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CMS publishes 2018 fee schedule

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12/22/2017

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

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12/14/2017

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.

Provider gets HME in front of nominee, with senator’s help

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12/08/2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. – When provider Steve Huntington received a letter recently from Sen.

'Shake-up' in Yakima gives Norco opportunity

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11/21/2017

BOISE, Idaho – Norco filled a major gap in its footprint recently when it acquired Freedom Medical Supply in Yakima, Wash.

FAHCS hosts successful conference

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11/16/2017

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services welcomed Madeline Delp, Ms. Wheelchair USA, to its Fall Conference, held Nov. 8 and 9.

Medtrade 2017: A shorter, but upbeat and refreshing, show

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10/27/2017

ATLANTA – The mood at Medtrade 2017 was palpably up, say show organizers.

Survey highlights broken Medicare system

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09/28/2017

WASHINGTON – More than three-quarters of case managers have experienced difficulties with the discharge of patients who need home medical equipment, according to the preliminary results of a new survey from AAHomecare.

Retail remains a key Medtrade theme

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09/22/2017

As the home medical equipment business continues to search for a clear identity in the healthcare continuum, the retail model serves as a beacon to guide the industry forward.

Tax credit could be boon for home modifications

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09/22/2017

The home medical equipment industry is poised to benefit from the “aging in place” movement, especially on the home modification front.

New biz: I Love Lucy’s

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09/22/2017

WINDSOR, Colo. – As an 18-year-old HME patient, Lucy Sodre learned how critical the right equipment is to the recovery process. At 21, she began working for a Miami-based provider.

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