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AAHomecare Update: Leveraging HME’s Value

A central theme at Medtrade’s Wednesday AAHomecare Update will be how the industry can make the most of the value to U.S. healthcare it demonstrated during COVID.

CAIRE Unveils myCAIRE Telehealth Solution

The app connects to CAIRE concentrators via patients’ smart devices, and its launch responds to the increased need and demand for telehealth solutions.

Motion Picks Up Canadian Health Care Products

The purchase marks the first corporate location in the province of Manitoba for the rapidly growing Motion.

Proposed O2 Changes Include Industry Input

CMS’s proposed changes to oxygen National Coverage Determination incorporate many recommendations made by AAHomecare.

AAHomecare, ACMESA Protect N.C. Medicaid MCO Rates

The rate protections shore up legislative protections and will prevent an estimated $22 million in potential cuts to Medicaid MCO reimbursement for HME in North Carolina on an annual basis

Medtrade West Returns to a New Home with New Features

Medtrade's York Schwab says he's 'excited and hopeful' as the annual industry event for providers in Western states returns with an in-person event next week in Phoenix.

New For Medtrade West: Team@Work's Sales BootCamp

The sales and leadership coaching firm brings its longtime in-depth sales training workshop to Medtrade for the first time, but the value of the program continues well beyond the event.

Registration Opens for Medtrade East

Lowest-possible SmartSaver rates are available until July 17 for the annual HME industry expo and conference , which runs Oct. 18-20 at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center.

Numotion Acquires Retail HME Provider SpinLife

The purchase will let the two brands combine resources and capabilities to serve a broader range of customers with a wider range of product offerings.

OxyGo Marks 1 Million Lives Helped With Oxygen Devices

Oxygen device maker celebrates the milestone with events that will run during the year, and donates to a school that also provides food and healthcare to its community.



AAHomecare Engages DME MACs on Philips Recall

Industry association contacts Medical Directors to convey challenges faced by providers and patients and asks for clarifications on points made in Noridian FAQ.

Quantum Unveils 4Front 2 Power Chair

Designed to incorporate feedback from users, ATPs and clinicians, the chair includes Quantum’s new Smart Traction Control and a number of other innovations.

AASM Posts Second Recall Webinar

Follow up to last week’s webinar discusses various topics from various areas of concern, including HME providers, on behalf of ventilator, pediatric and other patients.

Noridian Releases FAQs for Devices Under Philips Recall

Documents for DME MAC Jurisdictions A and D provide direction on coverage and billing impacts for devices falling under the Philips PE-PUR foam recall.

Leckey Debuts the Firefly GottaGo

Part of a product group designed for special needs kids, the chair incorporates a variety of unique design features aimed at making toileting easier.

Supreme Medical Fulfillment Joins GAMES

The HME distributor will showcase its fast delivery turnaround at the Georgia HME association’s upcoming August meeting.

AASM Shares Information, Resources for Philips Recall

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is hosting its second online presentation on the recall on June 25, has posted a recording of a previous webinar, and has posted online resources to help sleep therapy stakeholders.

RRI Responds to Philips Recall

The respiratory equipment notes that its Purify 03 devices are made for cleaning accessory items such as masks and tubing, not the core PAP therapy devices where PE-PUR foam is located.

CMS Extends Rate Protections for Manual CRT Accessories

After the industry pushed to back a Congressional sign-on letter to CMS, the agency will delay applying competitive bidding-derived rates to the accessories for another 90 days.

AdaptHealth Appoints Griggs as CEO

Griggs assumes the role of full CEO after his fellow co-CEO resigns after being charged by Danish authorities for personal activity unrelated to the company.

Virtis Health's Infusion Footprint Grows Several Sizes

The company says its infusions centers now cover multiple metro areas in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and Wisconsin. Expansion is part of an effort to take its services nationwide.

Providers Called to Support Congressional Letter by Friday

Stakeholders have until close of business on June 18 to secure signatures for House sign-on letter calling on CMS to extend soon-to-expire protections that exempt manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding.

Humana Agrees to Acquire onehome

The acquisition will accelerate the development of Humana’s strategy to provide value-based home health services.

Philips Recalls Millions of Sleep Devices and Ventilators

The company outlined instructions for patients and HME providers for recall related to the breakdown of noise abatement foam used in devices that could cause health risks and could possibly become toxic or carcinogenic.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Puts Brakes on MCO Plan

State’s top court rules the state’s Oklahoma Health Care Authority cannot implement managed care for its Medicaid program.

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