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Nationals show interest, but new proposals hang heavy

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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'
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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

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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
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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.

Judge issues mixed initial ruling in patent lawsuit

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08/29/2014

SAN DIEGO and LAKE WALES, Fla. – An administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Aug. 22 made an initial ruling on ResMed’s claims that Chinese manufacturer BMC Medical and its U.S.

In brief: CMS seeks to exclude certified orthotic fitters, DeRoyal receives patent

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08/29/2014

WASHINGTON – CMS would like to limit the provision of custom fitted prefabricated orthotics to “individuals with specialized training” like physicians.

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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.

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