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VGM launches Moxie 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has merged three of its marketing and events businesses into one business called Moxie. Hellman, a marketing agency acquired by VGM in 2018, has joined VGM Marketing and VGM Events, bringing 30 professionals together. “We are very excited to introduce Moxie,” Christa Miehe, the company’s president. “This strategic alignment blends three very talented teams and allows us to expand our capabilities and offer current and new clients a broader...

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CMS approves block grant waiver in Tennessee 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CMS has approved Tennessee’s request for a block grant waiver for its state Medicaid program, TennCare, AAHomecare reports. The new program will allow TennCare to administer Medicaid with less oversight from the federal government, increasing its flexibility. The new block grant waiver – known as TennCare III – came after the General Assembly passed a law in 2019 directing Gov. Bill Lee’s administration to negotiate...

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Nonin names new board members 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – Nonin Medical has appointed four new members to its board of directors. They are Brett Edelson, CEO, United Healthcare of Minn., N.D. and S.D.; Rob Kill, CEO, Parata Systems; Jennifer Myster, president, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and HealthPartners Home and Community Services; and Sven Wehrwein, director, Atricure, SPS Commerce and Proto Labs. “Looking to the future of Nonin, we are confident the new board members are uniquely qualified to support the...

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RESNA supports dynamic seating 

January 14, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – RESNA has released a new position paper on dynamic seating. The paper, an official statement by RESNA on clinical and professional practice, is available for free download at resna.org. It shares typical clinical applications and provides evidence from the literature supporting dynamic seating to assist practitioners in decision-making and justification. It is not intended to replace clinical judgment.   

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Golden recognizes front line ‘warriors’ 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

OLD FORGE, Pa. – Golden Technologies has awarded its 2020 President’s Award to its entire front-line team of “warriors.” The annual award typically recognizes an individual whose performance has gone above and beyond, and who supports Golden’s mission. “Under unprecedented conditions, each team member in production, traffic, customer and technical service, accounting and sales showed up day after day and did everything they could to continue to provide customers...

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Permobil to offer, support LUCI in VA clinics 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Permobil and LUCI have partnered to provide LUCI’s smart wheelchair technology to Veterans Affairs clinics nationwide. Through the partnership, Permobil sales and clinical education teams will be responsible for sales, installation and training for all available Luci models, including on non-Permobil wheelchairs. “Permobil has a rich history of servicing and supporting the VA and we are committed to bringing the most advanced technologies in the industry...

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United Healthcare extends suspension of prior auths 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS – United Healthcare will extend the temporary suspension of certain prior authorization requirements for in-network hospitals and skilled nursing facilities through Jan. 31, AAHomecare reports. They were originally set to expire Jan. 8. The suspensions include COVID-19 oxygen-related requests. In those cases, oxygen can be delivered without a prior auth and does not need to meet current clinical criteria. UCH also noted that it may perform retrospective reviews for services...

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Big Sky announces new board 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

HELENA, Mont. – Big Sky AMES has named its 2021 board of directors. The officers are Eric Ecker, St. Vincent Medical Supply & Mobility, president; Adam Pople, Bozeman Health, vice president; Dedra Haworth, Harrington Surgical, secretary/treasurer; and Alesha Rate, Norco, past president. Board members are Gary Rench, Sandcreek Medical; Jenn Morrisroe, Dillon Medical; Lori Arnold, Cody Regional Health; Mike Calcaterra, Norco Inc., and honorary member Dan Harrington, retired...

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Supreme Medical taps new sales VP 

January 13, 2021HME News Staff

MOBILE, Ala. – Supreme Medical has named Eugene Keane vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Keane will work to expand Supreme’s home care and post-acute distribution business serving HME, pharmacy, home health and hospice providers throughout the Southeast. “I am excited to have Eugene leading our sales and marketing efforts,” said Colton Mason, senior vice president of Supreme. “He will be working closely with our manufacturer partners to build...

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NCART makes case for telehealth

January 12, 2021HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – NCART and the CRT Remote Services Consortium on Jan. 4 submitted comments to the Telehealth Workgroups of the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives making the case for a permanent telehealth option for people with disabilities who require complex rehab technology. The comments are another step toward getting Congress to include in legislation the ability for CMS to “make permanent” the temporary COVID-19 policies that designate physical therapists and...

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