Also Noted

Accessories: Updated payments take effect, will be applied retroactively

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01/16/2020

WASHINGTON – Updated payment rates for complex manual wheelchair accessories went into effect Jan. 1, but they may not be updated until July 1 to allow changes to be made to the claims processing system, according to a bulletin from CMS.

HFMA recognizes Patientco billing solution

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01/16/2020

CHICAGO – The Healthcare Financial Management Association has awarded Patientco’s billing and payment platform the “Peer Review by HFMA” designation.

Permobil Foundation honors Brandon Edmondson’s legacy

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01/16/2020

LEBANON, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation will match donations to a college fund established for the children of Brandon Edmondson, a Permobil employee who recently passed away. Edmondson, OTR, ATP, was the director of clinical sales and outcomes BR Americas.

Broda funds seating research

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01/10/2020

KITCHENER, Ontario – Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020.

AAHomecare monitoring CareCentrix policy change

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01/09/2020

WASHINGTON – CareCentrix is withholding payments to providers on PAP and PAP supply patients with co-pay balances more than 180 days old, AAHomecare reports. The new policy will take effect in March.

Osceola Capital acquires Healthcents

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01/09/2020

TAMPA, Fla. – Osceola Capital, a private equity firm focused on services businesses, has acquired Healthcents, Inc., a provider of medical reimbursement and related services.

Medtrade Spring: Advance rates in effect

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01/09/2020

LAS VEGAS – Advance Rates for Medtrade Spring, which takes place March 3-5, are in effect and valid though Feb. 22. “Medtrade Spring is a bit earlier in the new year than in the past, and that has several advantages,” says Mark Lind, show director, Medtrade Spring.

VGM hosts bidding forum

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01/08/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Business Forum on Jan. 28 will host a daylong event with HME leaders on the competitive bidding gap period—which continues until Jan. 1, 2021—at its headquarters here.

Combo rollator wins award

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01/07/2020

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Free2Go Rollator, which combines the benefits of a raised toilet seat, safety frame and rolling walker, has won a TravelAbility Launchpad award. The competition included 15 disability product entrepreneurs and potential investors.

NRRTS schedules four webinars for January

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01/07/2020

LUBBOCK, Texas – NRRTS has released its educational offerings* for January, including “The ‘W’ word: One family’s story of finding hope and acceptance” on Jan. 14. Carol Shrader, a mother of adult triplets, two of whom have cerebral palsy, will host this webinar.

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