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In brief: Brooks-LaSure confirmed, SuperCare contract renewed, telehealth monitoring warranted

May 28, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to head CMS. Brooks-LaSure served in the Obama Administration, where she helped guide the Affordable Care Act through passage and implementation. She also worked as a Democratic staffer for the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives. “AAHomecare congratulates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure on her confirmation as CMS Administrator,” said the association. “Her experience in roles at CMS, HHS and on...

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, NSM, Quantum Rehab, Quipt Home Medical, SuperCare, Viemed


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In brief: Option Care Health and Viemed results, TexMEP exec, Heartland registration

May 7, 2021HME News Staff

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care Health reported revenue of $759.2 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 7.6% compared to $705.4 million for the same period last year.   Gross profit was $165.5 million, or 21.8% of net revenue, and adjusted EBITDA was $52.2 million for the quarter.  “The Option Care Health team delivered solid financial results in the first quarter while continuing to lay the foundation for sustained growth,” said John Rademacher,...

Heartland, Medtrade, Option Care, TexMEP, Viemed


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Viemed’s emphasis on data pays off 

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Viemed’s emphasis on data pays off 

March 12, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare grew its core business by 21% in 2020 and rolled out several new programs in the fourth quarter that will enhance and diversify the company’s overall business in 2021, says CEO Casey Hoyt.  For one, the company has moved from pilots to national rollouts of both its “Engage” and “View” platforms, which...

Casey Hoyt, Coronavirus Outbreak, ventilators, Viemed


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In brief: Final rule, Great Elm, Best Buy Health

March 5, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has partnered with AAHomecare and the VGM Group to send a one-page letter to CMS urging the agency to publish the DMEPOS final rule as quickly as possible. A proposed rule published in October outlined the agency’s plans to make permanent the 50-50 blended reimbursement rates in rural areas. “In light of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that the Medicare payment system provides stability to suppliers...

aahomecare, Apria Healthcare, Great Elm DME, NEMEP, Viemed


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In brief: Bid amounts for braces, changes for CGMs and external pumps, provider reactions

October 30, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS on Oct. 27 announced Round 2021 single payment amounts for off-the-shelf back braces and knee braces.   The agency has made contract offers for back and knee braces in 127 CBAs, a move that it expects to save $600 million for the Medicare program and beneficiaries over the three-year contract period.  CMS is not making offers for back and knee braces in certain CBAs where savings would not be achieved. Payment in those areas will be based on adjusted fee schedule...

180 Medical, braces, FODAC, Protech, Round 2021, Viemed


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In brief: AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid, LUCI launches

June 19, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.The Department of Health and Human Services has opened an application portal for CARES Act relief for Medicaid/CHIP-only providers who have directly billed those programs between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 31, 2020.Suppliers have reported that they have been denied any Medicaid-related relief because they received small Medicare relief payments. Even companies who declined to...

aahomecare, BOC, LUCI, Permobil, Sleep Apnea, Viemed, Will Dement


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Short takes: American Mobility, Mon Health, Viemed

June 19, 2020HME News Staff

Raleigh, N.C.-based American Mobility has acquired Ameriglide Southport/Upward Mobility SolutionsMorgantown, W.Va.-based Mon Health Equipment and Supplies will merge with Fairview Home MedicalViemed Healthcare will join the Russell 3000 Index, a capitalization-weighted stock market index

American Mobility, Home Medical Equipment, Mon Health Equipment, Viemed


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In brief: Invacare improves adjusted EBITDA, Option Care Health sees 'robust' growth

May 8, 2020HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare reported net sales of $218.4 million in the first quarter, a 2.2% decrease compared to the same period last year.It reported $87 million in net sales for North America, specifically, about a 1% increase, driven by increased respiratory and mobility and seating product sales.The company saw a 4% increase in mobility and seating product sales, driven by a 16% increase in power wheelchairs and offset by a decline in manual mobility product sales. Gross profit was $63 million...

aahomecare, Invacare, National Seating & Mobility, Option Care, Vertess, Viemed


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Viemed Healthcare increases guidance

April 8, 2020HME News Staff

LAFAYETTE, La. - Viemed Healthcare now expects 2020 net revenues to be about $23.7 million to $23.9 million as a result of increased sales of ventilators.The company is fulfilling ventilation orders in the more severely COVID-19 impacted areas of Louisiana and New York, and anticipates fulfilling a larger amount of orders during the second quarter.“We recognize that being one of the largest home-based ventilator companies in the country puts us in a unique position to help with the current...

guidance, Vents, Viemed


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In brief: CMS details capacity, UHC admits error, VGM opens invite

May 17, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS will use a bidder's estimated capacity—or their historic capacity plus their projected increase in capacity—along with their bid amount, to rank bids, reports the coalition behind www.dmecbpeducation.com. “(CMS's) newly released capacity policy shows how influential a bidder's capacity is to setting the rate,” said Mark Higley, vice president of regulatory affairs for the VGM Group. “While CMS does not guarantee volume, bidders who overestimate their...

DASCO, FODAC, United Healthcare, VGM Heartland, Viemed


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