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In brief: CMS opens NCD, Philips transitions leadership, ACU-Serve makes buy

August 19, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has opened the National Coverage Determination for seat elevation systems used with power wheelchairs, but the agency is not reconsidering coverage for power standing systems at this time.  CMS said in May it would commit to re-opening the NCD, nearly two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted a formal request to reconsider the NCD for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage for these systems.   “Now is the time for Medicare – the largest...

ACU-Serve, Bedard Medical, CQRC, ECS Billing North, NCPA, Philips, Quipt, seat elevation


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In brief: Medtrade location, Quipt expansion, CGM access

June 24, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Medtrade will take place March 28-30 in Dallas next year, show organizers have announced.  The event will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in the Convention Center District in downtown Dallas.  “Switching to one show per year was motivated by feedback from attendees and exhibitors,” said York Schwab, show director, in today’s Medtrade Monday. “Moving the show to Dallas is part of the same equation. Dallas is centrally...

CGMs, Hollister, Medtrade, Quipt, TRICARE


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In brief: Quipt expands, ROHC rolls, Withings partners

June 10, 2022HME News Staff

CINCINNATI – Quipt Home Medical has acquired NorCal Respiratory, a provider with three locations in California covering the northern part of the state. NorCal reports unaudited trailing 12-month annual revenues of about $3.2 million and expects adjusted EBITDA of $650,000 post-integration. “We are extremely excited to close the acquisition of NorCal Respiratory, providing us a further expansionary opportunity in California to grow our market share,” said Greg Crawford, chairman...

Encore Healthcare, Healogics, One Drop, OPGA, Quipt, RESNA, Roll on Capitol Hill, SleepRes, United Spinal, Withings


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In brief: Lifeway grows footprint, Quipt secures contract, Permobil receives accolade

April 29, 2022HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. – Lifeway Mobility has acquired Accessible Systems, Inc., expanding its presence in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions.  ASI, a full-service dealer of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts, residential elevators, ramps, step-in tubs and overhead lifts, was co-founded more than 22 years ago by John Bixenman, Marty Twaddell and Nathan Colburn.   “We are proud of the reputation we have earned in our mission to serve families who want to stay in their own home...

1800wheelchair, Belluscura, Lifeway Mobility, Option Care Health, Permobil, Quipt


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In brief: Regulatory update, e-prescribing report, Lincare acquisition

February 18, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS on Feb. 10 published a change request notifying the DME Medicare Administrative Contractors of the agency’s new national coverage determination for home oxygen therapy.  CMS notes the following changes are effective for claims with dates of service starting Sept. 27, 2021:  expansion of oxygen coverage for acute and chronic conditions;  expansion of coverage for short and long-term need (when hypoxemia exhibited);  the ability of the...

Home Oxygen, Lincare, NHIF, Parachute Health, Philips, Quipt, RAC, Vertess


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In brief: Home infusion fail, free tests, ResMed CTO

February 4, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Home Infusion Association isn’t surprised by a recent report from CMS that shows a drop in the number of beneficiaries using the Medicare Part B home infusion therapy (HIT) services benefit.  The association says the report shows the benefit has failed to draw sufficient participation from providers to ensure equitable access across the country.  “The Part B HIT services benefit is clearly failing to meet the needs of Medicare beneficiaries,”...

Home Infusion Therapy, Home Oxygen Company, Oventus Medical, Quipt, RESNA, Responsive Respiratory, Verustat


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In brief: AAH rallies for bid relief, Philips recalls more vents, Belluscura beats forecasts

January 28, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on providers to contact their members of Congress to sign on as original co-sponsors for draft legislation from by Rep. Markwayne Mullins, R.-Okla., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., that would provide reimbursement relief.  The legislation would apply 90/10 blended reimbursement rates for the 13 product categories that were removed from Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program. The rates would apply from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023.  “A...

aahomecare, Belluscura, Coloplast, Numotion, Philips, Quipt, Soleo Health


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In brief: Woman of the Year, new Inogen CFO, Bleep funding

December 17, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Katie Stevens, CEO of Reliable Medical Supply, was named the 2021 HME Woman of the Year during a virtual presentation hosted by VGM on Thursday.  “There is no better recognition,” said Stevens, who became CEO of the Minneapolis-based company in 2020 following a long career with a national complex rehab provider.  HME News featured Stevens and Reliable Medical Supply in this story in September.  This year’s award drew 64 nominations...

Aeroflow, Bleep, HME Woman of The Year, Inogen, NCPA, NRRTS, Quipt, VGM


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In brief: Philips update, vaccine mandate, premium increase

November 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration obtained additional information during an inspection of a Philips’ manufacturing facility that was not previously available to the agency that showed the silicone-based foam used in a singular, similar device marketed outside the U.S. failed one safety test for the release of volatile organic compounds.  Similar testing provided by Philips to the FDA on devices authorized for marketing in the U.S. had demonstrated acceptable results.  “The...

Aeroflow, ATPs, BOC, CQRC, InfuSystem Holdings, Northshore Care Supply, Philips, Quipt, RESNA


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In brief: Woman of the Year finalists, supply chain relief, Quipt’s acquisition

November 12, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – The finalists for this year’s HME Woman of the Year are Trisha Bailey, CEO of Medical Hotspots/Bailey’s Medical; Neidi Mack, vice president for ancillary services at Prism Health Care Services/The Alden Network; Katie Stevens, CEO at Reliable Medical Supply; and Victoria Peterson, administrator at RespMed. “These HME Woman of the Year finalists are leaders in their companies and communities,” said Clint Geffert, president of VGM & Associates. “They...

Great Elm DME, HME Woman of The Year, Home Medical Equipment, Insulet, Permobil, Quipt, VGM


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