Subscribe to Front page feed

Top Stories

CMS to contractors: Wait until enforcement to audit

 - 
09/02/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed its contractors not to retrospectively audit providers for compliance with the face-to-face requirement.

Invacare sells Altimate Medical

'It is outside (our) core,' says Gudbranson
 - 
09/02/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has made the next move in its turnaround plan.

Nationals show interest, but new proposals hang heavy

 - 
08/29/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – M&A activity picked up a bit in the second quarter as the HME industry reshapes itself into a more and more segmented market, say analysts.

CMS applies ‘logic’ to documentation requirements for repairs

'It's a home run; it's not a grand slam'
 - 
08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – In the face of mounting pressure from industry stakeholders and advocacy groups, CMS has changed its tune about documentation requirements for wheelchair repairs.

New entrant in consolidating software market

 - 
08/29/2014

LOS ANGELES – bflow solutions, a provider of cloud-based billing software to HME providers, now has 20 users and is amped up to add more.

The week in acquisitions

PE firm acquires two providers, enters bid program
 - 
08/29/2014

PHILADELPHIA – SRA Healthcare, a spinoff private equity investment firm of SRA Capital, has acquired two HME providers in the Philadelphia region: Southampton, Pa.-based Total Medical Solutions and Bristol, Pa.-based Medical Express.

Mobility

Providers

Poll

HME NewsPoll September 2014

In a proposed rule published July 11, CMS proposes a new bundled payment methodology in some competitive bid areas. CMS seeks comments on whether or not standard manual and standard power wheelchairs should each be described and paid for, on a monthly basis, under one HCPCS code.

In 100 words or less, please tell us why and how you think the coding system for manual and power wheelchairs needs to be changed.

Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.