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Karyn Estrella to be recognized as Homecare Champion


WASHINGTON – Karyn Estrella has been named as the 2019 Van G. Miller Homecare Champion.

HHS provides first look at proposed changes to Stark Law


WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has proposed changes to the Stark Law that would, among other things, create new exceptions that recognize incentives are different in healthcare systems that pay for value- vs. volume-based care.

Essentially Women focuses on conference


WATERLOO, Iowa – Essentially Women’s annual conference will take place Feb. 8-10, 2020, at the Hilton Tampa Downtown in Tampa, Fla., offering education and CEUs.

Sleep lab, not VirtuOx, buys NovaSom’s assets


ATLANTA – SleepMed, one of the largest operators of sleep labs in the United States, has acquired the assets of NovaSom, a leading provider of home sleep testing.

It was previously reported that VirtuOx would buy the Glen Burnie, Md.-based company’s assets.

CMS re-commits to gap filling

Stakeholders worry about having flawed methodology ‘set in stone’

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders agree that fee schedule amounts for new technology are an issue that needs to be addressed, but when CMS publishes its final rule in the next few weeks, they say the best-case scenario might be the status quo.

Providers prep for increased power outages

‘It seems a bit aggressive, but I understand their stance’

REDDING, Calif. – With the fall wildfire season underway in California, HME providers are making sure their oxygen therapy patients are prepared to be without power more often.




HME NewsPoll November 2019

Medical Service Company plans to increase its starting pay to $15 an hour for non-clinical positions in customer service, intake, billing and delivery.