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Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

CMS issues disaster guidance for DME


WASHINGTON – Medicare will pay for beneficiary-owned DME that has been damaged or destroyed in circumstances related to a declared emergency like Hurricane Harvey.

Hurricane Harvey: Providers begin clean up, question CMS policy


HOUSTON – As the massive flooding left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey began to recede last week, HME providers were starting to assess the damage wrought by the historic storm.

Providers to SBA: Monitoring clipboards won’t curb fraud

‘The new administration is asking how to get rid of the regulations’

WASHINGTON – From accreditation to audits, HME providers let panel members at a Small Business Administration hearing last week know exactly how they feel about burdensome regulations.

Website aims to be point of contact


With consumers continuing to go online to research and purchase home medical equipment, a new website aims to connect patients and caregivers with information about in-home services including HME and local providers.

Cancer survivor opens HME business


WINDSOR, Colo. – A 27-year-old cancer survivor has opened a medical supply business here called I Love Lucy’s Home Medical Supply and Equipment.

Stakeholders apply steady pressure for bid relief

Recent data analysis by AAHomecare shows 42% reduction in number of providers from 2013 to 2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say they’re primed to build further support for bid relief after a post-July 4th recess surge resulted in a total of 49 signatures for a Senate sign-on letter.

Home Health Depot pulls trigger

‘We’re in a very good market to sell’

INDIANAPOLIS – With the economy humming and private equity money flowing, Home Health Depot’s Nate Feltman says the time was right to sell the last of the company’s business to Clearwater, Fla.-based Lincare.

Sunset Healthcare to distribute BellaMa products


WALNUT, Calif. – BellaMa, a manufacturer of breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories, has partnered with Sunset Healthcare Solutions to distribute its line of breast bumps to the home medical equipment market.

Supreme Medical partners with IMCO


HOUSTON – Supreme Medical Fulfillment, wholesale distributor of DME and medical supplies, has partnered with IMCO Home Care, a national member service organization of HME providers, pharmacies, VNAs, hospice care and group homes, to offer its purchasing power to members.