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Somnoware Launches Fax Intake Module

Post-acute software company adds fax transmission and management capabilities to its cloud-based respiratory care management system.

Medicare Opens Seat Elevation NCD to Review

Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.

Philips Provides Update on PAP Recall

The sleep and respiratory equipment maker reported it has products 3 million replacement devices and repair kits. Aims to complete roughly 90 percent of shipments in 2022.

New York, Alabama Sleep Providers Score Medicaid Wins

New York Medicaid unbundles CPAP and BiPAP payments. Alabama Medicaid updates PAP device policies. Both moves should mean reimbursement gains for providers in those states.

HMEB Now Taking 2022 Product Award Entries

Judged by HME providers, HMEB’s New Product of the Year Award honors outstanding product and service achievements. The early bird entry rate lasts until Aug. 5, and the deadline for entries is Aug. 18.

House Sign-on Letter Calls for Oxygen Template

The bi-partisan Congressional sign-on letter asks lawmakers to join an effort urging CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

NCART Welcomes New Executive Director

CRT veteran Wayne Grau will lead the national complex rehab association starting on Aug. 1. Announcement comes as industry stakeholders gear up for Aug. 15-19 CRT Awareness Week.

FAHCS: Last Chance to Register for Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show

The Florida HME association’s annual event runs Aug. 4-5 in Orlando, Fla., and will feature vendor exhibitors, networking opportunities and educational sessions on a variety of topics.

RESNA Honors U.S. Rehab’s Greg Packer

Packer was presented with the RESNA 2022 Honorary Fellow Award for promoting issues and demonstrating leadership in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.

AAHomecare Slates Virtual Washington Legislative Conference

The Sept. 21 event invites HME providers to meet with Congressional offices to advocate for a number of HME policy priorities using a seamless virtual meeting platform



Brightree Debuts Brightree Digital Experience

New software helps HME providers automate text and email patient communications to improve workflows and boost patient satisfaction — with no need for an app or patient portal.

VGM Releases Third Playbook for 2022

Available for VGM members, this latest edition focuses on emerging opportunities such as e-commerce, care in the home, home accessibility and bariatrics.

Mobility Management Unveils 2022 Product Award Winners

In its fourth year, the Mobility Product Award program attracted a wide variety of complex rehab and other mobility entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

EZ-ACCESS Expands into Kentucky; Relocates Headquarters

Accessibility product company adds manufacturing and distribution center in Hopkinsville, Ky.; moves headquarters to Auburn, Wash.

MAMES Members Meet with Sen. Thune

Providers from the midwestern association convey the key role the HME industry has played during the Covid public health emergency.

CAMPS Achieves Key State Budget Aims

California state’s new budget eliminates the 10 percent cut for DME and sets reimbursement for respiratory at 100 percent of Medicare. Association also slates annual meeting.

Service Assists Prior Auth Compliance for Braces

Össur’s Empower solution helps clinicians ensure they comply with new requirements for knee and spinal brace claims.

ResMed Names Global President of Sleep & Respiratory Care

The sleep and respiratory technology company has promoted Lucile Blaise from her role as vice president of Sleep & Respiratory Care for Western Europe.

Medtrade East Welcomes ResMed

The Oct. 24-26 HME industry event continues to add exhibitors, with the expo now hosting more than 150 companies.

Tomorrow Health Raises $60 Million in New Funding

The latest Series B round will help company that provides technology solutions that helps coordinate patients’ transition into the homecare setting.

AAHomecare Conducting Intermittent Catheter Survey

The survey is intended to estimate the true costs of providing intermittent catheters to Medicare beneficiaries.

Report: Medicare Overpaid for PMD Repairs

Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.

FDA Convening Panel on Pulse Oximeter Accuracy

There are growing concerns that pulse oximeters could take less accurate readings for patients with darker skin pigmentations.

Medtrade East Opens Registration

SmartSaver rates, the lowest rates available, are now in effect for the annual conference and expo, which runs Oct. 24-26 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.

Medtrade to Call Dallas Home Starting in 2023

The new unified show will run March 28-30 in Dallas, with the centrally located city serving as a ‘rallying point’ for providers across the country.

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