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Moving the HME Industry Forward

Latest News

Legislative Advocacy

  • Legislative Conference - Building the Future of HME
    May 29, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - The message was clear at last week’s 2017 Washington Legislative Conference – change is needed now. The strong presence of providers and manufacturers on Capitol Hill drove home the message that the HME industry remains committed to furnishing essential and literally life-saving products and services to patients. But HME advocates are also making it clear to Congress that unsustainable reimbursement rates and other policy changes are threatening providers and patients alike. read more »

  • Industry Support Sought for Congressional Sign-on Letter on HME Policy Priorities
    May 22, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - Rep Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash) [pictured] released a Congressional sign-on letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma today asking them to use their authority to make significant changes to HME policy. read more »

  • Clinician Video Highlights Problems with Competitive Bidding
    May 22, 2017

    WASHINGTON, DC - If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the power of a video. For years, clinicians and case managers have struggled to coordinate care for their Medicare patients who require home medical equipment, services, and supplies under the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP). read more »

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Billing/Reimbursement

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 3
    May 22, 2017

    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. read more »

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions - Part 2
    May 15, 2017

    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. read more »

  • Billing Non-Assigned - Frequently Asked Questions
    May 08, 2017

    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. read more »

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Rehab/Mobility

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Manufacturer/Provider

  • Invacare Preps for Long Term Growth After Latest Results Report
    May 15, 2017

    ELYRIA, OH – Medtrade exhibitor Invacare Corp announced results last week for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. After another quarter of progress on the company’s planned transformation, reported net sales decreased 10.0% to $231.7 million, or 4.4% on a constant currency basis, excluding the impact of the third quarter 2016 divestiture of Garden City Medical Inc. read more »

  • New Exhibitors, New Products at Medtrade
    May 08, 2017

    ATLANTA – New exhibitors are joining familiar names as exhibitors sign on to Medtrade, scheduled for Oct 23-26, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “Attendees want new products on the show floor,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade. “We are attracting those companies—small, medium, and large—and there are more to come.”  read more »

  • Booth Sales on Track
    April 24, 2017

    ATLANTA – Six months from the start of Medtrade, Kevin Gaffney, group show director, reports that booth sales are “on track” for the show, scheduled for Oct 23-26, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. read more »

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General Healthcare

  • Georgia - The Latest Brick and Mortar State
    May 29, 2017

    AMARILLO, TX - Most states require a DME supplier to have some type of license. This requirement is imposed on the supplier located within the state, as well as the out-of-state supplier shipping into the state. A few states (e.g., Tennessee, Colorado) require the DME supplier to have a "brick and mortar" presence in the state before a license will be issued to the supplier. The latest state to impose such a "brick and mortar" requirement is Georgia. read more »

  • Praise for Medtrade Changes
    May 29, 2017

    ATLANTA – After reviewing many comments from exhibitors and attendees, Medtrade officials made some headline-grabbing changes last week. Longer panel discussions, for example, will allow for more in-depth learning to help attendees get maximum educational value. Exhibitor hours will now be 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (day two) and Wednesday (day three), and the show will end with a reception (on the show floor) on Wednesday evening. read more »

  • Medtrade Evolution Continues
    May 22, 2017

    ATLANTA – After reviewing many comments from exhibitors and attendees, Medtrade officials are making changes. Longer panel discussions, for example, will allow for more in-depth learning to help attendees get maximum educational value. “We wanted to create more opportunity for real conversation and real relationship-building, along with appropriate educational time and expo time,” said Anna McDevitt, CEO of Lab Tactical, and a member of the Medtrade educational advisory board (EAB). read more »

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