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Bill seeks to add ‘disposable medical technology’ to DME benefit


WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., introduced a bill on Monday that would increase access to disposable medical technologies for Medicare beneficiaries.

Bill carves out speech generating devices


WASHINGTON – A bill that seeks to protect access to speech generating devices for Medicare beneficiaries has been introduced.

CMS holds steady on Medicare Advantage


WASHINGTON – CMS has proposed a very small decrease in payments to Medicare Advantage plans for 2016, the agency announced Feb. 20.

Submit a bid in the Round 2 re-compete? ‘Why bother?’


YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out the top strategy for many HME providers in Round 2 competitive bidding areas isn’t whether or not to bid higher or lower as part of the re-compete, but not to bid at all.

Home infusion goes big

Several years of consolidation has created several large-sized companies

YARMOUTH, Maine – The only thing standing in the way of more robust activity in the home infusion space is the limited number of properties available, say M&A analysts.

Seating and mobility find home at APTA


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Physical Therapy Association has established a new special interest group, Assistive Technology/Seating and Wheeled Mobility, to provide practitioners with a forum for communication and education.




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