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OPGA Announces O&P Woman of the Year Finalists

Ashlie White, Kelly Gies, Megan Smith and Heidi McGlade are in the running for their career contributions in serving their patients, communities, businesses, and the O&P industry.

Prochant Joins the Inc. 5000 List 

Post-acute reimbursement services company makes the list for the first time after posting three-year revenue gains of 112%.

AAHomecare Joins Effort to Protect Ostomy Supplies

HME association and other ostomy stakeholders release a new whitepaper aimed at educating payers on why they must protect reimbursement for ostomy supplies.

Proactive Makes the Inc. 5000 List Again

For the second time in a row, the multi-line DME manufacturer makes the list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies.

Ability Members Group Adds Four New Locations

The new locations — a mix of new members and an expansion of another member — bring the network of Canadian HME providers closer to its goal of 100 sites.

Servants At Work, Rehab Medical Name 3,000th Ramp Recipient

National CRT and accessibility provider will help non-profit group install milestone ramp for a beneficiary in Indiana and is helping the organization reach a donation milestone, as well.

Invacare Unveils AVIVA STORM RX

The rear-wheel-drive chair offers a compact base to and other features to increase maneuverability and stability while also giving users performance and easy set-up, customization options.

AAHomecare Gearing up for Virtual Washington Conference

Like last year’s Washington conference, the Sept. 29 lobbying effort will connect providers with lawmakers and legislative staff using a virtual meeting platform. 

AAHomecare Retains D.C. Lobbying Firm

The association has added The Nickles Group to its team of lobbying consultants. The firm brought on the former health policy director for the Senate Finance Committee, Brett Baker.

CRT Accessory Exemption Estimated at $170 Million

After permanently ending the application of bid pricing to CRT accessories, CMS provides estimates of the positive impact for suppliers in its final rule.



Pennsylvania Exempts Breast Pumps From Sales Tax

The new legislation removes sales tax of all retail transactions of breast pumps and related items starting Jan. 1, 2022.

HMEB Product Award Contest Underway

The deadline for manufacturers and service providers to enter the eighth annual, provider-judged award program is Aug. 27.

Industry Works to Gain More Ground With ARPA Relief

After last week’s Medicaid gains in Massachusetts, AAHomecare, state associations and stakeholders pursue additional relief for HME providers in more states via the American Rescue Plan Act.

CMS Halts Applying Bid Pricing to Manual CRT Accessories

After extending a temporary suspension of any cuts until Sept. 30, CMS has released a final rule stating it will permanently stop applying bid-derived pricing to manual CRT accessory reimbursement.

VGM’s Gallagher Underscores Need to Meet With Lawmakers

A new VGM video offers guidelines and tips for how HME advocates can make the most of meeting with lawmakers while they are in their home districts for the August recess.

Bill to Nix MCO Self-Referrals Launched in Pennsylvania

HME providers and stakeholders in the state are encouraged to contact their State Representatives in support of H.B. 1726.

Florida Providers Prepping for FAHCS Annual Meeting

The meeting marks the association’s return to in-person events and will run Aug. 5-6 at the Renaissance SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

MassHealth Implementing 10% Rate Increase for DME Claims

Funding comes after HOMES and AAHomecare push Massachusetts to provide relief via the American Rescue Plan Act and sets the stage to notify Medicaid officials in other states.

VGM Asks FDA to Expedite Approval of New Foam for Philips Devices

VGM & Associates sends a letter underscoring the urgency to take action to ensure patient access to devices; offers resources to help providers share their concerns with FDA, as well.

Supreme Medical Becomes FAHCS Executive Sponsor

The distributor, which will exhibit at the upcoming FAHCS Annual Meeting, emphasized the importance of supporting the Florida association.

Medtrade West Marks Industry's Return from COVID

Providers return to the western edition of Medtrade, held at the Phoenix convention center July 12-14, which brought a sense of familiarity, as well as some new features and fine tuning.

Burr, Bennet Launch Wound Care Legislation

Bill aims to update CMS payment rules to add disposable NPWT devices to product options for at-home wound care and standardize payment method for NPWT devices.

Sunrise Integrating LUCI Technology

Sunrise’s QUICKIE power wheelchairs will soon sport LUCI’s smart wheelchair system, which uses various technologies to optimize users’ control, safety and security.

Rehab Medical Opens Additional Florida Office

The national complex rehab technology provider now has five locations in the sunshine state as it continues its national growth.

Medtrade West Expo Starts with Special Preview Night

The Welcome to Phoenix Preview Night from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday offers a chance to socialize and check out the exhibit booths.

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