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In brief: Rowheels ‘redefines’ distribution channel, Heartland registration opens

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02/28/2020

MADISON, Wis. – Rowheels has launched RehabPulse.com, an online marketplace for rehab equipment from the top manufacturers and brands.

van Halem Group, Ossur partner to improve O&P documentation

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02/26/2020

ATLANTA – The van Halem Group will provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeal services for custom orthotics and prosthetics provided by Ossur’s customers.

Industry on president’s budget: ‘It sounds a little more like a plan’

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02/21/2020

WASHINGTON – Although a proposal to expand Medicare’s competitive bidding program to rural areas also appeared in the president’s budget last year, new details have raised eyebrows, say industry stakeholders.

Providers retool their communication skills

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02/21/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – A majority of HME providers (70%) plan to shake up their patient engagement efforts in 2020 to incorporate new technology, according to the most recent HME Newspoll.

Medicaid block grants: Make HME part of conversation, says Laura Williard

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02/14/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS in late January took a formal step toward so-called Medicaid block grants with Healthy Adult Opportunity, a pathway for states to receive capped federal funds to deliver and pay for healthcare services for able-bodied adult recipients un

In brief: President’s budget includes DME provisions, L codes up for prior auth

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02/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget includes provisions that could impact the HME industry, including a proposal to expand competitive bidding to other geographic areas.

President’s 2021 budget includes DME-related provisions

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02/13/2020

WASHINGTON – The President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget includes provisions that could impact the HME industry, including a proposal to expand competitive bidding to other geographic areas.

Certain L codes up for prior authorization

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02/11/2020

ATLANTA – CMS plans to update the Federal Register today to add certain L codes to the prior authorization list for DMEPOS, according to the van Halem Group.

Providers hold back on e-prescribing

But convenience is starting to trump cost, other challenges
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02/06/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – There’s a lot of runway for the adoption of e-prescribing, according to a recent HME Newspoll.

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