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Veterans Safety Mobility Act moves forward


WASHINGTON – The Paralyzed Veterans of America has urged the Senate to follow the House of Representatives in passing a bill that would create standards for the provision of automobile adaptive equipment for veterans.

OIG details spike in vent billing

For E0464, Medicare paid 215,379 claims in 2015 vs. 2,258 claims in 2009, according to new report

WASHINGTON – Medicare paid 85 times more claims for noninvasive ventilators in 2015 than it did in 2009, says a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

Vents: Stakeholders disagree on way forward


WASHINGTON – Despite widespread agreement that the ventilator product category needs major improvements, the HME industry is divided on how that should be done.

VGM fights back with data


WATERLOO, Iowa – Results from The VGM Group’s “Supplier Impact Survey” debunk CMS’s claims that its competitive bidding program hasn’t affected access to home medical equipment.

Providers need to ‘be better’

“There was a time when we weren’t even talking about post-acute care; now we have a full post-acute care plan,’ says keynote speaker Dr. Patrick Cawley

CHARLESTON, S.C. – HME providers need to up their game if they want to keep up with changes in health care, a health system exec and a health insurance exec told attendees of the HME News Business Summit last week.

Prepare to be disrupted

Providers ask, what’s next?

‘The Medicare model is not a lasting model,’ says speaker Wayne Slavitt

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Bernie Zimmer, Wayne Slavitt and Dr. Joseph Krainin all have different approaches to the HME industry, but they all believe this: Play the hand you’ve been dealt.




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