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CMS modifies repair policy

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08/26/2014

WASHINGTON – It appears HME providers will now be able to repair equipment, such as power wheelchairs, without having to find the original medical necessity documentation from the original provider, AAHomecare reports.

Judge issues mixed initial ruling in ResMed, 3B case

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08/26/2014

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. distributor 3B Medical have infringed on a number of its patents.

Bid lawsuit just got bigger

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08/22/2014

WASHINGTON – There are now 10 lawsuits representing 17 HME providers suing the federal government for breach of contract as part of the original Round 1 of competitive bidding, says Jerry Stouck, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, the law firm representing Cardiosom.

Invacare puts ‘turnaround plan’ in motion

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08/22/2014

ELYRIA, Ohio – With a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) taking longer than it expected to resolve, Invacare has accelerated efforts to reduce its cost structure by reducing its workforce by 190 employees.

Confusion over contents

E0442, E0443 and E0444 need to be on orders, stakeholders say
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08/22/2014

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers need to be more diligent about making sure oxygen contents, which are now subject to the face-to-face requirement, are included on original orders, say industry stakeholders.

Complex rehab giants turn to new leaders

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08/22/2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn., and ROCKY HILL, Conn. – The race is on: Complex rehab giants National Seating & Mobility (NSM) and Numotion have each tapped outside talent to take the reins as both companies look to continue growth.

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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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