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VGM launches new playbook


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has released its latest playbook, “Industry Snapshots: Forecasting 2018.” The free playbook includes articles on compliance, data and security, mega trends, tax bill implications and the economy.

GF takes increasingly global outlook


ATLANTA – A 35% increase in its international business in the past two years has fueled two recent announcements at GF Health Products, says company exec Ken Spett.

2017: Exits and allegations dominate


Our list of the five most read provider stories of 2017 features headlines that contain words like “turmoil” and “uncertainty,” which pretty much sums up the year that was.

Integrity Home Medical adds second location

'My dream is to grow responsibly and carefully'

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. – Integrity Home Medical has more than quintupled its retail and warehouse spaces after recently signing a lease for a 10,000-square-foot property in East Memphis, Tenn. 

AAH sets sights on ‘sideliners’

Push for bid relief includes new Congressional Accountability Project

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are casting a wider net for providers to build more support for a bill that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program


YARMOUTH, Maine – Subcontracting may be black and white on paper, but in the real world, it can be gray, even now that competitive bidding has been the law of the land in major cities for years.

Consider us 'woke'

Friday, December 29, 2017

One of the many tasks the editors at HME News field is drumming up a newspoll each month. Sometimes the questions are better than others, and sometimes what seemed like a great question, on second read, after the poll already goes out, seem obvious.

The year in review: Escalating turmoil, relief efforts dominate headlines


YARMOUTH, Maine – Moves by managed care organizations to send more Medicaid business to large distributors was the most read story of 2017 at HME News.

CMS publishes 2018 fee schedule


WASHINGTON – CMS has released the 2018 DMEPOS fee schedule. AAHomecare has compared the 2018 and 2017 rates for the top 25 representative HME items and found that there were no changes made to the rates except for stationary oxygen concentrators (E1390).

AAHomecare shuffles leadership


WASHINGTON – Joel Mills, CEO of Advanced Home Care in Greensboro, N.C., has been appointed treasurer of AAHomecare’s Executive Committee. He replaces Jeff Hall, president and CEO of Reliable Medical Supplies in Brooklyn, Minn.