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HME Woman of the year finalists announced


WATERLOO, Iowa – Four finalists have been selected for the 2018 HME Woman of the Year, VGM has announced.

The finalists, chosen from 39 nominations, are:

Friday deadline looms: Contact your rep, AAH says


WASHINGTON – Forty members of the House of Representatives have so far agreed to add their names to a sign-on letter that makes the case for additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, AAHomecare reports.

Aeratech Medical named top HME provider

Miller’s and Respiratory Services of Western New York tie for second place

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Medina, Ohio-based Aeratech Medical has been named the first-place winner of the HME Excellence Awards.

van Halem: ‘Aggressive’ UPICs take over


ATLANTA – It’s time for HME providers to reacquaint themselves with the Unified Program Integrity Contractors, or UPICs, says Wayne van Halem.

Providers draw line in sand, according to poll

‘After 40 years in this field, I never thought I would see this happen,’ wrote one respondent

YARMOUTH, Maine – A large majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (69%) say they won’t buy products from manufacturers that are selling direct to consumers.

In brief: Lawmakers push for additional bid relief, Gillispie named Homecare Champion


WASHINGTON – HME industry champion Cathy McMorris Rodgers has released a congressional sign-on letter to CMS, HHS and OMB

Lawmakers push for additional bid relief


WASHINGTON – HME industry champion Cathy McMorris Rodgers has released a congressional sign-on letter to CMS, HHS and OMB asking for additional relief for HME as part of the proposed rule currently under consideration, according to AAHomecare.

Proposed rule lifts unnecessary regulations, CMS says


WASHINGTON – CMS released a proposed rule yesterday aimed at removing unnecessary, obsolete or excessively burdensome Medicare compliance requirements.

Stark, Baird on post-Jan. 1

They address referral source re-education, capped rental conundrums, and outdated agreements

YARMOUTH, Maine – The Medicare landscape could look very different on Jan. 1, 2019, but industry watchers don’t expect any knee-jerk reactions from HME providers.

State news: Illinois targets MCOs, Minnesota gets approval from judge


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Proponents say a bill in the Illinois House of Representatives that would address reimbursement cuts for home medical equipment and supplies is critical as more and more payers offer below-Medicaid rates.