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Motion Acquires Sage Seniors’ Resources

Purchase of Saskatoon retail business expands Motion’s footprint in Saskatchewan as a mobility and home access provider.

RAC Audits Will Now Account for Product Volume

Requests for additional documentation will be based on the number of claims a provider has in a category.

Push to Advance H.R. 6641 Begins

AAHomecare offers resources to help providers lobby lawmakers to co-sponsor new legislation that aims to improve DMEPOS reimbursement.

Invacare Unveils Latest Power Assist Device

The e-fix eco adds in-wheel motors, battery and joystick control to manual wheelchairs.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Boost DME Reimbursement

New House legislation would help increase reimbursement by 10 to 15 percent for 13 categories that CMS pulled from Round 2021.

Sunset Receives ISO Certification 

Certification will enable maker of sleep, oxygen and other products to expand its manufacturing.

HEMCO Releases AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors face velocity airflow of fume hoods.

Calif. Provider Rolls Out In-Person Respironics Remediation

Home Oxygen Company has launched an in-person replacement service of recalled Philips Respironics CPAP devices.

Responsive Respiratory Marks 20th Anniversary

The manufacturer is celebrating two decades of making equipment and supplies for high-pressure oxygen.

Numotion Comes on Board as Braze Mobility Distributer

Braze manufacturers special blind spot sensors that can turn any wheelchair into a ‘smart’ device that avoids collisions, which can cause injuries and property damage.



Illinois Considering Breast Pump Sales Tax Exemption

Bills have been introduced into the state General Assembly’s Senate and House that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

AAHomecare Begins 90/10 Co-Sponsor Push

The association is calling on providers to urge their Representatives to be original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would apply a 90/10 reimbursement rate to items in Round 2021’s 13 un-awarded categories.

Lawmaker Assesses Semiconductor Shortage’s Impact on HME

Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) meets with representatives of two Kansas HME providers, as well as MAMES, to better understand how the narrowed semiconductor supply is impacting their businesses and patients.

Medtrade West Early Rates Ending Jan. 28

Early rates offer a discount on registration for both expo and educational conference passes for the April 4-6 HME industry event in Phoenix, Ariz.

Associations Call for Expanded Infusion Regulation

The NHIA and several other organizations urged the FDA and state regulatory agencies to investigate and regulate direct access infusion businesses to protect supplies and patients.

FACHS Postpones Legislative Conference

The Florida association has moved the event to Feb. 16-17 and added a reception with dinner and drinks to the first day.

Rehab Medical Enters Chicago’s Complex Rehab Market

National provider of CRT products and services opens new office in Elmhurst, marking its first location in Illinois.

Responsive Respiratory Launches New Products Catalog

The new catalog features expanded respiratory and sleep product sections and showcases the company’s expanding line of value-added products.

MSC Biomedical Services Acquires Repair Authority

The combined entity will serve HME providers in all 50 states and will hold more than 70 percent of the U.S. market for oxygen concentrator repairs.

Media Campaign Emphasizes HME’s Value

Working with Keybridge Communications, AAHomecare undertook a 9-month media drive that secured nearly 100 print, online and TV placements calling for market-based reimbursement.

Essentially Women Moves Focus Conference to May

The women’s HME-focused event will move from Feb. 5-7 to May 1-3 due to caution over the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.

Parachute Health Becomes Top-level AAHomecare Sponsor

HME eprescription company joins the association’s Diamond tier of corporate partners to help advance the industry’s public policy efforts.

Owens & Minor to Acquire Apria for $1.6 billion

The global healthcare logistics company has entered a definitive agreement to purchase the national HME provider for $37.50 in cash per share of common stock.

WellSky and Option Care Health Launching CommonWell Services

The interoperability initiative will help the national infusion provider and its referral partners coordinate care for more than 250,000 patients.

Whitepaper Underscores Need for Intermittent Catheter Access, Funding

Stakeholders develop a document to educate payers, Medicaid programs on the need for patient access to key urological products.

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