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Pay attention to bid calculators, say poll respondents


YARMOUTH, Maine – Nearly 80% of the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they have used or plan to use new bid calculators developed by industry stakeholders to help them formulate their bids for Round 2021.

Orbit shifts operations to Aurora


AURORA, Ill. – Orbit Medical has leased 15,233 square feet of office and industrial space in Aurora, Ill., relocating its operations there from Naperville, Ill., according to local news reports.

Five safe bets at Medtrade Spring


LAS VEGAS – The proverbial “good old days” may indeed be gone, but the good new days may well be around the corner. For providers who have rejected nostalgia, Medtrade Spring has long represented the promise of a fresh new season.

ATLAS-RPM makes debut


LAS VEGAS – ATLAS Software, an integrated software that combines enterprise resource planning with customer relationship management for complex rehab and HME providers, has launched ATLAS-RPM, a professional services group.

Impact of gap period? Too early to tell in most areas


YARMOUTH, Maine – What has been the impact of a two-year gap between competitive bidding contracts? It all depends who you ask.

Prochant launches metrics white paper


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Prochant, a provider of HME billing and outsourcing services, has released a white paper, “Are You Tracking the Right Metrics?” to help providers track metrics that are critical to success.

Spring has sprung and the stories are blooming

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The latest news cycle certainly kicked off with a bang! First, the latest update on the competitive bidding program, which features an aggressive timeline and added certain orthotics and non-invasive vents (vents! I tell ya!).

Mass: Medicaid to audit providers


BOSTON – MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program, has begun auditing HME providers.

MAMES seeks board members


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

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