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MAMES seeks board members

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03/19/2019

STILLWATER, Minn. – MAMES is accepting nominations for its board of directors for three-year terms. The MAMES executive committee is looking to fill the following seats: Minnesota: 1 director; Missouri: 2 directors (1 seat open to fill ASAP); Nebraska: 1 director; South Dakota: 1 director; Wisconsin: 1 director; and associate board position: Associate director: 1 director. Interested applicants can apply here.

Round 2021: Timeline, categories vex stakeholders

Legislation to carve out vents expected to be introduced
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03/15/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS has set an “aggressive” timeline for HME providers to gear up for Round 2021 of competitive bidding, industry stakeholders say.

CVS HealthHUBs won’t change HME market, providers say

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03/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – CVS’s plans to push further into the HME market don’t faze providers, who say they’ve seen what happens when other outside companies try to muscle in.

Stakeholders work to line up legislation

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working to get a bill to provide additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in time for the Washington Legislative Conference in May.

Providers cultivate online customer reviews

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Most HME providers have some sort of online presence, but it’s important to manage that presence, particularly reviews of their businesses, experts say.

Providers put on their learning caps

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02/15/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – One-quarter of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they’re most interested in learning about retail and cash sales at the upcoming Medtrade Spring conference and expo.

FODAC joins volunteer coalition

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02/14/2019

TUCKER, Ga. – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children has been accepted into National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), a coalition of volunteer organizations dedicated to helping survivors and their communities in the wake of disasters.

Invacare sees improvements in 2018

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02/14/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare reported net sales of $244.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, a 2.3% decrease compared to the same quarter in 2017, and $972.3 million for all of 2018, a 0.6% increase compared to 2017.

Busy week for HOMES

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02/13/2019

BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

Wearables have limits, say HME providers

‘Your smart phone is not going to function as a cane’
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02/08/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Wearable devices like the Apple Watch may be grabbing headlines with their moves into health care, but HME providers are skeptical of all the hype.

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