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Featuring McKesson, Veterans Affairs, and CMS.

Product Series Launch

New Bari+Max Lineup Designed for Evolving Needs of Bariatric Patients

Dynarex's strategy includes expediting the provision of bariatric products.

Miller’s VP Adam Engstrom Re-Elected to OAMES Board

Engstrom first began serving on the Ohio Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers board in 2020.

Medline Again Named a Becker’s “Top” Place to Work

The latest honor is just one of Medline's awards this year linked to its workplace culture.

Numotion’s Board of Directors Welcomes Congressman Jim Langevin

Langevin, a longtime wheelchair user, brings expertise on policy as well as cybersecurity to the national Complex Rehab Technology provider.

Briefly...

Featuring NCPA, TexMEP, BOC, and MAMES.

Beyond HME Announces S3 Resupply Partnership

Latest partnership follows a January agreement with ACU-Serve.

Interview

Adapting to HME’s ‘New Normal’

The key to addressing the constantly unfolding challenges facing HME providers is to implement strategies and solutions that help them transform, says Brightree CEO Matt Mellott.

AAHomecare Surveying Market Impact on Disposable Supplies

Providers are urged to respond to new AAHomecare surveys on enteral nutrition, wound care, ostomy and urological supplies. Responses are due by April 14.

AAHomecare Shares Comments on Seat Elevation NCD

The association advocated for various coverage provisos in its comments urging CMS to finalize its proposed NCD to fund power seat elevation for Medicare beneficiaries.



8 in 10 Adults Show Signs of Disrupted Sleep

Despite large percentages of survey respondents across different demographics reporting various symptoms, one-third have not sought testing for obstructive sleep apnea.

News Feature

Seat Elevation Comments Surpass 1,800 Entries

The public comment period on CMS’s proposed power seat elevation NCD ends March 17. Here's a closer look at the issues at hand and what's being said.

Allied Healthcare Launches ‘Strategic Transformation’

The respiratory and home health product manufacturer’s new performance initiative includes restarting operations under new leadership.

Medtrade 2023

Welcome To HME’s New Hometown

A newly unified Medtrade is settling into Dallas, and judging by the expo, conference and networking opportunities, the annual industry event has found its new home sweet home.

Organizations Urge HHS, CMS to Protect Respiratory Access

AAHomecare and VGM join several respiratory organizations in calling on HHS Secretary Becerra to protect respiratory patients who benefitted from Covid-19 PHE policy relaxations.

AAHomecare Asks CMS for Post-PHE Guidance

Association met with officials to ensure that patients impacted by the Covid-19 PHE waivers will continue to have access to their DME items after the emergency is lifted. 

NHIA Gears up for 2023 Conference

The home infusion conference and expo event is scheduled for March 25-29 in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

David Kopf

Editor's Note

Making the Right Thing Happen

The window for public comments on CMS’s proposed power seat elevation NCD ends March 17. There are several resources you can use to help support the effort.

Homecare Champion Nominees Named

The four nominees are Zach Gantt, Kam Yuricich, Rose Schafhauser and Lynette Morris, with the final winner to be named on March 29.

Space Still Available for Medtrade Workshops

Attendees still have time to sign up for the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist, the Team@Work Sales Bootcamp, and the Retail Fundamentals Workshop.

OPGA, Ossur Name Grant Recipients

Kaleigh Neely and Abbey Senczyszyn, CPO, will receive funding to help them attend and participate in the AOPA Policy Forum and the Challenged Athletes Foundation Triathlon Challenge.

DME MACs Finalize Expanded CGM Coverage

An LCD update and policy article make the expanded coverage for continuous glucose monitors effective before the end of the Covid-19 PHE.

Sunset Joins VGM and Associates

Sunset will offer VGM members flexible shipping options to help them tap into the HME manufacturer and distributor’s broad product catalog. 

Podcast

Solving HME’s Tricky Staffing Challenges

In a job market with high turnover, how can providers attract and retain the best talent for the job—and maybe add some new strengths in the process?

AAHomecare Working with Policymakers on e-Prescription

The association is measuring lawmakers’ and regulators’ interest in e-prescription and plans to discuss the topic on an upcoming call with CMS.

HME Business Podcast