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MedCare expands in central Pennsylvania


GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Co. has partnered with UPMC Pinnacle to open MedCare Susquehanna Valley LLC in Mechanicsburg, Pa. The new company will provide respiratory and other home medical equipment to patients in the central Pennsylvania area.

Round 2019: Plenty of questions, still no answers

‘I need to decide what my next move is,’ says one contract provider

WASHINGTON – With only seven months to go until the current competitive bidding contracts expire across the country, HME providers are getting antsy for information on Round 2019.

Grand theft HME

Brazen pair makes off with thousands in equipment

AUSTIN, Texas – Provider Nick Murphey had a rude awakening recently, when he learned that two thieves had stolen a trailer containing tens of thousands of dollars in home medical equipment from his business.

Aeroflow earns local honor


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare has received the Asheville Area of Commerce Sky High Growth Award. The award is given to 28 local businesses in recognition of their contribution to the local economy.

AvaCare Medical introduces purchase order option


LAKEWOOD, N.J. – AvaCare Medical is making it easier for hospitals and nursing homes to buy DME now and pay later thanks to its new online purchase order system.

AAHomecare plans response to tariff proposal


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to submit comments to the U.S. Trade Representative in response to a proposed tariff of 25% on medical equipment from China. The association and representatives from several manufacturer members have met to discuss the response.

Rotech signs $185M credit agreement


ORLANDO, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has obtained a $185 million credit facility to “continue (its) growth strategies.”

Regulatory updates: Low volume appeals, prior auths


CMS will be accepting expressions of interest for low volume appeals from April 12-June 8, 2018, for all NPIs. An EOI must be submitted for each NPI.

Medtrade Spring 2018: What's the buzz?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

As a reporter, I’m the one used to asking the questions. At this year’s Medtrade Spring show I found myself on the receiving end many times.

Omnibus bill moves forward without H.R. 4229


WASHINGTON – Despite support from key committees of jurisdiction in Congress, the omnibus bill does not contain language providing relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.