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CMS Updates DMEPOS Fee Schedule

Citing errors in the December 2020 schedule, this new release includes adjustments to more than 900 HCPCS codes.

AAHomecare Slates Virtual Conference

Industry’s national association will host a Virtual Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 29 that will feature online meetings with lawmakers.

Providers Called on to Fill in the GAP

Grassroots Accountability Project from AAHomecare, VGM and state associations is looking for providers in key states to become industry advocates.

Medtrade West: ‘Don’t Fear the Heat!’

After announcing earlier that it was moving the event from April to July 12-14, Emerald assures attendees that the Phoenix Convention Center has beat the summer heat.

NEMEP Taking Registrations for Virtual Conference

March 23-25 event for N.Y. and N.J. providers offers a variety of conference sessions across multiple tracks and includes CEU opportunities as well.

Sunrise Debuts QUICKIE Q300 M Mini

The company’s narrowest power wheelchair in the QUICKIE power portfolio will go where other power chairs can’t.

VGM Wound Care Releases New Program Guide

The resource helps VGM members decide whether or not a wound care program is right for their business.

Clinician Task Force Publishes Guide to Telehealth

New paper discusses a range of topics, from preparing for a successful visit to determining whether telehealth is a good option for individual clients.

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ATHOMES Virtual Conference Registration Open

March 17-19 online event features live presentations with discussion time as well as on-demand CEU educational sessions.

Most Americans Barely Understand Sleep Apnea

Survey respondents think they know what sleep apnea is, but majority aren’t aware of interconnected health risks, don’t trust wearable sleep trackers, and have specific concerns about sleep testing.



VGM Meets With Rep. Miller-Meeks

New lawmaker representing Iowa’s 2nd congressional district sits down with VGM staff to learn about a range of issues and challenges facing HME businesses.

AAHomecare Calls on HMEs to Share Winter Storm Stories.

Providers serving patients during rough winter storms are urged to share their stories with industry association to help advocates demonstrate HME and homecare’s value to lawmakers, regulators.

New Prochant Site Emphasizes Online Resources 

Company that offers reimbursement, financial and revenue cycle management solutions for HME providers and pharmacies rolls out a new site designed to help them find solutions faster.

Aeroflow Healthcare Picks Up Family Medical Supply

Acquisition of West Virginia provider will help Aeroflow extend reach into West Virginia and the Ohio Valley.

VGM Releases Latest Playbook

The first edition of 2021 for the Playbook highlights various trends and opportunities facing HME providers. Members can download a PDF of the Playbook from VGM's website.

Luna G3 Auto BPAP Receives 510(k) Clearance

New bi-level PAP therapy device represents 3B Medical's third generation platform and includes algorithm that senses and adjusts pressure settings to ensure airway patency.

Blackburn Aims to Protect Tennessee's Medicaid Block Grant

After CMS recently approved block grants for Medicaid, the Biden administration made announcements that could jeopardize the waivers. Measure introduced by Sen. Blackburn would protect TennCare's recently acquired block grant waiver.

Industry Joins Effort to Extend Medicare Rate Relief

As Congress negotiates COVID-19 relief, AAHomecare backs push urging Congressional leaders to include H.R. 315 in their legislation, which would extend the Medicare sequester moratorium through the PHE.

Mosaic Acquires Living Innovations Support Services

Purchase lets Nebraska provider of homeware and support services for people with disabilities and seniors expands into New England area.

CMS Rolls Out New Location Inspection Procedure

Procedure is aimed at ensuring DMEPOS supplier locations are open and available for in-person inspections during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

NSM Picks Up Scooters N More

Acquisition adds northern Indiana mobility and accessibility provider that is also approved to serve several VA facilities.

Rep. Hinson Visits VGM

New lawmaker serving Iowa's first district meets with VGM leadership as well as VGM Government relations team.

CMS Releases Round 2021 Bid Data

The Round 2021 bids show increases for lead items in most areas compared to the 2020 fee schedule, while bids for non-lead items show mixed results. CMS opted not to award contracts for 13 categories in late October.

AAHomecare Surveying Supplier Costs

Effort aims to track how suppliers’ costs have changed during events such as COVID-19, which is important given that DMEPOS rates are essentially frozen at 2016 levels. Deadline is Feb. 5.

Hart Medical Equipment Acquires McLaren Home Medical Equipment

Acquisition helps Hart expand coverage in Michigan, while leveraging additional scale to benefit its partners, referrals and customers

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