HME News

  • AAH responds to recent proposed rule
    HME News Staff

    WASHINGTON – AAHomecare argues that CMS should pay HME providers in competitive bidding areas a higher rate during an upcoming “gap period” in the program, according to comments submitted by the association this week in response to a recent proposed rule.

    AAHomecare recommends...

  • Expect shifts to Medicare’s provider base, poll respondents say
    60% of non-contact suppliers, 33% of contract suppliers say they’re out
    Liz Beaulieu

    YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of non-contract suppliers who responded to a recent HME Newspoll (60%) say they won’t try to pick up Medicare business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

    In a recent proposed rule, CMS...

  • ATP survey paints gray picture
    ‘There are not a lot of ATPs below that 42 age group’
    Liz Beaulieu

    PITTSBURGH – Complex rehab stakeholders need to recruit more ATPs—stat.

    Nearly 25% of the current pool of ATPs could be retired in five years, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the...

  • VGM Fulfillment adds compression to resupply roster
    Liz Beaulieu

    WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Fulfillment is always on the lookout for new ideas to grow its business—and sometimes they come from their provider customers.

    That was the case for the company’s new compression stocking resupply program, which joins the company’s existing CPAP resupply program, says Jeremy...

  • Q&A: Ascensia’s Russ Newsome
    Health apps should be seamless, predictive
    Theresa Flaherty

    PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Ascensia Diabetes Care recently selected the Culinary Coach, a digital solution from U.K.-based Whisk that provides personalized food recommendations to users, as the winner of its Ascensia Diabetes Challenge.

    Ascensia sought digital solutions to support Type 2 diabetes...