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Archive: March 2021


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ADA launches diabetes product pilot

March 31, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Diabetes Association has launched the “Better Choices for Life” program to help people with diabetes make better choices while shopping. Still in is pilot phase, the program takes a science- and evidence-based approach to evaluating products in three categories: food and nutrition, health and wellness, and diabetes management. Following an extensive evaluation process, companies applying for participation and passing the evaluation may...

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Apria reports small increase in revenues, big increase in income

March 31, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – Apria Healthcare reported net revenue of $293.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, an increase of 5% compared the same quarter in 2019.  Net revenue for the full year was $1.11 billion, up 2% compared to 2019.  “We made great strides during 2020, creating significant efficiencies throughout the organization, and we closed out the year with solid financial results ahead of our expectations,” said Dan Starck, CEO. “Despite the challenges presented...

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CMS provides guidance on 2% cut 

March 31, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has instructed the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to hold all claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2021, for a short period, in anticipation of possible congressional action to extend the moratorium on the 2% sequestration cuts.  “This will minimize the volume of claims the MACs must reprocess if Congress extends the suspension,” CMS wrote in a March 30 bulletin. “The MACs will automatically reprocess any claims paid with the...

Medicare Sequestration Cuts, Sequestration Cuts


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OIG: States not reporting accurate managed care data 

March 31, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Most states did not provide complete or accurate payment data on managed care payments to the CMS Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS), which provides oversight of the Medicaid program, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General.  The data include the amounts paid, billed and allowed for every service provided to Medicaid enrollees, including those services provided through managed care, the primary delivery system for...

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Sequestration cuts: Moratorium set to continue

March 30, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Senate on March 25 overwhelmingly passed a compromise bill that would extend the moratorium on the 2% Medicare sequestration cuts through Dec. 31, 2021, according to industry stakeholders.   “This legislation now will head back to the House for passage prior to being sent to President Biden’s desk,” VGM wrote in a bulletin.   The vote follows the House of Representatives passing H.R. 1868, a bill to extend the moratorium through Dec....

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Graham-Field wins award

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Graham-Field wins award

March 30, 2021HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Graham-Field has won Medium Manufacturer of the Year Award in the 10th Annual Movers & Makers Awards by Partnership Gwinnett. Partnership Gwinnett, in collaboration with Gwinnett Technical College, announced the winners of the awards in March during a ceremony at Infinite Energy Forum. “Graham-Field is very proud of the hard work invested in our manufacturing facility in Gwinnett County,” said Ken Spett, CEO of GF Health Products. “Our responsibility is to provide...

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PlayMaker partners with Florida association

March 30, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new strategic partnership means members of the Home Care Association of Florida will have access to exclusive member pricing for and priority access to Spark, PlayMaker Health’s fully integrated home health and hospice solution. “Our partnership with HCAF is part of a long-term plan to build a valuable partner ecosystem that delivers the most value for members,” said Gregg Boyle, CEO of PlayMaker Health. “We’re excited to...

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Mobility

Accessible Systems prizes experience, as competition heats up in home access

March 29, 2021Tracy Orzel

DENVER – Accessible Systems and Ascent Mobility have been friendly competitors for more than a decade, but now they play for the same team after merging in February. “We’ve known and respected each other for years,” said Nathan Colburn, partner, Accessible Systems. “I think Greg and his team have learned this business just like Accessible Systems from years of experience.” Greg Shepherd, the owner of Ascent Mobility, will join the leadership team of Accessible...

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NSM sees year of renewal ahead

March 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Even as the COVID-19 pandemic surged in 2020, National Seating & Mobility completed two of its biggest milestones: It signed an exclusive national partnership with The Home Depot and it closed its largest acquisition to date of Travis Medical.   At home at The Home Depot NSM currently offers “Independent Living Services” from 250 Home Depot stores and plans to offer them from 1,300 stories by the end of 2021, says Bill Mixon, CEO.   “We’re...

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Numotion is stronger than ever, says CEO

March 29, 2021Liz Beaulieu, Editor

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Numotion Strong, the theme for the company’s National Leadership Conference this year, has a double meaning, applying not only to the business but also to its employees, says CEO Mike Swinford. “In a world where we couldn’t feel further apart (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), we’ve never felt closer as a team,” he said. “I don’t thing that’s ever been more true.” Numotion streamed the three-day conference to all employees...

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