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AAH responds to recent proposed rule

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08/21/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare argues that CMS should pay HME providers in competitive bidding areas a higher rate during an upcoming “gap period” in the program, according to comments submitted by the association this week in response to a recent proposed rule.

Expect shifts to Medicare’s provider base, poll respondents say

60% of non-contact suppliers, 33% of contract suppliers say they’re out
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08/17/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of non-contract suppliers who responded to a recent HME Newspoll (60%) say they won’t try to pick up Medicare business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

ATP survey paints gray picture

‘There are not a lot of ATPs below that 42 age group’
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08/17/2018

PITTSBURGH – Complex rehab stakeholders need to recruit more ATPs—stat.

Nearly 25% of the current pool of ATPs could be retired in five years, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the University of Pittsburgh and NCART.

VGM Fulfillment adds compression to resupply roster

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08/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Fulfillment is always on the lookout for new ideas to grow its business—and sometimes they come from their provider customers.

Q&A: Ascensia’s Russ Newsome

Health apps should be seamless, predictive
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08/17/2018

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care recently selected the Culinary Coach, a digital solution from U.K.-based Whisk that provides personalized food recommendations to users, as the winner of its Ascensia Diabetes Challenge.

In brief: VGM rolls out bid-related tools, CRT providers report reduced access

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08/17/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released an interactive tool that allows providers to assess what areas CMS has deemed bid, non-rural, rural and non-contiguous.

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HME NewsPoll September 2018

A CMS proposal seeks to allow any Medicare-enrolled provider  to supply DMEPOS items to beneficiaries starting Jan. 1, 2019.