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Report: Home healthcare market to reach $130.4B by 2017

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06/03/2013

DALLAS – The North American home healthcare market is poised to reach $130.4 billion by 2017, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5%, according to a new study from Markets and Markets, a global research and consulting firm.

China’s allure fades for DeVilbiss

‘The cost advantage that China has over the U.S. has gone way down’
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05/31/2013

SOMERSET, Pa. – DeVilbiss Healthcare is leaving China and taking its oxygen concentrators with it.

Invacare faces lawsuit from shareholder

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05/31/2013

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare officials will “vigorously defend” themselves against new allegations that they misled shareholders about the company’s noncompliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, according to a spokeswoman.

Proposed rule goes too far

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – Providers with high error rates could lose their billing privileges if a proposed rule takes effect.

Prosthetists criticize proposed template

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05/31/2013

BALTIMORE – A proposed clinical template for lower limb prostheses overlooks the way care is delivered, say industry stakeholders.

Wheelchair repair issues abound for Scooter Store equipment

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has met with CMS to see if it can get some financial relief for providers who repair equipment for former customers of The Scooter Store.

In brief: Lawmakers, stakeholders seek extended deadline for letter to CMS

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – With Congress on recess until June 3, industry stakeholders hope extending the deadline for a “Dear Colleague” letter will allow time to get more signatures.

AAHomecare members elect new directors

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare bid farewell to several directors, while welcoming others to the board during its annual membership meeting held during the association’s Washington Legislative Conference May 22-23, according to a bulletin from the organization.

Woman sentenced for $11M fraud scheme

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05/31/2013

LAS VEGAS – A Nevada woman who defrauded Medicare of $11.1 million in an HME billing scheme was sentenced to more than four years in prison, according to a press release.

FDA approves Breathe Technologies’ CPAP device

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05/31/2013

IRVINE, Calif. – Breathe Technologies, a manufacturer of respiratory products, had its CPAP system cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a press release.

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