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Signature Push is Underway for Seat Elevation Letter

NCART and ITEM Coalition work with lawmakers to introduce House sign-on letter urging CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. The deadline for signatures is Oct. 1.

NEMEP Reschedules Fall Virtual Education Week

The Northeast association has postponed the schedule of its online education event from Sept. 27-Oct. 1 to Nov. 1-5.

LifeWalker Unveils Upwalker Neuro

The latest version delivers the same features as the original UPWalker along with enhanced safety to help those with neurological and movement disorders. 

ADMEA Wraps Fall meeting

Sept. 8 marked the Alabama DME association’s first in-person meeting in more than a year, which included a mix of on-site and Zoom-enabled educational sessions.

VGM Wraps Its 20th Annual Heartland

Emphasizing attendee safety, VGM assembled nearly 1,000 providers and HME industry professionals for three days of education and events in Waterloo, Iowa this week.

AAHomecare: ‘Add Your Voice’

In the run-up to its Sept. 29 Washington Conference, the association reminds HME providers that it can’t make new meeting requests after Sept. 22, so they must register right away for the upcoming virtual lobbying event.

Providers Prep for Heartland

Next week marks the 20th anniversary of the VGM event, which features an in-person format with mask and social distancing guidelines, as well as virtual educational sessions.

TeleHealth Clinical Evals Debuts Podcast

The debut episode interviews experts Dr. Scott M. Martin MD, PMR, MS and Maxine Paul about the importance and benefits of adopting telehealth for CRT evaluations.

CPAP Therapy Helps Sleep Apnea Patients Live Longer

Continued CPAP use as directed increased patients’ survival rates over a three-year period, according to a ResMed-backed survey of French OSA patient data.

NEMEP Opens Fall Virtual Education Week Registration

The event offers multiple days of online education sessions from the Northeast association. NEMEP is targeting 2022 for its return to in-person events.



DMEscripts Formed by Industry Leaders

New alignment with some of the largest HME providers, as well as AAHomecare and VGM, will help drive the adoption of e-prescribing for home medical equipment.

Rehab Medical Expands Texas Footprint

The National CRT provider has Acquired Austin Wheelchair Company, which has grown from a custom wheelchair company to a multi-line HME provider.

CMS Announces Hurricane Ida Support

Agency will take measures to ensure access to healthcare, including DME, for beneficiaries in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Two New Chairs Up the Group 2 Ante

The Jazzy EVO 613 and EVO 613Li aim to push boundaries for the power mobility category by incorporating a variety of performance and comfort features.

Drive DeVilbiss Discontinues DV5 and DV6 Devices

The discontinuation of the CPAP units comes after material shortages and move to focus on oxygen equipment production.

CMS’s Philips Recall Update Poses Problems

An alert from the agency tells Medicare patients to contact suppliers, but AAHomecare and VGM Government Relations both point out that the announcement’s phrasing will cause difficulties for sleep providers.

ACMESA Wraps Successful 2021 Summer Meeting

The Aug. 18-19 event was in-person with masks and social distancing encouraged, and saw the debut of the inaugural Tart Advocacy & Leadership Award.

AAHomecare: Register for the Washington Legislative Conference Now

Association calling for industry advocates to register for the Sept. 29 virtual lobbying event now so that there is plenty of time to slate video meetings with lawmakers and staff.

VGM Fulfillment to Open New Pennsylvania Warehouse

Scheduled for a Sept. 7 opening, the facility will ultimately employ 40 people serving customers in the heavily populated northeastern U.S. corridor.

ResMed Launches AirSense 11 PAP Series

The company’s next-generation PAP device includes new features such as Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In to provide tailored guidance to PAP users.

Applied Home Healthcare Equipment Unveils OxySafe2

The newest model of the thermal shut-off device provides two directional protection against oxygen fires caused by patients smoking or being around open flames while receiving oxygen.

OPGA Announces O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Ashlie White, Kelly Gies, Megan Smith and Heidi McGlade are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

Prochant Joins the Inc. 5000 List 

Post-acute reimbursement services company makes the list for the first time after posting three-year revenue gains of 112%.

AAHomecare Joins Effort to Protect Ostomy Supplies

HME association and other ostomy stakeholders release a new whitepaper aimed at educating payers on why they must protect reimbursement for ostomy supplies.

Proactive Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

For the second time in a row, the multi-line DME manufacturer makes the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

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