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Stakeholders map out multi-pronged strategy

‘We may not be able to eat the whole apple with one bite’
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05/22/2015

WASHINGTON – The buzz at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference last week was the HME industry’s next moves in the fight against Medicare’s competitive bidding and audit programs.

Bill’s pay-for includes sweeping cut to Medicaid payments for HME

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05/22/2015

WASHINGTON – As HME stakeholders prepared to descend on Capitol Hill on Thursday morning as part of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, an unexpected item was added to their to-do list.

Steedley makes room for Letizia

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05/22/2015

WASHINGTON – Robert Steedley handed over the reins to John Letizia during the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference this week.

In brief: CMS considers dropping CMNs, CVS plans to buy Omnicare

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05/22/2015

BALTIMORE – CMS will host a Special Open Door Forum on May 27 to discuss eliminating CMNs and durable medical equipment identification forms.

MPP back in spotlight

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05/15/2015

WASHINGTON – Provider Robert Steedley will take the mic at a hearing this week to discuss how the market pricing program is a better alternative to the current bidding system.

Providers race to rank

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05/15/2015

YARMOUTH, Maine – Seventy-two percent of the respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say their websites are mobile-friendly.

In brief: Sunrise Medical up for sale, Liberator adds customers

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05/15/2015

FRESNO, Calif. – Equistone Partners has put Sunrise Medical up for sale, according to Reuters. The European-based investment firm is considering offers from IK Investment Partners and Nordic Capital in a potential $507 million deal, the news agency reports.

AAHomecare: ‘Keep energy going’ at conference

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05/08/2015

WASHINGTON – With the HME industry’s “biggest challenge around the corner,” it’s more important than ever for providers to attend next week’s Washington Legislative Conference, AAHomecare officials say.

In brief: Sunrise Medical makes buy, U.S. Rehab supports outcomes tool

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05/08/2015

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunrise Medical has strengthened its presence in the high-end sports wheelchair market by acquiring RGK Wheelchairs.

Study promotes primary care for sleep apnea patients

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05/07/2015

LLEIDA, Spain– A new study has found that monitoring patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) in a primary care setting is equally effective as monitoring them in sleep units.

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