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CMS decision on Tennessee sets precedent

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – It was a big win in the HME industry’s fight against competitive bidding when CMS disqualified one-third of the contract suppliers for Tennessee, but that’s not the only state with licensure issues, stakeholders point out.

Face-to-face rule will burden patients, say confused providers

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06/21/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – A resounding 95% of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say CMS’s new face-to-face requirement will significantly impact patient access.

BioScrip gets serious about home infusion

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06/21/2013

ELMSFORD, N.Y. – BioScrip announced last week that it plans to acquire Cincinnati, Ohio-based CarePoint Partners for $223 million.

Mediware makes homecare play

'We have a lot of talent to help this group out'
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06/21/2013

LENEXA, Kan. – Mediware Information Systems has nearly doubled its customer base in the HME, home infusion and home health markets by acquiring Plainview, N.Y.-based Fastrack Healthcare Systems.

In brief: Numotion launches repair program, senators seek more transparent Medicare program

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06/21/2013

ROCKY HILL, Conn. – Numotion will provide repairs to all former customers of Alliance Seating and Mobility who own their wheelchairs, the provider announced June 18.

Talk about value

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The home medical equipment sector needs to be part of the accelerating national conversation about healthcare costs, outcomes and value.

VGM testifies at small business hearing

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06/21/2013

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Ryan Ball, director of state policy at VGM & Associates, voiced concerns about Medicare’s competitive bidding program and its negative impact on small providers at a Small Business Administration (SBA) regulatory fairness hearing today (June 21).

House Disability Caucus sponsors complex rehab briefing

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06/21/2013

WASHINGTON – A congressional briefing on complex rehab technology (CRT) is slated for July 15, according to a message to members from NCART.

Eight pre-show workshops on tap for Medtrade

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06/21/2013

ORLANDO – Those attending Medtrade can arrive Oct. 7, a day before the Expo opens, to take advantage of eight pre-show workshops, according to a press release.

Brightree cracks the top 100

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06/20/2013

ATLANTA – Brightree debuted at No. 79 on the Healthcare Informatics 100 list, a ranking of the top healthcare IT companies in the U.S. based on revenue during the past fiscal year, according to a press release.

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