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Letter to CMS: Drop vents from bid program


WASHINGTON – Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt., are leading a congressional sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding.

AAHomecare readies for ‘aggressive action’

Immediate agenda includes facilitating smarter bids, removing vents from bid program

LAS VEGAS – AAHomecare officials laid out an ambitious road map to usher the HME industry forward at the Washington Update April 16 at Medtrade Spring.

Council creates two new work groups


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s HME/RT Council has created two new work groups related to vents and private payers.

AAH: seeks payer relations professional, submits comments


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is looking to add to its payer relations team.

VGM objects to bid program including vents, orthoses


WATERLOO, Iowa – With the complex care required for vent patients and with few suppliers serving the market, it’s best to keep the product category out of Medicare’s competitive bidding program, VGM says.

Viemed shares take hit due to vent proposal?


LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare on Nov. 19 commented on a “trading halt” of its shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

VGM provides talking points on vent proposal


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competi

Company finds stolen HME for sale on eBay


BOLIVAR, Mo. – Citizens Memorial Healthcare has terminated an employee after he allegedly stole home medical equipment from the company and listed it for sale on eBay, according to the Bolivar Herald Free Press.

Viemed increases vent patient count by 35.3%


LAFAYETTE, La. – Viemed Healthcare on Aug. 13 reported revenues of $15.5 million for the second quarter, a 42% increase compared to the same period last year and a 10% increase compared to the first quarter.