HME News

  • Mulvaney on IFR: We hear you
    HME News Staff

    WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

  • CMS revisits templates
    HME News Staff

    WASHINGTON – CMS will once again hold a Special Open Door Forum on templates and clinical data elements for respiratory related items this Thursday at 3 p.m. EST.

    The agency says the purpose of the forum is to allow physicians, provider and supplier professional...

  • Poll respondents have high hopes for e-technology
    Despite increase in interest, stumbling blocks remain
    Liz Beaulieu

    YARMOUTH, Maine – Electronic ordering and documentation have dominated the headlines in recent weeks, and it’s about time, say the respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

    AAHomecare recently announced that it would be researching e-prescribing platforms to recommend the...

  • Compass Health gets aggressive
    Liz Beaulieu

    MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – With four acquisitions under its belt, Compass Health Brands is now in full-on sales mode.

    The company, a merger of Carex Health Brands and Roscoe Medical, has hired four new people to lead its sales efforts: Greg Zenko as senior vice president...

  • Rotech agrees to pay $9.68M, signs $185M credit agreement
    HME News Staff

    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Rotech Healthcare has agreed to pay $9.68 million for submitting false claims for portable oxygen contents to Medicare, according to an April 12 press release from the Department of Justice.

    As part of the settlement, Rotech admitted to billing portable oxygen contents...