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In brief: Philips pauses remediation, lymphedema bill passes, AAH comments on CGMs

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – Philips has temporarily paused its remediation program for its Trilogy 100/200 ventilators while it investigates a limited number of complaints on remediated units.  “We anticipate a several week delay from our initial four- to six-week timeline in providing remediated devices back to our customers,” the company stated in a Nov. 7 update. “Remediating these devices in a timely manner is our top priority. In order to keep remediation progressing once our...

CGM coverage, Home Medical Equipment, Invacare, Lymphedema Treatment Act, Medtrade, Philips


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Medtrade refreshes logo 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Medtrade officials have debuted a new logo to set the tone for its first unified event next year. Medtrade will take place one time in 2023, on March 28-30 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. “Our mission is to stage events that unite the HME industry, and having one annual event will bring together buyers, sellers, and educators under one roof for the ultimate product and information sourcing event,” said Sarah Varner, vice president of Marketing,...

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In brief: Reimbursement relief, home infusion access, additional consolidation

November 4, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – VGM Government Relations is urging providers to reach out to Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, asking for the DMEPOS Relief Act of 2022 to be included in an end-of-year package.   Introduced in February, H.R. 6641 would extend a 90/10 blended reimbursement rate for the 13 product categories excluded from Round 2021 of competitive bidding through Dec. 31, 2023. The bill currently has 25 co-sponsors.  “HME suppliers...

BOC, DMEPOS Relief Act, Home Infusion Therapy, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade, Next Day Access, NHIA


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In brief: Complex rehab momentum, telehealth risks, Medicare Advantage bill

September 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – A record 300-plus advocates participated in the NCART/NRRTS Virtual Congressional Fly-in on Sept. 14.  Those advocates, who included consumers, clinicians, providers, manufacturers, family members, caregivers and others, held meetings with 292 congressional offices throughout the day.  “In the weeks ahead, we will be carrying out the important task of following up with offices on the ‘congressional asks’ presented,” said Don Clayback in an...

Complex Rehab, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Medicare Advantage, Medtrade, NCART, NCPA, NRRTS, RESNA, Telehealth


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Medtrade calls for speakers under new format 

September 12, 2022HME News Staff

DALLAS – Show organizers, including the Educational Advisory Board, have put out a call for speakers for Medtrade, March 28-30 in Dallas. The educational program will feature a new format that includes content categories and topics pre-selected by the EAB; descriptions and overarching objectives to serve as a guide for presentations; learning objectives submitted by speakers; and presentations that adhere to the description and learning objectives. “Please understand that this is not...

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AAH seeks next Homecare Champion

September 2, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion. Nominees should have a longstanding record of service within the home care community; embody the spirit of caring and generosity, which are the hallmarks of this profession; and represent active membership and engagement in AAHomecare. Previous winners include Steve Ackerman, Karyn Estrella, Regina Gillispie and Gary Sheehan. The award will be presented at Medtrade East during the Stand Up for Homecare...

aahomecare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade


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Speaker Q&A: Avoid marketing missteps, fines

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Because DME is one of the most regulated industries, health care marketers have more hoops to jump through—and avoid—than others, says Jacqueline Bain, co-founder of Silverman Bain, a health care and business law firm. HME News spoke to Bain, who is co-hosting the Medtrade session, “Implementing a legally proper marketing program,” about which laws you should be aware of and what could happen if you aren’t.  HME News: What are the major federal laws...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade, Silverman Bain


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Karen Lerner

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Speaker Q&A: Stand out using clinical outcomes, customized care 

August 26, 2022Tracy Orzel

ATLANTA - Asking referral sources to “order from me because I give good service,” isn’t going to cut it, says Karen Lerner, clinical vice president at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare. Here’s what Lerner, who is co-hosting a Medtrade session on the importance of using clinical outcomes to drive referrals, had to say about what to track and how to get attention.  HME News: How can providers use outcomes to drive referrals?  Karen Lerner: It can be a simple thing like...

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade


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Medtrade focuses on 'sweet' future 

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Medtrade focuses on 'sweet' future 

August 26, 2022John Andrews

ATLANTA – While many of the HME industry stalwarts may feel nostalgic about Medtrade’s last Atlanta appearance on Oct. 24-26, show organizers prefer to look forward.  Show Director York Schwab describes the current mood as “excitement” from organizers, exhibitors and attendees, yet concedes that each group has unique personal feelings about the show moving to Dallas for Medtrade 2023.  “We understand the nostalgia, but we don’t have the luxury...

Home Medical Equipment, Medtrade, York Schwab


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In brief: Philips provides update, Tomorrow Health raises funds, Sen. Thune meets members

July 1, 2022HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM – A comprehensive testing and research program on the PE-PUR foam in certain CPAP, BiPAP and mechanical ventilator devices has shown very low prevalence of visible degradation, Philips announced in an update on June 28.  In first-generation DreamStation devices, which represent 68% of registered affected devices globally, testing found:   164 of 36,341 (0.5%) devices with self-reported no ozone use showed significant visible foam degradation.  777 of...

Breas Medical, Medtrade, Philips Recall, ResMed, Sen. John Thune, SleepRes, Tomorrow Health


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