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Groups re-energize their marketing efforts

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11/30/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – A group of HME industry advocates convened at VGM’s headquarters in November for a workshop to share best practices for digital marketing and social media consumer-focused campaigns.

M&A: DJO sells, Aeroflow buys

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11/27/2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Colfax Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to buy DJO Global from an investment group led by private equity firm Blackstone for $3.15 billion in cash.

HIPAA compliance: Providers have homework to do

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11/20/2018

WASHINGTON – The finding that zero of the “covered entities” recently audited by the Office of Civil Rights fully complied with HIPAA requirements is a “wake-up call” for HME providers, says Wayne van Halem.

In brief: VGM provides talking points, Viemed shares take hit

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11/20/2018

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has pulled together suggested talking points for providers who plan to comment on CMS’s proposal to include vents in its next round of competitive bidding.

Stakeholders set out to control what they can

Passing H.R. 4229 is unlikely in next few weeks
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11/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Now that the elections are over, industry stakeholders say it’s hard to predict what—if anything—will get done in the lame duck session.

Is industry in buying slump? It’s tough call

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11/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers aren’t necessarily holding off on equipment purchases in the months leading up to Medicare’s any willing provider provision going into effect, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: Philips consolidates manufacturing, ActivStyle drops out of IlliniCare

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11/16/2018

KENNESAW, Ga. – Philips is taking steps to consolidate and transfer manufacturing, R&D operations and related business functions from its facility in Kennesaw, Ga.

The process will continue through the end of 2019, the company says.

Philips marks COPD ‘wins’

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11/15/2018

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips has launched a global awareness campaign to celebrate everyday wins by COPD patients and their providers and caregivers.

In brief: HME champions win re-election, ResMed expands software portfolio

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11/09/2018

WASHINGTON – A number of champions for the HME industry, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., have won their re-election bids in Congress.

HME champions win re-election

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11/07/2018

WASHINGTON – A number of champions for the HME industry, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., have won their re-election bids in Congress.

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