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Industry Continues Driving for H.R. 2771 Support

Advocates have convinced 81 lawmakers to back a bill extending rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protecting oxygen funding, but are calling on providers to help get more.

Surgical Dressing and Knee Orthosis Codes Could See Post-Pay Reviews

The review from CGS is the result of errors and high payouts for four codes, and should impact claims filed prior to the COVID-19 PHE.

2020 Mobility Product Award Winners Announced

HMEB sister magazine Mobility Management has recognized the winning companies in its Mobility Product Award 2020 program. The contest attracted a wide variety of entries, with several companies winning multiple awards.

Numotion Foundation and United Negro College Fund Create Scholarship

Scholarship will primarily provide college tuition and housing help for African American students living with mobility-related disabilities.

Lexia.Solutions Launches Two Accessibility Solutions

New relocatable patient lifts let wheelchair users have better access into and within facilities and the home while remaining in their chair.

New Bill Aims to Fix Rural Oxygen Payment Disparity

H.R. 8158 would address the fact that rates for oxygen concentrators in some rural areas are significantly lower than rates in competitive bidding areas.

Providers Urged to Help Drive H.R. 2771 Support

Bill that would extend rural and non-bid area relief, as well as protect oxygen funding, currently sits at 79 co-sponsors — and needs more.

Eighteen State Associations Join MAMES Conference

Members of associations representing 41 states will attend MAMES’s Oct. 6-9 virtual conference and exhibition.

ResMed Debuts AirTouch N20

The company’s first nasal CPAP mask made with memory foam, the AirTouch N20 adapts to the curves and contours of the user’s face.

Medtrade West Opens Call for Presentations

Presenters have until Sept. 18 to submit presentations for the event, which is slated for April 12-14, 2021 in Phoenix, Ariz.



HME Woman of the Year Announces 2020 Finalists

The winner from the four finalists will be announced during a special virtual ceremony on Oct. 22.

Signature Deadline for House CRT Letter Pushed to Sept. 18

Providers called on to redouble efforts to get their Representatives to sign Congressional letter urging CMS to stop basing reimbursement for manual CRT accessories on competitive bidding rates.

AAHomecare Presses Anthem on Rates

After insurer cut reimbursement in July despite COVID-19 costs, HME association highlighted the disparity between Anthem’s funding and Medicare’s rates for HME during the health emergency.

UHC Fixes Uninsured Patient Funding Problem

A system error that was rejecting DME claims for uninsured patients under the CARES Act has been addressed.

HSS Pushes Provider Relief Application to Sept. 13

Agency extends the application deadline for Phase 2 General Distribution after expanding eligibility for the funds.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Unveils myMask App

The smartphone app includes a variety of resources including videos that help patients that are new to CPAP therapy.

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Pacey MedTech Unveils UI Device for Prostate Cancer Patients

Designed to help men who suffer urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery, the fully adjustable device stops leakages.

Sunrise Medical Acquires Leckey and Firefly

Integrating James Leckey Design’s brands will help Sunrise expand its reach into various global markets while also using its assets to accelerate the growth of its newly acquired brands.

Majority of Nursing Homes Now Operating at a Loss

New survey from AHCA and NCAL shows nursing homes might be getting aid but are directing their spending to PPE and staff due to COVID-19.

New RRI Site Adds Online Ordering Portal

The site lets providers carry out additional tasks, such as ‘favoriting’ frequently ordered items and adding custom logos to equipment.

Graham-Field Intros Finger Pulse Oximeter

The small device delivers oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate, and Perfusion Index measurement on a large LED display.

NEMEP Expands Virtual Experience

New York and New Jersey provider association has re-tooled its event once more to partner with MAMES to offer an Oct. 6-9 event that will feature both online conference sessions and a virtual exhibit hall.

Rehab Stakeholders Join National CRT Awareness Week

The nationwide NCART effort ran Aug. 10 to 14 to spread understanding of what CRT does, who it helps and why it is important. The week culminates in an effort to protect accessories for manual CRT chairs.

CU Takes Annual User Conference Virtual

Citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, the maker of HME management system TIMS has moved its annual Users Group Conference to a an online experience this September.

Numotion Opens Madison, Wis. Location

The national CRT provider expands its footprint in the badger state with a facility that will be home to two assistive technology professionals (ATPs).

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