• CMS Releases Round 2021 Bid Data

    The Round 2021 bids show increases for lead items in most areas compared to the 2020 fee schedule, while bids for non-lead items show mixed results. CMS opted not to award contracts for 13 categories in late October. 01/21/2021

  • AAHomecare Surveying Supplier Costs

    Effort aims to track how suppliers’ costs have changed during events such as COVID-19, which is important given that DMEPOS rates are essentially frozen at 2016 levels. Deadline is Feb. 5. 01/21/2021

  • Hart Medical Equipment Acquires McLaren Home Medical Equipment

    Acquisition helps Hart expand coverage in Michigan, while leveraging additional scale to benefit its partners, referrals and customers 01/21/2021

News

  • OPGA Redesigns its Website

    Orthotic and Prosthetic Group of America aims to help its online visitors find information more easily and includes a members-only portal. 01/21/2021

  • AAHomecare Seeks Washington Legislative Conference Feedback

    Association has posted a quick online survey to gauge what the industry would like to do for the event. Deadline is Jan. 29. 01/21/2021

  • VGM Unveils Moxie

    New marketing services company blends three VGM business units: VGM Marketing, VGM Events and Hellman, a marketing agency acquired by VGM in 2018. 01/14/2021

  • VGM Conducts New Delivery Cost Survey

    A follow-up to its 2018 effort, the survey helps tabulate the cost of provisioning HME products and services. This new effort aims at understanding how COVID-19 has changed that cost structure. 01/14/2021

  • CMS Gives TennCare More Flexibility in Serving Beneficiaries

    Under the new “block grant” waiver, the Tennessee Medicaid program will be able to service patients with less federal oversight. CMS approved the waiver for 10 years. 01/14/2021

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Latest Features

  • Recent Law Hampers Provider Relief Portal Launch

    While providers can register on the PRF portal, reporting requirements remain unavailable. Also providers should have key information on-hand, otherwise the registration process could time out on them. 01/21/2021

  • Podcast

    Renewing Accreditation in 2021

    This year marks an accreditation renewal cycle for DMEPOS providers. What do they need to do in order to ensure a smooth, timely renewal? Moreover, how has COVID-19 changed the process what other factors might influence their renewal this time around? 01/14/2021

  • David Kopf

    2020: A Year to Remember?

    Or maybe forget. To be sure, the year everybody loves to hate has made some lasting impacts on the HME industry. 12/17/2020

  • Podcast

    Reassessing Your Accreditation in 2021

    The New Year brings an accreditation renewal cycle and some providers might be considering a switch. What do they need to be thinking about, what does the process look like, and does COVID-19 impact their decision-making? 12/03/2020

  • Editor's Note
    David Kopf

    CMS's Round 2021 Surprise

    If CMS's decision to punt on 13 categories left you feeling left out in Limbo, it's good news. Sort of. 12/01/2020

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