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Quality Biomedical Releases QTag Stickers

The QR code stickers help smooth and facilitate the repair process as well as reinforce providers’ chain of custody for devices.

HME Woman of the Year Ceremony Slated for Dec. 15

The finalists have been announced and the 2022 HME Woman of the Year will be announced during a special virtual ceremony.

CAIRE to Acquire MGC Diagnostics Holdings

Taking on MGC will add non-invasive cardiorespiratory diagnostic systems, accessories and consumables to CAIRE’s product lineup.

CMS Makes Sizable CPI-U Rate Adjustments for DME

The 6.4% to 9.1% increases are much larger than typical CPI-U modifications and should help providers contend with costs. However, advocates say more needs to be done.

Medtrade Offering SmartSaver Rates Dec. 5 to Dec. 16

The SmartSaver rates offer the lowest-possible fees for attending the annual conference and expo, which runs March 28-30 in Dallas.

OxyGo Enters the Sleep Therapy Market

The portable oxygen device maker has launched OxyGo SLEEP, which offers CPAP and BPAP devices, travel batteries, sanitizers, accessories and an online compliance portal.

AAHomecare Analyzes CMS’s New Oxygen LCD

AAHomecare provides a point-by-point breakdown of the new LCD, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023.

Providers Urged to Help End-of-Year DME Reimbursement Relief

AAHomecare calls on HME providers to tell their Senators and Representatives to include two key DME reimbursement provisions in any year-end omnibus spending legislation.

Quantum Launches TRU-Balance 4 Positioning System

The power positioning system provides 10, 20, or 30 degrees of power anterior tilt to help users perform tasks of daily life.

House Passes the Lymphedema Treatment Act

The legislation would require CMS to reimburse the cost of compression garments needed for ongoing lymphedema treatment.



OPGA Recognizes 2022 Freedom Award Recipients

Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America honors 31 O&P providers for their work in caring for military personnel.

Advocates Call for Changes to Wheelchair Repair Bill

AAHomecare, NCART and HOMES send a letter calling on the leadership of the Massachusetts legislature to make several changes to SB 3136.

Exokinetics Opens Funding for Elevating Walker-Chair

Available to the public via SeedInvest, new Series B Funding broadens manufacturing capacity for Zeen walker, which lifts users and supports them as they walk.

Encore Healthcare and Buckeye Home Medical Partner

The respiratory and sleep software company and respiratory HME provider work together to implement a new approach to home respiratory care model.

Sunrise Will Offer VA Patients Installs of LUCI’s Safety System

The wheelchair manufacturer will offer VA patients the option for a factory installation of LUCI’s safety technology system on QUICKIE power wheelchairs.

Eversense CGM System Now Connects With Apple Health

Now diabetes patients using the Eversense CGM Systems can view their glucose data alongside all their other health metrics in the Apple Health app,

Vendor Viewpoint

Looking to Raise Capital? Look Across the Pond

Belluscura follows other medical device makers successfully raising equity on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM.

CMS Publishes Post-PHE Audit Guidance

In the first guidance on how it will handle audits after the Covid-19 public health emergency, CMS offers clarifications on dates of service and the nature of the audits.

Business Solutions

Outsourced Billing: Taking a Second Look

The forces pushing providers to reexamine RCM services, and how providers can integrate outsourced billing into their businesses.

AAHomecare Unveils ‘The Value of HME’

Created by the association’s Payer Relations Council, the new brochure aims to help providers show payers how they deliver value to patients while reducing costs.

RRI Releases Showroom Display for Boost Oxygen

The easy-to-assemble display helps providers showcase Responsive Respiratory’s supplemental oxygen product line.

Ind. Providers Secure ARPA Fund Eligibility

Industry advocates work to ensure that Indiana HME providers qualify for ARPA relief funds equaling 8.1% of their qualified Medicaid billing.

Medtrade East Metrics: Bigger Show, More People

After wrapping its final show in Atlanta, Medtrade East ran the numbers and found it saw sizable gains in square footage and attendees. The show is now prepping for its 2023 event in Dallas.

ADMEA Slates 2023 Annual Meeting

Alabama association will hold its 48th annual meeting meeting Jan. 10-11, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Hoover, Ala.

Live from Medtrade Video

Helping Retail HME Providers Demonstrate Quality

Sandy Canally, RN, of the accrediting organization The Compliance Team, explains how a new certification program helps non-DMEPOS providers differentiate their services in the retail market.

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