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AAHomecare Publishes Payer Engagement Resources

A new addition to the association’s web site aims to help HME providers educate payers on increased operational costs during their 2023 contract negotiations.

SpinLife Gears up to Open its First Physical Location

Numotion’s direct-to-consumer DME retailer will soon cut the ribbon on its first Retail Location in New Castle, Del.

VGM Canada Names Innaugural Canadian HME Woman of the Year Finalists

Michelle Harvey, Allison Seiderer and Cindy Wickens were selected as the award’s first-ever finalists for their impact on their communities, companies and the industry.

Essentially Women Opens Focus 2023 Registration

EW’s Focus Conference 2023 will run Feb. 4-6, 2023, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Telehealth and Homecare Will Aid the Adoption of Wearables

A new survey of electronic device design professionals shows that trends such as remote patient monitoring will help drive the adoption of wearable health devices, but other factors will also influence their use and design.

TCT Unveils New DME Retailer Certification

Accrediting organization The Compliance Team releases a certification program to help retail HMEs demonstrate they offer care and service that patients can trust.

Healthcare, Tech Veterans Join DMEscripts’ Leadership

John Brady and Frank Schools join as CEO and CFO, respectively, to help spread the adoption of the industry-owned e-prescribing platform.

Power Seat Elevation and Standing Sign-on Letter Hits Senate

The letter to CMS thanks the agency for moving power seat elevation forward, asks for timeline and asks for public comments on power standing.

RedSail Launches New Pharmacy Software at Customer Site

RedSail Technologies has rolled out its Axys by Integra long-term pharmacy system, starting with an installation at Guardian Pharmacy in Indianapolis.

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Graham-Field Doubles Down on U.S.-based Manufacturing

DME manufacturer invests millions in a laser tube cutting system for its Wisconsin fabrication facility.



Heart Snug Debuts Adjustable, Disposable Medical Bra

The bra is designed to give patients privacy and security via additional chest coverage during examinations and care.

AAHomecare Legislative Event Notches 240-plus Meetings

HME advocates participating in Sept. 21 Virtual Washington Legislative Conference met with nearly 10 percent more House and Senate offices in push to advance various industry objectives.

2022 HME Woman of the Year Taking Nominations

Nominations for the 2022 HME Woman of the Year Award are being accepted through Oct. 28

BOC Names Knott as New President and CEO

Starting in 2023, Judi Knott will take the helm of the HME accrediting organization, replacing its current leader, Claudia Zacharias, who is retiring.

CAIRE Taps Repair Authority for its Support Network

The oxygen equipment maker has made the national HME repair company part of its Authorized Service Center network.

Trella Health Releases Enhanced HME and Infusion Market Data

Trella's Marketscape Insights give providers enhanced market data tools to identify high-value opportunities and learn more about specific physicians and organizations.

AAHomecare Calls on HMEs to Join Legislative Conference

Association says there is still time for providers to sign up for its Sept. 21 Virtual Washington Legislative Conference, in which HME stakeholders will meet with lawmakers and staff via Zoom.

Responsive Respiratory Partners with Boost Oxygen

RRI will ship Boost’s portable, non‐prescription oxygen canisters that deliver 95 percent pure supplemental in a lightweight, easy‐to‐use form factor.

Global COPD Cases Now Top More Than 480 Million

A New ResMed study outpaces previous estimates and says that the number should reach an estimated 592 million by 2050 if current risk factor trends continue.

VGM Opens DME Industry Disaster Cost Survey

VGM Government Relations is surveying providers on expenses incurred from natural disasters to show CMS true costs DME suppliers incur and make reimbursement recommendations.

Invacare Names Interim President and CEO

SVP and General Manager Geoffrey Purtill will lead the company as Matthew Monaghan has exited his roles as the DME maker’s chairman, president and CEO.

AAHomecare Accepting Homecare Champion Nominations

The association will accept nominations for the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion through Sept. 23, with winners to be honored at the Standup for Homecare reception during Medtrade East.

Seat Elevation Signature Push Continues

NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.

Philip Recalls Additional Machines

Not related to the PE-PUR foam recall that began in 2021, this week's recall impacts 386 BiPAP devices sold in the United States in 2020 and 2021.

Essentially Women Rolls Out Mother-Baby Program

The Lily mother-baby program offers various resources designed to help providers grow their businesses serving this fast-growing women’s care niche.

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