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Round 2021: CMS grants bond allowance

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03/17/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS is allowing providers to submit surety bond riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds to make sure they meet Round 2021 requirements.

In brief: Providers deploy precautions, infusion bills introduced

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03/13/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have begun taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees, patients and their communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: AAH seeks HME-specific guidance

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03/11/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to relax Medicare requirements for chronic lung disease to better facilitate home oxygen therapy during the coronavirus outbreak.

In brief: KabaFusion buys Lincare’s home infusion biz, Knueppel Healthcare to close

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03/06/2020

CERRITOS, Calif. – KabaFusion has acquired the home infusion assets of Lincare, expanding its footprint to 28 specialty pharmacies.

AAH fuels state advocacy efforts

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03/03/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a toolkit for leaders at state and regional HME associations to use in their advocacy efforts.

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.

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