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Moving the HME Industry Forward

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Legislative Advocacy

  • AAHomecare in Action - HME Community Outreach on Bidding Issue is Being Heard on Capitol Hill
    September 26, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC - The HME community’s continued outreach on the bidding program problems for rural providers and patients is being heard on Capitol Hill. Prospects for legislative action remain uncertain before Congress recesses for election season in the next week or so. read more »

  • Focus on What is in Your Control
    September 26, 2016

    COLUMBIA, SC - I will be presenting at Medtrade in Atlanta, Georgia, and I hope to connect with you there. Medtrade is our industry’s largest trade show, and the biggest draw of incredible talent.  It is a time to collaborate and to tap the most brilliant minds in our industry. Where else can you access Medicare representatives, knowledgeable consultants, informed attorneys, and respected peers? The tradeshow is offering nearly 100 different courses in few short days. read more »

  • AAHomecare in Action - UC Health System Frustrated by Competitive Bidding
    September 19, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC - In their comments on CMS’ latest rules proposal covering the bidding program for HME (CMS 1651-P), the University of California Health System reports that hospitals within the UC System continue to see significant problems obtaining DME under the program and urge CMS to carefully evaluate the impacts of the program. read more »

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Billing/Reimbursement

  • Brightree CEO is Cautiously Optimistic
    September 26, 2016

    ATLANTA – While Matt Mellott settles into his new role at the helm of Lawrenceville, Ga-based Brightree (Booth #1745), many HME providers are feeling the effects of continued change. With the help of Brightree’s cloud-based business management software, Mellott’s mission is to help providers deal with that change, and ultimately get beyond survival mode to the realm of real success. read more »

  • Medtrade Exhibitor Spotlight - Rebranding at The Allegiance Group
    September 26, 2016

    OVERLAND PARK, KS - The team at the Allegiance Group (aka A/R Allegiance Group) knew their clients were looking to create more sustainable business practices—for the health of their patients and their organizations. The private-pay patient billing and collections company went to work to complete interviews, surveys and focus groups to take a look at their own practices. They believe the effort paid off in their re-commitment to focus on purpose.
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  • Appealing a Non-Assigned Claim - Designation by Beneficiary
    September 19, 2016

    AMARILLO, TX - As I have discussed in recent Medtrade Monday articles, the DME industry is shifting away from the classic “assignment” model (i.e., the supplier bills and collects from Medicare) to the “non-assigned” model (i.e., the patient pays up-front cash to the supplier and the supplier submits a claim to Medicare on behalf of the patient). read more »

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Rehab/Mobility

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Respiratory/Sleep

  • OSA and the Transportation Industry - Rulemaking Recommendations Take Shape
    August 29, 2016

    WASHINGTON, DC - Sleep apnea rulemaking recommendations from the Medical Review Board (MRB) are in. MRB reviewed comments from medical professionals and associations in preparation for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) and Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA’s) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on obstructive sleep apnea.   read more »

  • 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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Manufacturer/Provider

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General Healthcare

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