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RESNA announces dates, location for annual conference 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – RESNA has announced that its annual conference will take place July 24-26 at the New Orleans Marriott. The event, which has the theme “Move to the BeAT of Innovation,” will feature two and a half days of education, networking, product demos, scientific paper platforms, student competitions and roundtables. Registration for the event will open in February. Listen to a full announcement with RESNA President Carmen DiGiovine here.    

Assistive Technology, Complex Rehab, RESNA


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Carter joins VGM to head up new CPAP program 

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Carter joins VGM to head up new CPAP program 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – John Carter has joined VGM & Associates as the vice president of sleep and respiratory compliance services. In his new role, Carter, a respiratory therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the HME industry, will focus on creating and implementing a new CPAP compliance program that will soon be offered through VGM. “I am looking forward to being on the ground floor of a program that offers a service to DME providers to stay patient-focused and offers patients...

CPAP Compliance, John Carter, VGM & Associates


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Medtronic launches more effective infusion set 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

DUBLIN – Medtronic has announced the U.S. launch of its Extended infusion set, which it says is the first and only infusion set labelled for up to seven-day wear. An infusion set is tubing that delivers insulin from a pump to the body and typically requires a set change every two to three days. "When patients first begin using a pump, doctors and other health care providers reinforce the need to change their infusion set every two to three days to limit the risk of infection and other safety...

Extended infusion set, Medtronic


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BOC announces new board 

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BOC announces new board 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The board of directors at the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has announced the 2023 Executive Committee. The recently elected officers are:   Chair (incumbent): Wayne R. Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CDME, FAAOP, clinical consultant  Vice-chair: Cameron Stewart, BOCO, BOCP, co-founder, Alcam Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics in Riverside, Calif.  Secretary: Abel Guevara III, DHA(c), MHIM, RHIA, CPHT, CDME, vice president of revenue cycle &...

Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), BOC


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Medtrade refreshes logo 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Medtrade officials have debuted a new logo to set the tone for its first unified event next year. Medtrade will take place one time in 2023, on March 28-30 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas. “Our mission is to stage events that unite the HME industry, and having one annual event will bring together buyers, sellers, and educators under one roof for the ultimate product and information sourcing event,” said Sarah Varner, vice president of Marketing,...

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Supplemental benefits on the rise for Medicare Advantage 

November 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Supplemental benefit offerings in Medicare Advantage, including in-home support services, caregiver support, home-based palliative care and therapeutic massage, increased for the upcoming year, according to a new brief commission by Better Medicare Alliance and prepared by the actuarial consulting firm Milliman. Overall, the number of Medicare Advantage plans to offer at least one of the five recently expanded supplemental benefits jumped 35% from 2022 to 2023, with the largest...

Better Medicare Alliance, Medicare Advantage


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AAH responds to proposed LCD for CGMs 

November 21, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare strongly supported CMS’s proposed local coverage determination for continuous glucose monitors in recent submitted comments. The proposed LCD would, among other things, remove the requirement for multiple administration of insulin and frequent self-adjustments, and allow for telehealth visits in place of in-person visits. The association, however, has concerns about the ability of DMEPOS providers to collect documentation from prescriber medical records that’s...

aahomecare, Continuous Glucose Monitors, Local coverage determination


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VGM hosts state leaders 

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VGM hosts state leaders 

November 21, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Government Relations hosted the leaders of state and regional HME associations at its headquarters here last week. Leaders discussed their priorities for 2023, as well as how to improve their associations. Also part of the meeting: a conference call with Tangita Daramola, CMS’s competitive acquisition ombudsman, and John Hannigan, CMS regional administrator, as well as representatives from regional offices. Each leader was given a few minutes to introduce themselves...

state associations, VGM Government Relations


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‘A big, big day’ at Pride, Quantum 

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‘A big, big day’ at Pride, Quantum 

November 21, 2022HME News Staff

DURYEA, Pa. – Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab held an open house at the company’s new world headquarters in Duryea, Pa., on Oct. 21. Guests from the community, vendors, suppliers, company brand ambassadors and employees gathered in the two-story cafeteria of the newly renovated facility to enjoy a delicious meal and watch as Scott Meuser, CEO and chairman, performed the ribbon cutting ceremony. “It’s the first time the Pride and Quantum team in Pennsylvania has been under...

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Stakeholders oppose wheelchair bill

November 17, 2022HME News Staff

BOSTON – AAHomecare, NCART and HOMES have joined forces to send a letter to leaders in the Massachusetts legislature opposing S. 3136, a bill aimed at expanding wheelchair warranty protections in the state. “While AAHomecare and our partners are committed to improving the wheelchair repair process to ensure consumers receive timely and quality repair services, the bill as currently written would place undue burdens on providers and manufacturers and, ultimately, reduce patient access...

aahomecare, HOMES, NCART, Wheelchairs


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