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In brief: Arcadia, Amazon launch Choice; Apria goes nat’l with Medela

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11/02/2018

SEATTLE – Arcadia Group has launched an Amazon-exclusive brand of consumer-use medical devices for diabetes and hypertension management.

CMS sticks with ‘flawed’ pricing during gap period

‘Suppliers can’t wait for the more sustainable rates that we expect from future rounds of an improved bidding program. They need relief now,’ says AAH’s Tom Ryan
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11/02/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS appears to have done little to change its competitive bidding-related rule from the time it was proposed in July until it was finalized on Nov. 1.

CMS releases final bid-related rule

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has released the anxiously awaited DMEPOS/ESRD Final Rule—without increasing payment amounts in former competitive bidding areas during the gap period.

Jurisdictions A and B: Phone demo is coming your way

Be on the lookout for correspondence from C2C Innovative Solutions, with demonstration in subject line
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10/26/2018

WASHINGTON – Christmas has come early for HME providers who have disputed Medicare claims.

Documentation lookup effort takes shape

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10/26/2018

WASHINGTON – A new initiative underway at CMS would make it easier for healthcare providers to look up documentation requirements, agency officials said during an Oct. 23 Special Open Door Forum.

In brief: Parachute teams with Brightree, ResMed wins in court

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10/26/2018

NEW YORK and ATLANTA ­– Parachute Health’s e-prescribing platform will be integrated into Brightree’s cloud-based software, improving the ordering and fulfillment process for HME providers, the two companies say.

CMS expands phone demo

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10/23/2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – CMS will expand a demonstration project that allows HME providers to speak with reconsideration professionals by phone to try and resolve their cases to jurisdictions A and B on Nov. 1.

Homecare Champion speaks on behalf of tiny state and resonates in larger industry

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10/19/2018

BARBOURSVILLE, West Va. – Regina Gillispie was already a 20-year veteran of the HME industry when parts of her rural service area were combined with the Ashland, Ky., MSA in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

In brief: Medtrade wraps up, new bid resource debuts

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10/19/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

Medtrade wrap-up: Winning products, winning event and one big winner

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10/18/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

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