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Homecare Champion speaks on behalf of tiny state and resonates in larger industry

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10/19/2018

BARBOURSVILLE, West Va. – Regina Gillispie was already a 20-year veteran of the HME industry when parts of her rural service area were combined with the Ashland, Ky., MSA in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

In brief: Medtrade wraps up, new bid resource debuts

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10/19/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

Medtrade wrap-up: Winning products, winning event and one big winner

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10/18/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

Lack of unified stance on settlements, poll finds

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10/12/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out, even with the huge backlog of Medicare appeals stuck at the administrative law judge level, whether or not to accept a settlement is as divisive an issue as it gets in the HME industry.

In brief: Reliable Respiratory ‘welcomes’ new vent patients, CVS-Aetna merger clears hurdle

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10/12/2018

NORWOOD, Mass. – Reliable Respiratory has acquired the ventilation business of New Bedford, Mass.–based Enos Home Medical.

CMS details premiums, deductibles for 2019

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10/12/2018

WASHINGTON – The standard monthly premium for Medicare Part B enrollees will be $135.50 for 2019, a slight increase from $134 in 2018, CMS has announced.

Stakeholders pressure CMS with two letters

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – A groundswell of grassroots support carried a pair of bid-related sign-on letters over the finish line last week, say industry stakeholders.

Patients Over Paperwork: Room for improvement for HME

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – Much has been made of CMS’s plans to reduce the paperwork burden for healthcare providers, but what about for HME providers, specifically?

In brief: Bill drops for custom breast forms, study highlights NIV

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan bill that would require Medicare to cover custom breast prostheses was introduced in the House of Representatives last week.

Signing frenzy: Stakeholders race to collect signatures for two letters

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10/02/2018

WASHINGTON – A sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that seeks additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program has nearly 100 signatures, VGM Group reports this week.

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