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White Paper Demonstrates Value of Incontinence Providers

The document aims to educate regulators and payers on the importance of high-quality incontinence solutions supplied by knowledgeable providers in ensuring optimal care and cost management.

Healthcare Orgs Fight CARES Act Tax Penalty

AAHomecare has banded together with other healthcare industry organizations to fix a flaw in the CARES Act that could cost providers more than a fifth of their CARES Act funding.

NEMEP Annual Meeting Goes Virtual

Slated for Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, the event will include content from the association’s postponed April event, as well as new sessions that will run during the week.

AAHomecare Enjoys a Surge in Support

Association takes on new corporate members and sees many existing members raise their sponsorship levels to help drive its industry advocacy.

Heartland at Home Commences

The virtual version of VGM’s annual Heartland event began this week on Monday with a keynote on how COVID-19 will impact the industry going forward.

AAHomecare Presses for Equitable Medicaid Relief

Some providers were denied the recently announced Medicaid/CHIP relief despite declining payments from the first tranche of relief. Association working with administration, lawmakers for a fix.

GF Health Products Unveils Traveler L3 Plus XVI

The K0003 chair supports 300 lbs. evenly distributed, and adds seat heights of 16.3 in. and 17.9 in. to the standard 18 in. and 20 in. heights.

GF Health Products Acquires Gendron

Manufacturer of a wide range of HME products adds Gendron’s bariatric medical products to its expanding portfolio.

ABC Plus Pharmacy and Sleep Coaches Collaborate with Team@Work

Effort aims to boost patient service and coaching effectiveness in order to expand providers’ revenue generation, compliance, and market share growth opportunities.

AAHomecare Votes in New Board Members

Association elects Apria’s Guidetti as chairman, Spiro Health’s Gary Sheehan as new vice chairman and Pride’s Seth Johnson as new secretary, as well six new at-large board members.



Providers Called to Help Round 2021 Delay Effort

AAHomecare calls on HME providers and other industry stakeholders to contact their members of Congress and urge them to support delaying the implementation of Round 2021 of CMS’s competitive bidding program.

HHS Earmarks $15 Billion for Medicaid and CHIP Providers

The relief is for providers who have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans in 2018-2020, but haven’t received payments from the $50 billion Provider Relief Fund’s General Distribution.

California Providers Fight Medi-Cal Cuts

While Golden State providers repelled larger Medicaid cuts last year, CAMPS and AAHomecare are now working California HME stakeholders to limit significant retroactive recoupments.

CAIRE Acquires Spirosure

Respiratory equipment maker picks up developer of technology used to measure a key indicator of allergic inflammation in asthmatic patients.

HHS Extends Relief Attestation Deadline

Agency shifts the deadline for filling out the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund attestation form from 45 days after receiving payment to 90 days.

Senate Upvotes Bill that Adds Major Flexibility to PPP

Upper chamber passes legislation that would lengthen period for using PPP funds and decrease the percentage of funds needed to be spent on payroll. The reform now goes to the President for signature.

AAHomecare Submits Comments on CMS IFR

After thanking CMS for relief given to providers to help them continue providing services during COVID-19, association sought further clarification and recommended additional relief.

SBA Issues 2 IFRs on PPP Loans

IFRs covers several issues related to loan forgiveness, loan review procedures, and borrower and lender responsibilities. VGM provides overview.

AAHomecare Offers Guidance on IFR Comments

The association has outlined a number of requests it is making in its public comments on CMS’s April 6 interim final rule. Comments are due June 1.

NATURALLY ABLE Magazine Expands Advisory Team

Online community for people with disabilities now includes N-ABLE guides who will contribute lifestyle advice, resources and news to help readers lead healthier lives.

Amoena Recognized with Product Design Award

The breast prostheses manufacturer’s newest breast form, Adapt Air, wins the 2020 Red Dot Award

HHS Updates Guidance on Provider Relief Fund and Attestation Requirements

Latest update is part of multiple new and modified FAQs that HHS has released in the past week.

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Brown & Fortunato Releases COVID-19 White Paper

Document offers guidance on protecting patients and employees under the current public health emergency.

ResMed Debuts MaskSelector

HIPAA-compliant digital tool lets patients use sleep attributes and facial measurements to determine their optimal mask options.

Providers Not Required to Submit CMN For Oxygen Claims During COVID-19 Pandemic

The change comes after CMS issued an interim final rule waiving clinical indication requirements for respiratory NCDs and LCDs.

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