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Sunrise Unveils ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini and QUICKIE Q200 R

The ZIPPIE Q300 M Mini aims to help young patients explore their world, while the QUICKIE Q200 R gives users an easily transportable rear-wheel-drive power wheelchair.

Essentially Women Hosts the 2022 Edition of its Focus Event

For the first time in two years, members of the women’s health-oriented conference were able to meet in person for educational sessions and dedicated time with vendors.

CMS Removing CMN, DIF Requirements

CMS will discontinue the need for certificates of medical necessity and DME information forms, starting with claims with a date of service on or after Jan. 1, 2023. 

Computers Unlimited Releases TIMS Patient Subscriptions

The offering is designed to help providers enroll patients in a resupply subscription at intake.

Past HME Provider Pens Business Book

Retail HME trailblazer Wayne Slavitt had released a book written to help business owners sell their companies.

Medtrade East Highlights Two Social Events

The October 24-26 event will feature a Welcome to Atlanta reception and will see the return of the Ask The Experts event, which will be free to all conference pass holders.

CAIRE Expands Oxygen Portfolio in Brazil

The oxygen device maker’s Companion 5 and NewLife Intensity 10 stationary concentrators will become Available in the South American country in July.

ResMed Sees Sleep and Respiratory Leadership Change

Sleep and Respiratory Care President Jim Hollingshead steps down to leave the company, with President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Douglas filling the slot on an interim basis.

Registration Open for HOMES 2022 Annual Meeting

The New England provider event will run May 17-18 and offers a variety of educational sessions and roundtables.

NCART, NRRTS Slate Virtual Fly-in

The Sept. 14 will let complex rehab stakeholders discuss issues impacting care access with their members of Congress and staff.



Key Committees Reviewing N.Y. Rate Floor Bills

As the Assembly Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee review companion bills, Empire State providers are urged to support the legislation.

Sunrise Medical Introduces SEDEO PRO ADVANCED Seating System

Complementing the comprehensive SEDEO seating range, the PRO ADVANCED packs in a variety of high-end power functions.

Symmetric Designs Unveils the Strapparatus

The bracket attaches to headrest hardware to fine-tune the height, angle and width of shoulder straps positioning.

New Care-at-Home Tech Company Steps Out of ‘Stealth Mode’

Porter aims to create an ecosystem for connecting various entities in the care continuum, including HME providers, to help patients transition into home-based care.

VGM Releases Data and Technology Playbook

The member service group’s latest playbook focuses on how providers can employ a variety of technologies to improve their businesses and the care they offer.

NEMEP Slates Annual Meeting

The Sept. 14-15 event in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. will offer networking opportunities and education sessions on a variety of HME topics.

ACHC Unveils New Telehealth Certification

The certification program combines a collaborative approach and virtual surveys to help healthcare providers improve their telehealth and patient monitoring. 

Fisher & Paykel Launches Evora Full to the U.S.

The compact full-face sleep mask features the company’s Dynamic Support Technology and will be available May 9.

Next Day Access Becomes Colorado’s UP Stairlift Dealer

The Canadian and U.S. accessibility and mobility provider’s Colorado Springs franchise will be the state’s exclusive dealer of UP Stairlift products.

Study: CGMs Outpacing Test Strips in Diabetes Market

The market for diabetes management devices will exceed $28 billion by 2032, according to forecasts from IDTechEx.

HHS Extends COVID-19 PHE

The public health emergency, as well as the regulatory relaxations and reimbursement guidelines associated with it, will continue for another 90 days.

Heartland Hops up Event Offerings

From kangaroos to cows, the 2022 edition of VGM’s annual member event is offering some new features, as well as its signature educational, networking and vendor meet-up opportunities.

Illinois Passes Sales Tax Exemption for Breast Pumps

Gov. Pritzker poised to sign legislation that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

Medtrade West Concludes its Final Edition

This week’s show in Phoenix enjoyed attendance growth, but now the event’s director York Schwab fixes his attention on the coming October Medtrade East event in Atlanta and Medtrade’s evolution into a single show for 2023.

Medtrade Moving to One Event in 2023

In response to attendee and exhibitor feedback, Medtrade West and Medtrade East will merge into a single HME industry conference and expo under the name Medtrade starting next year.

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