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When pursuing his PhD, Ken Dupin studied countries around the world and found they focus more on care in the home for their aging relatives and less on nursing homes. Dupin's research inspired him to... Read more >
A persistent obesity problem in America all but guarantees a growing need for bariatric equipment designed to support morbidly obese individuals. The question is, how can home medical equipment... Read more >
EZ-Access/Storage Scooter & Power Chair Pack durable water-resistant nylon pack; privacy compartments mesh sleeves for easy slip over the back of seat carrying handle for use as a portable tote... Read more >
BALTIMORE — In a list-serv message sent this morning, CMS' Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor notified providers that registration is now open for the Round 1 rebid of the DMEPOS... Read more >
BALTIMORE — In a list-serv message this afternoon, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the following timeline for the Round 1 rebid of Medicare's DMEPOS competitive... Read more >
“We have met the enemy, and he is us.” — Pogo, 1971 Earlier this month, Invacare CEO Mal Mixon reminded a bunch of us press folk of this famous quote from Walt Kelly's legendary... Read more >
Every year, 700,000 people in the United States are confronted by new or recurrent strokes, and many have to relearn everyday tasks. Professors and students from the University of Texas at Austin and... Read more >
It's been 16 years since Congress passed the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Bill. In that time, home care providers have helped a lot of seniors and made a profit, a win-win in today's battered HME market... Read more >
Universally acknowledged, hyped and anticipated, the demographic group known as the baby boomers is out there, and sellers of orthopedic soft goods are eagerly awaiting their arrival. If you happen... Read more >
The wound care market is in the spotlight, and it is no wonder. The cost of treating wounds is on the rise and is a significant portion of health care expenses. According to a new report by Epicom... Read more >
Altimate Medical/Stander EasyStand Bantam new design positioning beneficial for children who have flexible or fixed contractures because they can start standing supine with hip/knee flexion or an... Read more >
Accelerated Care Plus/Electrotherapy Omnistim FX2 Portable multi-modality portable device dual-channel system offers pre-set parameters that can be adjusted to address a variety of conditions and... Read more >
Ironically, CMS marked the first anniversary of its short-lived competitive bidding run last year by proposing a claims process under which Round 1 bid winners could file for damages. As the program... Read more >
BALTIMORE--A tentative timeline for competitive bidding shows Round One, scheduled to be rebid this year, will not be implemented until January 2011.   The timeline, released earlier today... Read more >
We all realize federal legislators and regulators seem to think this industry is full of crooks, and that perception colors much of how HME providers are treated by Congress and CMS. Operation... Read more >