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CBIC, CMS Launch Redesigned CBIC Website

The new site offers a more mobile-compatible design and improved aesthetics to help users navigate competitive bidding information.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Intros the HurryCycle

The solution helps users stay active while in the home and can be moved easily around the household.

Katie Stevens Named 2021 HME Woman of the Year

CEO of Reliable Medical Supply is recognized for exemplary services and for setting high care and organizational standards.

Breathe Now Supports Reusable Ring Oximeter

The independent diagnostic testing facility added support for the increasingly popular style of oximeter after requests from DMEs.

AAHomecare Shares Fee Schedule Analysis

The association has analyzed the top 25 items in the 2022 DMEPOS fee schedule, which saw a larger than usual increase due to gains in the Consumer Price Index.

SMRC and RAC Conducting New Audits

Both audit program contractors have announced new audits for surgical dressings, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition.

HEMCO Releases Continuous AirFlow Monitor

The device continuously monitors the face velocity airflow of a pharmacy fume hood.

VGM to Announce the 2021 HME Woman of the Year on Dec. 16

The free online Awards Presentation & Panel Discussion gives HME industry members a chance to learn more about the winner and finalists.

House and Senate Vote to Stop PAYGO Cuts

Bill would also extend the pause on the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts. The legislation now goes to President Biden to be signed into law.

Judge Temporarily Halts Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

The move blocks a nationwide vaccine requirement for Federal contractors and subcontractors to have employees being fully vaccinated by Jan. 18, 2022.



CMS Announces 5% DMEPOS Fee Schedule Increase

The rates for the calendar year 2022 are higher than past years, reflecting increases in the consumer price index.

NCART Calls for Permanent Telehealth Option

A new position paper from the organization calls on Congress to ‘make permanent’ the allowances CMS implemented for telehealth evals for CRT during COVID-19.

Applied Launches FDA Drug Reporting Service

The new drug reporting service helps transfillers meet the new FDA requirement to report the amount of medical oxygen filled and released to patients annually.

Medtrade West Makes SmartSaver Rates Available

The rates are in effect through Dec. 10 and are the lowest rates available for the conference and expo running April 4-6 in Phoenix.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Unveils Lightweight Bariatric Homecare Beds

Aiming to be easier to transport, the new beds feature a frame that provides the same durability but is up to 100 lb. lighter than current bariatric beds

ADMEA Annual Meeting & Convention to See New Schedule

Alabama HME association gears up for its yearly event, which runs Jan. 11-12, 2022 in Hoover, Ala.

Drive DeVilbiss Puts Assembly Instructions on BILT

HME maker partners with BILT to provide an online 3D walkthrough with audible step-by-step explanations for the assembly of Drive DeVilbiss products.

VGM Announces HME Woman of the Year Finalists

Four HME leaders were selected for making make a difference in the industry. The winner will be announced Dec. 16

Sunrise Unveils Transportable Tilt Wheelchair

The ZIPPIE Sphynx expands Sunrise’s pediatric mobility line to help families that are always on the go.

Major HME Companies Maximize Their AAHomecare Support

Eleven large providers and vendors have expanded their membership and financial support of the industry association by joining its new Diamond corporate partner class.

VGM Call for Heartland Speakers Now Open

Organizers are looking for presenters to offer their expertise on a broad range of HME topics for the event, which runs June 13-15 in Waterloo, Iowa.

Medtrade Turns Attention to Phoenix

Medtrade West, which will run April 4-6, 2022 at the Phoenix, Ariz. Convention Center with the return to the springtime slot bringing cooler temperatures for the event.

CCS Medical Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner

National provider of home-delivered HME and supplies has come on board to back the industry association’s efforts to ensure patients have continued access to medical supplies.

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Debuts Personal Care Products

The two products include a digital heating pad with six heat and time settings and a dining scarf that helps patients cook and dine with dignity.

CMS Vaccine Mandate Doesn’t Include DME Suppliers

Interim final rule on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for staff at Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities does not include DME suppliers in its list.

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