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HME vs. Amazon: Providers help out—for a fee

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11/09/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have always held the competitive edge over online stores when it comes to service, they say. But now, that service may come with a price tag.

Invacare reports ‘challenging’ results

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11/09/2018

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare had a bumpy third quarter, courtesy of Medicare’s competitive bidding program and new tariffs.

Adventist Health to lay off workers

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11/09/2018

PORTLAND, Ore. – Adventist Health Home Care Services will close its personal care and HME division here, affecting 92 employees, according to an article in the Portland Business Journal. The cuts are expected to begin around Dec.

CMS releases final bid-related rule

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has released the anxiously awaited DMEPOS/ESRD Final Rule—without increasing payment amounts in former competitive bidding areas during the gap period.

Rick’s Medical buys DMES

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10/30/2018

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Rick’s Medical Supply has acquired Douglas Medical Equipment Supply, adding two new locations and expanding its reach to the coast and southern Oregon.

Cooley Medical settles allegations

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10/24/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Cooley Medical Equipment has agreed to pay more than $5.2 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by misrepresenting the ingredients it used in certain compounded medical creams.

Homecare Champion speaks on behalf of tiny state and resonates in larger industry

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10/19/2018

BARBOURSVILLE, West Va. – Regina Gillispie was already a 20-year veteran of the HME industry when parts of her rural service area were combined with the Ashland, Ky., MSA in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Reliable Respiratory expands in southern New England

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10/18/2018

NORWOOD, Mass. – Reliable Respiratory has acquired Attleboro, Mass.-based Attleboro Area Medical Equipment. The deal allows Reliable to strengthen its presence in southern New England.

Medtrade kicks off: Conference offers education for ‘today and future’

Session topics include bid-related proposed rule, e-prescribing
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10/12/2018

ATLANTA – Ask Medtrade Education Director Jeff Baird how he and his colleagues develop the most relevant education for HME providers at this week’s conference and expo, and he’ll tell you it comes down to timing.

Lack of unified stance on settlements, poll finds

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10/12/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out, even with the huge backlog of Medicare appeals stuck at the administrative law judge level, whether or not to accept a settlement is as divisive an issue as it gets in the HME industry.

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