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In brief: VGM tallies costs by region, Option Care debuts in Louisiana

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08/09/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.

Mobility lifts sales at Invacare; Inogen, BioScrip see revenue increases

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08/08/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales of $246.2 million for the second quarter of 2018 compared to $233.5 million for the same period last year, about a 5.4% increase. It reported a net loss of $16.5 million vs. $23.5 million.

VGM tallies costs by region

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08/07/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released the results of a “Delivery Cost Survey” that puts into perspective how costly it is for HME providers to provide patients with the necessary equipment.

Stakeholders fine-tune message in August

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08/03/2018

WASHINGTON – As lawmakers head into their August recess, industry stakeholders will keep the focus on a recent proposed rule overhauling Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Auction expert reacts to CMS’s proposed big changes

‘I get little comfort from knowing I was right’
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08/03/2018

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – When CMS outlined significant changes to its competitive bidding program in a recent proposed rule, one person came to mind: Peter Cramton.

In brief: Study details increased Part A costs, PE firm exits respiratory market

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08/03/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – A study sponsored by The VGM Group shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries.

Study details increased Part A costs due to bid program

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07/31/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has added a study that shows the cost shift that is happening as a result of reduced access to DME for Medicare beneficiaries to its lobbying toolbox.

A more relaxed Stark Law?

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07/30/2018

WASHINGTON – A more relaxed Stark Law could be a double-edged sword for HME providers, says healthcare attorney Jeff Baird.

Is lobbying lethargy setting in?

Not so, says one respondent: ‘If we don’t drive change, nobody else will’
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07/27/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The results of a recent HME Newspoll show an industry divided over the benefits of lobbying, with one camp citing Medicare as a lost cause and another believing too much is at stake not to advocate.

In brief: West Virginia lawmakers go to bat for HME; Patientco, TwelveStone receive investments

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07/27/2018

WASHINGTON – A group of senators and representatives from West Virginia has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma saying the agency’s May 9 interim final rule “does not go far enough” to ensure continued access to DME for the elderly and disabled in rural areas.

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