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Stakeholders seek input on emergency preparedness

October 26, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM, state and regional HME associations and other stakeholders have launched a survey to help guide an Emergency Preparedness for Home Medical Equipment Suppliers Committee that was formed earlier this year.  Information from the 10-question survey on provider experiences during disasters will be collected and sent to appropriate officials who may be able to assist with improved processes and programs. Committee members have already met with Tangita Daramola,...

Emergency Preparedness, VGM


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RESNA calls for proposals for 2022 conference

October 26, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA will accept session proposals for its annual conference from Nov. 1 to Nov. 29. RESNA 2022 Conference: Driving the future of Assistive Technology is scheduled to take place in Arlington, Va., July 14-16. RESNA is accepting proposals for “buzz” sessions, 30-minute sessions devoted to one hot topic; general sessions, 60-minute sessions that are interactive; and master classes, 90-minute sessions that are more in-depth. The organization is not accepting proposals...

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, RESNA, RESNA conference, seating and mobility


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Oventus reapplies to PDAC

October 26, 2021HME News Staff

BRISBANE, Australia – Oventus Medical has reapplied to Palmetto GBA, the pricing data analysis and coding contractor (PDAC), for approval of the newly submitted Optima version of its O2Vent oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea. This version of the device is designed specifically for Medicare patients. “In the meantime, this means that O2Vent Optima will not be able to be supplied to Medicare patients in its own right for reimbursement purposes,” the company stated....

O2Vent, Oral appliance therapy, Oventus Medical, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Therapy


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New report backs Medicare Advantage

October 26, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Better Medicare Alliance has released a new report conducted by Milliman highlighting the value of Medicare Advantage to the federal government. The report finds that Medicare Advantage provides $32.5 billion annually in additional benefits and lower out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries, or about $123.36 per member per month. “This independent, actuarial report offers an important look at Medicare Advantage’s value to beneficiaries and the federal government,”...

Better Medicare Alliance, Medicare Advantage, Milliman


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RehabPulse attracts $4.5M

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

MADISON, Wis. – RehabPulse, an online marketplace for a wide range of DME solutions and services, has secured $4.5 million in its latest funding round.  The company says it has also become the first online marketplace in the DME industry to offer integrated online insurance claims processing.  “In RehabPulse, we created a one-stop shop for medical products and services, and our insurance integration now presents an unprecedented opportunity to reduce the complexities involved...

Funding, Online Marketplace, RehabPulse, WISC Partners


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Copper Star opens in Tempe

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

PHOENIX – Copper Star Home Medical Supplies has announced plans to open its next location in Tempe, Ariz., by the end of the year. The retail provider plans to serve the whole Phoenix-metro valley from the new 12,000 square foot location at 2415 W Erie Drive, right next to Tempe Diablo Stadium. “We are always looking for ways to improve and always be here for our customers,” said Korry Johnston, president. “We are dedicated to providing an excellent place for our employees...

Copper Star Home Medical Supplies, HME retail


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Permobil Foundation names Gleason ‘Hero’

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Permobil Foundation named Steve Gleason, an ALS advocate and former NFL player, as the recipient of its Hero Award at the Roll the Dice Casino Gala. “I don’t see myself as a hero,” said Gleason, who has used a Permobil F5 power wheelchair for the last eight years. “For me, Permobil and the Foundation and all the people who make it possible for me to roll through this life – they are the heroes!” The Permobil Foundation has given out...

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VGM calls for presentations

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for its annual Heartland Conference. Organizers are looking for speakers to offer their expertise on a variety of topics, including respiratory, business leadership and people strategies, rehab, billing and reimbursement, business operations, retail, sales and marketing, home accessibility and audits. “Each year our goal is to offer better education than the year before and fill our education tracks with a robust...

Heartland Conference, VGM


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Registration open for Focus Conference

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Registration is now open for Essentially Women’s Focus Conference. The annual event for women’s health providers, is scheduled for Feb. 5-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, Fla. “We are excited to host our conference in person again,” said Nikki Jensen, vice president of Essentially Women. “It is a place where our members can network, share best practices and just relax and have some fun with each other, which is much needed...

Essentially Women, Focus Conference, Women's Health


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Nominations open for annual women’s health award

October 25, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – Nominations for Essentially Women’s 3rd Annual EW Ruth Addison Award of Excellence are open. Essentially Women presents this award each year to an individual who has made a significant impact within her company, her community and the women’s health industry. Nominees can be women’s health providers, mastectomy fitters, manufacturers and other professionals in the women’s health industry. Nominations are open to all women, regardless of title or position, through...

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