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In brief: Drive gets new CEO, AdaptHealth buys PCS from McKesson

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11/22/2019

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare CEO Bob Gilligan has stepped down, the company announced Nov. 19.

VGM to providers: Tell your story in RFI

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11/22/2019

WASHINGTON – A task force of the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives has published a request for information on “priority topics that affect health status and outcomes,” VGM reports.

Improper payment rates for DME have dropped $1.29B

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11/19/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS announced Nov. 18 that program integrity measures lowered the estimated amount of Medicare fee-for-service improper payments by $7 billion from FY 2017-19 to $28.9 billion, the lowest level since FY 2010.

Providers struggle with TPAs

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11/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The resurgence of third-party administrators for HME is bad news for the industry, according to the large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Act fast on SMART Act, Medi-Cal drops drastic cut

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say

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11/15/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

In brief: CBIC seeks ‘substantiation’ letters, Apria responds to wildfires

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11/08/2019

WASHINGTON –The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has sent notices to bidders asking them to substantiate their bids, VGM reports.

Financial results: Invacare on track, Insulet raises outlook

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11/07/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales of $235.8 million for the third quarter of 2019 compared to $244.6 million for the same period last year. Net loss was $8 million vs. $12 million.

Round 2021: CBIC seeks ‘substantiation’ letters, CMS solicits comments on communication

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11/07/2019

WASHINGTON –The Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor has sent notices to bidders asking them to substantiate their bids, VGM reports.

OIG to CMS: Adjust payments for orthotic devices

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11/05/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare allowable amounts for certain orthotic devices are not comparable with payments made by select non-Medicare payers, according to the Office of Inspector General.

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