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Bid bill on its way to House floor, VGM says


WASHINGTON – Longtime HME champion Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., will introduce a bill in early May to delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts in rural areas, according to The VGM Group.

Déjà vu: Concerns resurface in Round 2 re-compete

As stakeholders analyze list of contract suppliers, they worry about, among other things, out-of-staters

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the monumental task of analyzing the newest competitive bid contract suppliers.

Invacare leans on subsidiaries

Company posts 15% drop in net sales for North America HME

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare posted first quarter losses last week, but if you look at the company as a “long-term turnaround,” you’ll see some short-term improvements, says top exec Matthew Monaghan.

Integration begins for ResMed

Company acquired Inova, Brightree in less than three-month span

SAN DIEGO – It’s still early days for recent acquisitions to impact ResMed’s financial results, but Inova Technologies helped to boost the company’s revenues by 2% in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016.

Providers see business opportunities in Cuba

‘There’s no one there yet’

YARMOUTH, Maine – As diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba slowly improve, HME providers in Florida are eager to gain a foothold on the isolated island.

In brief: O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal, AAH and VGM book keynotes


WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.




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