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CVS and CPAP: HME providers are bullish—on themselves

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03/22/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – Seventy percent of HME providers expect their customers to stay loyal to them, despite CVS offering CPAP masks in its HealthHub concept stores.

In brief: CRT bill heads to governor’s desk, Roche sues pharmacy network

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03/22/2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

Study: US oxygen fatalities far outnumber those in England

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03/22/2019

LONDON – Home oxygen fatalities in the US are nearly twenty times than in England, according to new research from BPR, a medical gas specialist.

Round 2021: Timeline, categories vex stakeholders

Legislation to carve out vents expected to be introduced
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03/15/2019

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

In brief: BioScrip, Option Care to merge; Aeroflow launches CBD division

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03/15/2019

DENVER – BioScrip and Option Care Enterprises, two of the largest independent providers of home infusion therapy services, have entered into a definitive merger agreement, the companies announced on March 15.

Vents, braces in for Round 2021

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03/11/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS on Thursday afternoon announced its plans for Round 2021 of its competitive bidding program, including 16 product categories.

In brief: Law firm sues Inogen, NSM expands footprint

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03/08/2019

SAN DIEGO – Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd has filed a class action lawsuit against Inogen on behalf of purchasers of the company’s stock between Nov. 8, 2017, and Feb. 26, 2019.

Stakeholders work to line up legislation

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working to get a bill to provide additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in time for the Washington Legislative Conference in May.

Documentation lookup enters testing phase

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03/01/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare’s documentation lookup service is moving ahead into various testing phases, according to CMS and other officials on a recent Special Open Door Forum.

In brief: Insulet hits milestone, NCART launches MCO survey

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03/01/2019

ACTON, Mass. – Insulet Corp. has reported net income of $9.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to a net loss of $6.9 million for the same period in 2017.

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