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OIG to review PAP supplies, PMD repairs


WASHINGTON – The Office of Inspector General has updated its Work Plan to include new reviews for PAP replacement supplies and power mobility device repairs.

HME News names new publisher

Sarah Flanagan

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME News, the leading news source for the home medical equipment industry, has named Sarah Flanagan publisher effective Nov. 4.

HHS reports 25% reduction in appeals backlog


WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reduced the backlog of Medicare appeals at the administrative law judge level by 25% through June 30, according to a

Invacare overhauls IT system


ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has signed a $240 million, multi-year contract with Birlasoft to transform its IT system, the two companies have announced.

Event puts HME in front of influential senator


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A fundraising event for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., netted nearly $17,000 for the senator’s campaign fund and gave HME providers a chance to re-engage with the longtime industry champion.

Cinven sees ‘strong growth trajectory’ for NSM


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – With National Seating & Mobility’s expansion into Canada earlier this year and its expected new ownership by a private equity firm based in London, “expansion into new markets could certainly be a future consideration,” says CEO Bill Mixon.




HME NewsPoll November 2019

Medical Service Company plans to increase its starting pay to $15 an hour for non-clinical positions in customer service, intake, billing and delivery.