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In brief: Heartland kicks off Monday, NSM buys Active Mobility

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06/12/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s Heartland at Home conference kicks off Monday with a keynote from its regulatory and payer relations experts, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, Craig Douglas and John Gallagher.

AAHomecare: Time to ‘raise awareness’ on bid delay

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06/11/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is urging its members to ask lawmakers to support a one-year delay of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

HHS releases funds for Medicaid providers

Stakeholders have asked HHS to include HME providers
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06/10/2020

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing an additional $15 billion in relief funding from the Provider Relief Fund, this time specifically for health care providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs, VGM reports.

In brief: President signs bill to fix PPP, Anthem eyes steep rate cuts

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06/05/2020

WASHINGTON – President Trump has signed a bill that makes significant improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program.

President signs bill to fix PPP

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06/05/2020

WASHINGTON – President Trump has signed a bill that makes significant improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Anthem eyes steep rate cuts

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06/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Anthem and its subsidiary, Amerigroup, have proposed rate reductions of between 11% and 60% for home medical equipment, AAHomecare reports.

Pandemic impacts patient volume, survey says

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06/03/2020

NEW YORK – Respondents report, on average, a 4.1% decline in their sleep resupply business due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the “2Q20 HME Oxygen, Sleep and Complex Rehab Survey by Needham and HME News.”

Gov't officials warn about coronavirus-related fraud

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06/01/2020

ATLANTA – The government is already seeing fraudulent scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, says Wayne van Halem, including, unfortunately, a scam involving DMEPOS.

Legal roundup, COVID edition

A bid program in question, a technology pushed to the forefront
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05/29/2020

AMARILLO, Texas – With Round 2021 a wild card, health care attorney Jeff Baird is advising his clients to hold off on making any serious financial decisions for as long as possible.

In brief: AAHomecare comments on IFR, NSM buys CRT-supplies combo

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05/29/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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