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House Passes the Lymphedema Treatment Act

The legislation would require CMS to reimburse the cost of compression garments needed for ongoing lymphedema treatment.

Advocates Call for Changes to Wheelchair Repair Bill

AAHomecare, NCART and HOMES send a letter calling on the leadership of the Massachusetts legislature to make several changes to SB 3136.

OPGA Recognizes 2022 Freedom Award Recipients

Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America honors 31 O&P providers for their work in caring for military personnel.

Quantum Launches TRU-Balance 4 Positioning System

The power positioning system provides 10, 20, or 30 degrees of power anterior tilt to help users perform tasks of daily life.

Providers Urged to Help End-of-Year DME Reimbursement Relief

AAHomecare calls on HME providers to tell their Senators and Representatives to include two key DME reimbursement provisions in any year-end omnibus spending legislation.

CMS Publishes Post-PHE Audit Guidance

In the first guidance on how it will handle audits after the Covid-19 public health emergency, CMS offers clarifications on dates of service and the nature of the audits.

Sunrise Will Offer VA Patients Installs of LUCI’s Safety System

The wheelchair manufacturer will offer VA patients the option for a factory installation of LUCI’s safety technology system on QUICKIE power wheelchairs.

Exokinetics Opens Funding for Elevating Walker-Chair

Available to the public via SeedInvest, new Series B Funding broadens manufacturing capacity for Zeen walker, which lifts users and supports them as they walk.

Eversense CGM System Now Connects With Apple Health

Now diabetes patients using the Eversense CGM Systems can view their glucose data alongside all their other health metrics in the Apple Health app,

Encore Healthcare and Buckeye Home Medical Partner

The respiratory and sleep software company and respiratory HME provider work together to implement a new approach to home respiratory care model.



AAHomecare Unveils ‘The Value of HME’

Created by the association’s Payer Relations Council, the new brochure aims to help providers show payers how they deliver value to patients while reducing costs.

ADMEA Slates 2023 Annual Meeting

Alabama association will hold its 48th annual meeting meeting Jan. 10-11, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Hoover, Ala.

Ind. Providers Secure ARPA Fund Eligibility

Industry advocates work to ensure that Indiana HME providers qualify for ARPA relief funds equaling 8.1% of their qualified Medicaid billing.

Medtrade East Metrics: Bigger Show, More People

After wrapping its final show in Atlanta, Medtrade East ran the numbers and found it saw sizable gains in square footage and attendees. The show is now prepping for its 2023 event in Dallas.

RRI Releases Showroom Display for Boost Oxygen

The easy-to-assemble display helps providers showcase Responsive Respiratory’s supplemental oxygen product line.

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AAHomecare Update: Challenges, Priorities and Strategy

The update from the national HME association’s panel of experts itemizes central agenda items for the industry when it comes to legislation, regulatory affairs and payer relations.

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Jim Walsh Honored as 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion

The American Association for Homecare’s Tom Ryan recognized the VGM Group Chairman at Tuesday’s AAHomecare Update, and offered additional words at the Stand Up for Homecare benefit.

HHS Extends Covid-19 PHE Into 2023

The public health emergency’s reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME providers will continue until Jan. 11. The question is, will it last beyond that?

HME Business Unveils 2022 New Product Award Winners

Judged by a panel of HME providers, the ninth annual installment of the saw a wide variety of entries, with winners in 20 categories.

Industry Gears Up for Medtrade East

HME providers, vendors and experts pack their bags for the conference and expo event, which runs Oct. 24-26 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Virtis Health Opens Infusion Center in Atlanta

The ambulatory infusion center will offer therapy management services and treatments for patients with inflammatory conditions, autoimmune disorders and rare and ultra-rare diseases.

MAMES Wraps Forward Together! Conference

Attendees give high marks to educational conference and vendor exhibit event ran Oct. 5-7 at the Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Welch, Minn.

Industry Preps for H.R. 6641 Advocacy Push

AAHomecare aims to leverage a resurgence in grassroots lobbying to drive support for the DMEPOS Relief Act in hopes of attaching its provisions to an omnibus spending bill.

Encore to Host 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Symposium

CEU event serving respiratory, sleep and nursing professionals will run Nov. 2-4 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Transcend Intros Baseball-Sized CPAP Device

The small, lightweight Transcend Micro delivers OSA therapy while weighing under a half pound and measuring less than four inches across.

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