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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.

Industry, CMS need to ‘have conversation’ about disaster relief

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders.

In brief: Senators circulate letter, Aeratech Medical named top provider

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – A Senate sign-on letter supporting additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program was released Sept. 28, a companion letter to one circulating in the House of Representatives, which had garnered 79 signatures at press time Friday.

Senators circulate bid relief letter

Deadline extended for House letter
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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – A Senate sign-on letter supporting additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program was released this morning, a companion letter to one circulating in the House of Representatives which has garnered 79 signatures so far.

HME Woman of the year finalists announced

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09/27/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – Four finalists have been selected for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year, VGM has announced.

The finalists, chosen from 39 nominations, are:

Friday deadline looms: Contact your rep, AAH says

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09/26/2018

WASHINGTON – Forty members of the House of Representatives have so far agreed to add their names to a sign-on letter that makes the case for additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, AAHomecare reports.

Aeratech Medical named top HME provider

Miller’s and Respiratory Services of Western New York tie for second place
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09/25/2018

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Medina, Ohio-based Aeratech Medical has been named the first-place winner of the HME Excellence Awards.

van Halem: ‘Aggressive’ UPICs take over

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09/24/2018

ATLANTA – It’s time for HME providers to reacquaint themselves with the Unified Program Integrity Contractors, or UPICs, says Wayne van Halem.

Providers draw line in sand, according to poll

‘After 40 years in this field, I never thought I would see this happen,’ wrote one respondent
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09/21/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – A large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (69%) say they won’t buy products from manufacturers that are selling direct to consumers.

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