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Bachenheimer on the good fight

‘This industry has so much potential,’ says long-time industry advocate
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03/30/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Cara Bachenheimer has a new gig that allows her to double-down on her efforts advocating for the HME industry.

In brief: Amazon wants to disrupt health care, VGM helps protect sleep contract

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03/30/2018

BOSTON – DME is one of five possible points of entry for Amazon to dominate the healthcare market, according to a new report from global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting.

In brief: Noridian named new SMRC contractor, Bachenheimer opens DC office for Brown & Fortunato

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03/23/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS.

Omnibus bill moves forward without H.R. 4229

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03/22/2018

WASHINGTON – Despite support from key committees of jurisdiction in Congress, the omnibus bill does not contain language providing relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders pitch bid reform

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03/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other key lawmakers last week to make their case for including language from H.R. 4229 in an omnibus spending bill.

M&A heats up, but at what cost?

‘There is little choice for ‘hometown’ DMEs but to sell’
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03/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (67%) agree that 2018 will be a “hot” year for mergers and acquisitions in the HME industry.

In brief: NSM enters Pine Tree State, Cure Medical expands

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03/16/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has opened a branch in Bangor, Maine—its first in the state, it announced last week. The provider also plans to open a branch in Portland this spring.

Stakeholders press for inclusion in spending package

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03/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing to get HME-related provisions into an omnibus spending bill.

In brief: AAH pulls out all the stops; Cigna, Express Scripts plan merger

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03/09/2018

WASHINGTON – With it “increasingly possible” that a competitive bidding-related interim final rule may never be finalized by the Office of Management and Budget, AAHomecare is stepping on the gas on H.R. 4229.

AAH: Pulls out all the stops for H.R. 4229

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03/08/2018

WASHINGTON – With it “increasingly possible” that a competitive bidding-related interim final rule may never be finalized by the Office of Management and Budget, AAHomecare is stepping on the gas on H.R. 4229.

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