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Stakeholders run with vent bill

‘They are very concerned about CMS and they want a remedy’

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are prioritizing the 180 members of the House of Representatives who signed a letter asking CMS to drop non-invasive vents from competitive bidding to now support H.R. 4945.

In brief: CMS publishes final rule, Rotech taps $50M for acquisitions


WASHINGTON – CMS on Thursday afternoon released an ESRD final rule that establishes a permanent home infusion therapy benefit in 2021 and establishes a methodology for establishing fee schedules for new DMEPOS items.

Short takes: Transcend, CAIRE, AllyScripts


Transcend has launched its Transcend 365 miniCPAP, a “smaller, smarter” CPAP with integrated heated humidifier that’s capable of running on a single, travel-size battery.

Stakeholders seek five-year bid delay for non-invasive vents


ATLANTA – A bill could be introduced literally any day now to pump the brakes on CMS’s plans to include non-invasive ventilation in its competitive bidding program, AAHomecare’s Jay Witter told Medtrade attendees on Tuesday morning.

In brief: NSM sells to Cinven, Drive closes on $35M in capital


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has agreed to be acquired by Cinven, an international equity firm.

Twenty-seven groups support bid bill


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has released a sign-on letter with 27 HME stakeholder groups officially endorsing H.R. 2771, a bill that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Our work never stops


The bids are in for Round 2021. Now the HME community will wait until sometime next summer to see the prices set through the bidding process and a final announcement of contracted suppliers in the fall of 2020.

AAHomecare comments on ESRD proposed rule


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare opposes CMS’s proposal to reinforce the flawed gap-filling methodology and expresses concerns with the new payment conditions in comments it has submitted to the ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule (CMS-1713-P).

In brief: Stakeholders issue bid challenge, Invacare appoints new board member


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare asks providers to zero in on lawmakers who have previously co-sponsored bid-relief legislation and ask them to support H.R. 2771.

Provider numbers continue to decrease


WASHINGTON – The number of suppliers between January and April of this year decreased about 2.7%, according to AAHomecare.