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VGM provides talking points on vent proposal

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11/20/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competi

Stakeholders set out to control what they can

Passing H.R. 4229 is unlikely in next few weeks
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11/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Now that the elections are over, industry stakeholders say it’s hard to predict what—if anything—will get done in the lame duck session.

Is industry in buying slump? It’s tough call

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11/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers aren’t necessarily holding off on equipment purchases in the months leading up to Medicare’s any willing provider provision going into effect, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

Q&A: Former CMS official thinks outside ‘black box’

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11/16/2018

HARTFORD, Conn. – Leslie Norwalk is a former CMS acting administrator, but these days, in her role on CareCentrix’s board of directors, she loves being closer to the provider side of things.

NRRTS tweaks requirements

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11/16/2018

WASHINGTON – An amnesty program that allowed new NRRTS registrants to immediately apply for their CRTS designation was so successful that it has become a permanent change.

In brief: Philips consolidates manufacturing, ActivStyle drops out of Illinois Medicaid

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11/16/2018

KENNESAW, Ga. – Philips is taking steps to consolidate and transfer manufacturing, R&D operations and related business functions from its facility in Kennesaw, Ga.

The process will continue through the end of 2019, the company says.

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HME NewsPoll December 2018

In its recent financial results, Invacare cited as a reason for its decreased sales in the third quarter the upcoming changes to competitive bidding on Jan. 1, namely the any willing provider provision that allows any Medicare-enrolled provider to supply DMEPOS during a gap period in the program.