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OPGA Unveils 2022 O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Adrienne Hill, CPO, Maggie Baumer, Manisha Bhasker and Nina Bondre are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

NHIA Hosting Home and Specialty Infusion Payor Summit

Aimed at representatives from payers, attendees of the inaugural event will learn from home and specialty infusion experts and executives about current and future opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Bellascura Unveils a Feature-Packed POC and New Health App

The New Next-Gen X-PLOR portable oxygen concentrator offers a variety of features and Bluetooth connectivity, while the app lets users monitor and manage their device and usage.

ACU-Serve Corp. Acquires ECS Billing & Consulting North

ECS founder Sarah Hanna will come on board as vice president of Consulting Services at ACU-Serve Corp. 

Ki Mobility Launches Complex Rotation, Tilt-in-Space Manual Wheelchair

The fully featured tilt-in-space chair maintains design elements of the company’s Focus CR, such as sealed inset roller bearings and patented Dual Path tilt technology.

ADMEA Slates Fall Meeting

The annual event will be held on Oct. 12 in Hoover, Ala., with registration opening on or near Aug. 29.

Early Bird Rate for MAMES Conference Expiring Soon

The Oct 5-7 event in Welch, Minn. features three days of educational sessions, a vendor exhibit hall, and multiple networking opportunities.

AAHomecare Preps for Washington Legislative Conference

Registration is currently underway, and the association is urging providers to register right away so that they can prepare for training and the actual meetings with lawmakers and staff.

CMS Opens NCD Reconsideration for Seat Elevation Systems

A public comment period is open until Sept. 14, and HME advocates are urging all members of the industry, and particularly CRT stakeholders, to submit. Notably, the reconsideration does not include power standing systems.

Sunrise Medical Launches RGK in North America

RGK offers made-to-measure manual wheelchairs based on dozens of measurements taken down to the millimeter, as well as a team approach to seating.



AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Bidding, Reimbursement

Discussion between senior association staff and leaders at the agency indicates that CMS doesn’t look likely to start a new round of competitive bidding this year.

22 Lawmakers Back Oxygen Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter asks CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

Breas Unveils Xpac Extended-life Batteries for Vivo Ventilators

The Xpac prolongs the battery life of the Breas Vivo 50 and Vivo 65 by 12 hours and the Vivo 45 LS by 18 hours.

Stolz Becomes President of VGM & Associates

Stolz will also continue his role as president of VGM Fulfillment and as a member of the VGM Senior Leadership team.

DrySee Launches Patented Waterproof Bandage

If liquids make their way into the bandage, the gauze along its perimeter will turn a dark blue color to indicate a new bandage is needed.

AAHomecare Launches Diabetes Council

Aimed at addressing growing diabetes needs among HME providers, the council is already beginning to outline its goals for the rest of 2022 and 2023.

ResMed Acquires mementor

The new addition brings a digital health therapy offering for insomnia into ResMed Germany's range of sleep solutions.

React Health Intros Ventilator Offering

After its acquisition of Ventec, the new addition to React Health’s range of offerings is designed for flexible, portable therapy.

NEMEP Opens Registration for Annual Meeting

The Sept. 14-15 event in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. will offer networking opportunities, vendor exhibits, and education sessions on a variety of HME topics.

HSS Declares Monkeypox PHE

The U.S. outbreak could become a concern for frontline healthcare workers, given the possibility of surface transmission.

Sunrise Medical Unveils the QUICKIE ACCESS

The knee pivot manual wheelchair allows users to self propel while also adding the benefits of adjustable tilt and recline.

Somnoware Launches Fax Intake Module

Post-acute software company adds fax transmission and management capabilities to its cloud-based respiratory care management system.

Medicare Opens Seat Elevation NCD to Review

Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.

Philips Provides Update on PAP Recall

The sleep and respiratory equipment maker reported it has products 3 million replacement devices and repair kits. Aims to complete roughly 90 percent of shipments in 2022.

New York, Alabama Sleep Providers Score Medicaid Wins

New York Medicaid unbundles CPAP and BiPAP payments. Alabama Medicaid updates PAP device policies. Both moves should mean reimbursement gains for providers in those states.

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