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MAMES launches new networking committee

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09/03/2019

DULUTH, Minn. – Midwest Association for Medical Equipment & Supplies (MAMES) members looking to talk shop with fellow providers can now join the newly minted Provider, Owner, Executive Management (POEM) Committee.

Reporter’s notebook: Don’t overlook state support

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09/03/2019

While all eyes are on competitive bidding and working with lawmakers in Congress, it’s important not to overlook the importance of forging relationships at the state level, say providers.

In brief: F&P upgrades guidance, NSM creates ‘Chill Spot’

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08/30/2019

IRVINE, Calif. – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare has upgraded its guidance for the financial year ending March 31, 2020, to full operating revenue of about $1.17 billion and net profit after tax of about $245 million to $255 million.

AAH pushes back

New campaign fights perception of providers as equipment dealers
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08/23/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has kicked off a new campaign showcasing the value of HME providers, naming Gayle Devin, CEO of Minneapolis-based ActivStyle (see related story), as its first “HME Hero.”

Gayle Devin, sole-source soldier

‘I’ve sometimes spent more time working on this than running my business, but I wouldn’t have a business to run if I didn’t’
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08/23/2019

MINNEAPOLIS – AAHomecare’s first “HME Hero” Gayle Devin has helped to develop a playbook for fighting sole-source contracts for incontinence supplies in a number of states.

In brief: Providers make their case, WHILL merges with Scootaround

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08/23/2019

WASHINGTON – Managed care plans, CRT reimbursement and coverage for breast prosthesis topped the list of concerns HME providers shared at an Aug. 19 Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Hearing.

HME providers testify at SBA hearing

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08/22/2019

WASHINGTON – Managed care plans, CRT reimbursement and coverage for breast prosthesis topped the list of concerns HME providers shared at an Aug. 19 Small Business Administration Regulatory Fairness Hearing.

In brief: NovaSom files for bankruptcy, Cape Medical makes buy

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08/16/2019

GLEN BURNIE, Md. – VirtuOx is seeking to acquire the assets of NovaSom, which filed for Chapter 11 Aug. 2.

In brief: Hillrom to buy Breathe Technologies; Option Care, BioScrip complete merger

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08/09/2019

CHICAGO – Hillrom has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Breathe Technologies, an Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer of patented, wearable non-invasive ventilators, for $130 million.

Stakeholders dig in for August recess

‘We’ve got a lot of work to do,’ says Tom Ryan
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08/02/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders plan to use the August congressional recess to lay the groundwork for moving forward key priorities in September.

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