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NHIA sues over transitional payment

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02/15/2019

WASHINGTON – The National Home Infusion Association is suing the Department of Health and Human Services over its transitional payment for home infusion therapy services.

Invacare sees improvements in 2018

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02/14/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales of $244.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, a 2.3% decrease compared to the same quarter in 2017, and $972.3 million for all of 2018, a 0.6% increase compared to 2017.

Busy week for HOMES

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02/13/2019

BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Documentation update: Stakeholders push templates, e-prescribing

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02/08/2019

WASHINGTON – What’s to come of all of those draft clinical templates that CMS released in 2018?

There seemed to be a flurry of them last year, but the agency’s efforts in this area go back years, including a template for prostheses in 2013.

Wearables have limits, say HME providers

‘Your smart phone is not going to function as a cane’
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02/08/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.

AAH’s Retail Work Group: ‘Sky’s the limit’

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02/08/2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – AAHomecare’s Retail Work Group has diversified significantly since it first launched to help mobility providers add cash sales to their businesses.

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