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CPSC Warns Consumers: Stop Using Bed Rails from 2 Makers

Agency warns consumers not to use specific adult portable bed rail models manufactured during specific years by Mobility Transfer Systems and Metal Tubing USA.

AAHomecare Elects New Officers and Board Members

The national association re-elected Apria’s Guidetti as chair as well as Medical Service Company’s Marx as vice-chair and Pride Mobility’s Johnson as secretary. Six others were also elected to the board.

Encore to Launch Ventilator Service Model

Respiratory software company will debut Ventilator Compliance and Outcomes Service Model at next week’s VGM Heartland event.

ATLAS TECHNOLOGY Enters Canadian Market

HME and CRT software and business services company is now offering its four key service brands to Canadian providers.

OPGA Opens Nominations for O&P Woman of the Year

The Award recipient will be named at the AOPA National Assembly, running Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 in San Antonio, Texas.

Sleep App Gets Clinical Trial Go-Ahead

Helsinki Committee approves the trial of SleepX Pro, a home sleep apnea testing app for smartphones.

VGM Heartland Online Registration Ends June 6

Guests will still be able to register on-site for the in-person conference and educational event, which runs June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

AAHomecare Creates Incontinence Advocacy Resources

Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.

HHS Will Extend Covid-19 PHE Beyond July 16

With another extension now expected, several reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME will continue as long as the PHE remains in effect.

AAHomecare Letter Requests Relaxed PAP Compliance

The message is designed to help sleep providers grappling with supply problems ask payers to relax technology-related compliance requirements.



Clint Geffert Joins React Health

The former VGM president will now serve as the president of Commercial Operations for the sleep and respiratory products manufacturer.

Invacare Debuts New Patient Lift

The Birdie EVO XPlus aims to maximize comfort and security for homecare patients transferring from a bed, a chair, or the floor.

Mobility Management Accepting Product Award Entries

Vendors of complex rehab and accessibility solutions can take advantage of early-bird entry rates until May 27 for the clincian- and supplier-judged product award contest.

VGM & Associates Seeks New President

The member service organization has begun a nationwide candidate search to replace Clint Geffert, who is resigning after being with VGM & Associates since 2012.

ACMESA Slates Summer Meeting & Exhibit Show

The annual event is open to members and non-members and runs Aug. 17-18 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

ATLAS Unveils New e-Script Portal

The addition of e-Scripts into ATLAS Enterprise Software facilitates seamless, efficient, end-to-end order processing management for HME and CRT providers.

Study: PAP Benefits Start at 2 Hours

ResMed-led study analysis that the threshold for PAP therapy’s benefit ranges between 2 and 3 hours a night and helps the more it longer used.

Multiple Cost Impacts Hitting HME Providers

The 2022 edition of VGM’s HME Delivery Cost survey shows a variety of pressures impacting the operations of HME businesses.

 MAMES Celebrates 40th ‘Birthday Bash’

More than 230 MAMES members showed up for the in-person event, which featured networking, education, vendor interaction and entertainment.

Reps. Crist and Suozzi Intro Home Modification Bill

The legislation provides tax incentives for home modifications to help seniors and others safely continue living in their homes.

AAHomecare Hits Capitol Hill for H.R. 6641

AAHomecare leadership met with various lawmakers on behalf of legislation that would adjust reimbursements in former CBAs via a 90/10 blended rate.

Sunrise Unveils ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini and QUICKIE Q200 R

The ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini aims to help young patients explore their world, while the QUICKIE Q200 R gives users an easily transportable rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

Essentially Women Hosts the 2022 Edition of its Focus Event

For the first time in two years, members of the women’s health-oriented conference were able to meet in person for educational sessions and dedicated time with vendors.

CMS Removing CMN, DIF Requirements

CMS will discontinue the need for certificates of medical necessity and DME information forms, starting with claims with a date of service on or after Jan. 1, 2023. 

Computers Unlimited Releases TIMS Patient Subscriptions

The offering is designed to help providers enroll patients in a resupply subscription at intake.

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