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Rick’s Medical Supply makes acquisition


ROSEBURG, Ore. – Rick’s Medical Supply will acquire Douglas Medical Equipment Supply effective Aug. 1, according to local news reports.

CMS upends competitive bidding

Agency pauses program with plans to implement significant changes, including some that stem from industry recommendations

WASHINGTON – All Medicare-enrolled HME providers are back in business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

Senior Needs eases access issues

‘People are struggling to get this equipment’

MARYSVILLE, Tenn. – Timothy Hollis, who works in business development for Home Instead Senior Care in Marysville, Tenn., and its owner, David Kiger, recently launched Senior Needs to provide HME and supplies free of charge.

FODAC expands outreach


TUCKER, Ga. – Friends of Disabled Adults and Children and Goodwill North Georgia are partnering to collect, repair and redistribute home medical equipment and assistive technology through a 2018 Collaborative Innovation Grant from the Home Depot Foundation.

Proposed rule: Current bid contracts won’t be extended

Rule also proposes adjustments to fee schedule methodology, establish separate payment class for oxygen

WASHINGTON – A proposed rule released today seeks to make changes to the Medicare fee schedule and the competitive bidding program.

Relaxed Stark Law: Could it result in increased efficiency but decreased competition?


WASHINGTON – A more relaxed Stark Law could be a double-edged sword for HME providers, says healthcare attorney Jeff Baird.

Retail spurs growth at AZ MediQuip

Provider has increased retail sales by 1,500% since 2011

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – AZ MediQuip recently moved its Scottsdale store one-quarter mile down the road, growing its showroom from 2,500 to 3,700 square feet, and its warehouse from 2,000 to a whopping 13,000 square feet.  

Med Mart takes its showroom to the customer


CINCINNATI, Ohio – Med Mart’s new “virtual showroom” live demo program is bridging the gap between online shopping and traditional retail.

Newspoll: Providers reconsidering credit card policy


YARMOUTH, Maine – Fewer than half (36%) of providers say they keep a credit card on file for customers but that may be changing, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

VGM, HME News join forces on benchmarking survey


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group and HME News have partnered to administer one HME Financial Benchmarking Survey, rather than two separate surveys.