WATERLOO, IOWA, (February 4, 2016)—VGM & Associates has launched the 2016 HME Business Playbook, a 26-page resource created specifically for the HME industry.   The playbook includes...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 29, 2015)—CMS finalized the rule to implement Prior Authorization for general DMEPOS items. The final rule was published on December 29th. The proposed rule, published in...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 18, 2015)—Under a rare procedure to get a bill quickly considered by Congress, the The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (S. 2425) was passed by both the...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 2, 2015)—A new study focusing on health outcomes for patients subject to the competitive bidding program using diabetic testing products finds that the program led to...
As the national competitive bidding rollout approaches, many HME providers are looking toward a more diversified payer mix
Facing the Health Care Challenge
What's ahead for the industry and how can you prepare?
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 6, 2015)—Providers have been anxious to see the final rates for the national pricing rollout scheduled to begin January 1, 2016. CMS posted the first of the preliminary files...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 30, 2015)—Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) continues to seek co-sponsors for H.R. 3229, legislation to protect access to complex rehab wheelchair accessories by preventing...
ATLANTA (September 28, 2015)—After more than a decade speaking at Medtrade, Andrea Stark knows how to hone her message for a knowledge-packed educational session. During this year’s Medtrade,...
WATERLOO, IOWA (September 29, 2015)—U.S. Rehab and other industry stakeholders have mounted a campaign to get 100,000 signatures on a petition to reverse CMS’s plans to apply competitive bidding...
Congress is currently on its annual summer recess. This provides a great opportunity to schedule a local office meeting or, better yet, a site visit to your company to educate them on the challenges...
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. is rebranding itself as Florida Blue. The name, a logo and tagline – “In the pursuit of health” – were announced last week. The...