Albany, N.Y. In December, the New York State Department of Health implemented a new procedure for billing Medicaid for Medicare co-insurance and deductible
An independent coalition of advocates has formed to address specific issues in the home medical equipment industry's high-end rehabilitation sector. The
Respironics/CPAP System Remstar Plus now available with C-Flex breathing monitor breathing monitor tracks patient's breathing to lower the amount of pressure
They are everywhere. You meet them in hospital halls, at the community health fair, sitting in the doctor's office and in the rehab center. They make
Washington During his State of the Union address Jan. 20, President Bush called on Congress to help control health care costs and, at the same time, extend
Lake Forest, Calif. To accommodate the growing sleep apnea market, Apria Healthcare has extended its purchasing relationship with Murrysville, Pa.-based
Abbott Park, Ill. Abbott Laboratories will acquire diabetes test-maker TheraSense Inc., which manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose self-monitoring systems,
Medtrade Spring is set to open next month in Las Vegas, and show producers say this edition of the buying and networking expo a more intimate version
If ever the home medical equipment industry needed a modern-day fable of how to succeed in the face of competition and corporate takeovers, now is the
In early December, the durable medical equipment regional carriers posted Web bulletins clarifying existing Medicare coverage policy for motorized wheelchairs
The ROPE (Rule Overload Prevention and Elimination) system reduces rule overload while improving profitability and operational efficiency. Complying with
Washington In response to the policy clarification on power wheelchairs issued in December by the four DMERCs, industry stakeholders continue their opposition
Deerfield, Ill. Walgreens Health Initiatives, through Walgreens Home Care Inc., has acquired selected assets of All Care Medical Supply and Interactive
Sacramento, Calif. Citing potential beneficiary access problems, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in December blocking provider cuts to
Over the last few years, the only thing more elusive than adequate funding for rehabilitation products and services has been an objective and comprehensive
America's weight gain has meant bigger wheelchairs and bigger beds in the home care market, along with bigger profits for manufacturers and providers
If the DMERCs were to audit your K0011s (motorized wheelchair with programmable controls) and/or your E1230s (power operated vehicles/scooters), would