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Billing/Reimbursement

  • Responding to Medicare Cuts - Part 4 of 4
    August 22, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. The DME industry is caught in a “perfect storm.” read more »

  • Responding to Medicare Cuts - Part 3 of 4 Part Series
    August 15, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. The DME industry is caught in a “perfect storm.” read more »

  • Responding to Medicare Cuts - Part 2 of 4
    August 08, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - The DME industry, as we know it today, has been around for about 40 years. It is a young industry. For the first 30 years of its existence, there was little government oversight on the DME industry. This has changed. Over the last 10 years, it feels like the government is making up for lost time. The DME industry is caught in a “perfect storm.” read more »

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Rehab/Mobility

  • Eight Hour Mission Possible Set for Oct 31 at Medtrade 2016
    August 08, 2016

    ATLANTA – Officials at The VGM Group are encouraging Medtrade attendees to “accept the mission and arm yourself with the necessary knowledge and resources to ensure you will receive timely and accurate reimbursement for qualified customers of mobility and respiratory products.” read more »

  • Medtrade 2016 - United States Power Soccer Returns to the Show Floor
    July 04, 2016

    ATLANTA – The United States Power Soccer Association (USPSA – www.powersoccerusa.net) will once again  play at least one demonstration game right on the Medtrade Show Floor at the Georgia World Congress Center. Game times are still to be determined, so keep watching Medtrade Monday for more information.   read more »

  • CRT - Educate and Advocate in Washington, DC
    June 20, 2016

    EAST AMHERST, NY - When it comes to taking the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) message to Congress, there is no better opportunity than coming to Washington and delivering it in person—and this is a critical year.  
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Respiratory/Sleep

  • Revenue Up at ResMed
    August 01, 2016

    SAN DIEGO – ResMed (Booth #1511 at Medtrade 2016) revenue for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 was $518.6 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period last year, or a 15% increase on a constant currency basis. Excluding the contribution from the Brightree acquisition, revenue for the quarter was $489.7 million, an 8% increase.     read more »

  • Pressures Mount in Sleep Market, but Growth Still Predicted
    July 11, 2016

    NEW YORK – According to an article in HME News (reprinted here with permission), HME providers report sleep patient volume is still growing, but not as much as in the past.
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  • Truckers Report Dramatic Improvement with CPAP
    May 30, 2016

    ARLINGTON, VA - The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released results of its sleep apnea survey last week. The report highlights a number of issues related to truck driver screening and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). read more »

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Manufacturer/Provider

  • Call for Entries - Innovative HME Retail Product Awards at Medtrade are BACK
    August 22, 2016

    ATLANTA - The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine, are back and looking for HME products that are particularly suited for retailing/caretailing.
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  • Medtrade Exhibitor Spotlight - Contour Products Inc Offers Caretailing Opportunities
    August 22, 2016

    ATLANTA – After exhibiting at Medtrade for the past 15 years, officials at Contour Products Inc have seen the changes and challenges faced by HME providers. During a time of decreasing reimbursements, products from the Charlotte, NC-based company can help providers succeed with accessories that are tailor-made for the growing sleep disorders market. read more »

  • CDME in Spotlight at Medtrade
    August 15, 2016

    ATLANTA – A six-hour workshop on day one of Medtrade 2016 aims to help providers and their employees gain a crucial competitive advantage. In An Introduction to the Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME), speakers Jeff Hedges, CDME, Michelle Yoon (pictured, left), credentialing manager at the Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), and Cynthia Tolson, business development manager at BOC, will prepare attendees to attain their CDME distinction and provide a detailed overview of the CDME certification program. read more »

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General Healthcare

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