alex’s collection of orthopedic products.

Numotion Purchases New York CRT Provider Monroe Wheelchair

As part of Numotion’s provider network, Monroe will continue to serve customers at its three locations in New York state.

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