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Supreme Medical Fulfillment joins AAHomecare

Noting that ‘we’re all in this together,’ VP Colston Mason of the Southeast distributor says his company aims to help move payment reform advocacy forward.

NEMEP Gears Up for Fall Virtual Education Week

The online-only event for Northeast providers includes educational sessions and a virtual happy hour running next week.

EW Opens Focus Conference 2022 Registration

The annual educational event for providers of women’s health products and services will run Feb. 5-7 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Nominations open for Ruth Addison Award of Excellence.

Drive DeVilbiss Unveils Delta Pro Homecare Bed

The Delta Pro Homecare Bed features a universal bed frame that works with interchangeable components and motor options to create six unique bed configurations.

HEMCO Releases Pharmacy Balance Enclosure

Enclosure for critical procedures involving powders and liquids comes in multiple widths to accommodate small processes at pharmacies.

AAHomecare Honors Ackerman

Photos video of association’s Tom Ryan recognizing Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Standup for Homecare.

DME Rule Sent to OMB for Final Review

After a Congressional sign-on letter urged CMS and HHS leadership to release the pending DME rule, the agencies have moved the rule to the last stage of regulatory review.

Medtrade East Wraps Its Return to an In-Person Event

This week marks the return to an in-person format for the annual industry expo and conference and attendees and exhibitors react. Plus: Video interview with Associate Show Director York Schwab.

AAHomecare to Honor Ackerman During Medtrade

The association will recognize Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award for his HME advocacy work.

VGM Wound Care Releases Diabetic Program Guide

The latest guide from VGM division offers direction on starting a diabetes care program and how providers can develop their program.



Industry Preps for Medtrade East

After missing out on an in-person event in 2020, next week’s event returns to Atlanta with some new features as well as familiar favorites.

95 Lawmakers Sign DME Rule Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter calls for CMS and HHS leadership to finally release the pending DME rule, which broadly impacts reimbursement.

Nominations Open HME Woman of the Year

The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.

Associations to Showcase ‘State Straight Talk’

AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.

Etac Acquires of Ki Mobility

Ki Mobility co-founder Doug Munsey will head the seating and mobility sales team for North America. Statement from both companies says ‘it is business as usual’ for customers.

VGM Releases Sales and Marketing Playbook

The fourth quarterly edition of VGM’s playbook series for 2021 gives members of the HME organization a collection of best practices, guidance and insights into sales and marketing.

Sunrise Opens New Tennessee Production Facility

The Nashville-based facility will manufacture Magic Mobility wheelchairs, as well as distribute its Leckey and QUICKIE wheelchairs throughout North America.

Congressional CRT Letter Notches 77 Lawmakers’ Signatures

House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.

HMEB Unveils 2021 New Product Award Winners

This year’s provider-judged competition yielded 15 winners from a large volume of entries, with fierce competition between multiple entries in some key HME product and service categories.

Washington Conference Engages Lawmakers from 40 States

AAHomecare’s first-ever virtual version of the event involved 140 HME advocates who met with more than 220 Congressional offices on various industry issues, with insufficient Medicare rates that don’t match providers’ costs topping the list.

CMS Publishes Oxygen for Cluster Headaches NCD Decision

CMS is finalizing changes to two separate, but medically related NCDs that should expand access to the use of home oxygen to treat Cluster Headache.

OPGA Names 2021 Woman of the Year

Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America selects Ashlie White for her career contributions to patients, her community and the O&P profession.

HHS Taking Applications for Phase 4 of PRF

Providers can apply for Phase 4 General Distribution and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural payments. HRSA has provided various resources and is hosting technical assistance webinars.

Medtrade East Unveils MedtradeMeet

New system for scheduling meetings at the show accompanies the return of Medtrade’s Power Lunches, as well as new mask requirements for the event.

Tactile Medical Acquires AffloVest

Medical technology business picks up the maker of high-frequency chest wall oscillation systems from parent company International Biophysics Corp.

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