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AARC readies to lobby

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04/03/2019

WASHINGTON – Members of the American Association for Respiratory Care will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on April 9 to seek support for the BREATHE Act.

PFQC launches consumer survey

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04/02/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched a survey for Medicare beneficiaries and family caregivers to measure their experiences getting durable medical equipment and supplies.

New Hampshire: Granite State providers seek changes to Medicaid managed care

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04/01/2019

CONCORD, N.H. – HOMES is trying to get out ahead of the next round of Medicaid managed care contracts in New Hampshire and incorporate protections for HME providers.

David Chandler on MCOs: ‘We need to transform school of thought’

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04/01/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will grow its payer relations team in April to include David Chandler as its director of payer relations.

Road to Round 2021: New calculator highlights ‘bid ceiling,’ comparisons

Stakeholders say it’s more robust than CMS’s calculator
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03/29/2019

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders have updated an industry website dedicated to competitive bidding information with a calculator to help HME providers formulate their bids for the next round of the Medicare program.

In brief: Lincare has bought Southwest provider, Xealth receives investment from Philips, ResMed

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03/29/2019

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lincare Holdings, a subsidiary of Linde Group of Germany, has acquired Preferred Homecare/Lifecare Solutions, a portfolio company of Beecken Petty O’Keefe of Chicago, according to PE Hub Healthcare.

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.

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