Congressional Support Expands for Removing Vents from Bid
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2019)—U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana plans to lead a Senate sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to reverse course on the decision to add non-invasive vents (NIVs) to...
Comcast Eyes Remote Patient Monitoring
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 23, 2019)—Comcast is rumored to be getting into remote patient monitoring, according to a report published on CNBC. Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC. A...
Axxess Expands Network to Florida
DALLAS (May 23, 2019)—AxxessCARE, a scheduling and staffing solution, is now available for home health care providers in Florida. Created by Axxess, a home health care technology company, AxxessCARE...
Using Data to Lower Health Care Costs
BALTIMORE and PLEASANTON, Cali. (May 22, 2019)—Insightin Health has announced a new solution expected to help lower the cost of health care for health plans, providers and consumers by creating...
Representatives Seek to Remove Ventilators from Competitive Bidding Program
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2019)—Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are leading a Congressional sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to reverse course on their recent decision to add...
CMS Updates Competitive Bidding Webinars, Adds Additional Date
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added a fourth webcast to its education program by splitting the previously announced “Registering and...
GEMCO Medical Receives Accreditation
HUDSON, Ohio (May 21, 2019)—GEMCO Medical, a national medical supply wholesale distribution facility and logistics provider, has been awarded the prestigious VAWD accreditation by the National...
ResMed Explores PAP Compliance in New Study
DALLAS (May 21, 2019)—ResMed revealed several demographic and clinical factors affect adherence to PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy, according to a study it presented at the American Thoracic...
Parentgiving Launches Incontinence Product Line
MONTCLAIR, N.J. (May 15, 2019)—Parentgiving Inc., a retailer of caregiving products for the aging, has entered into a sample production and sample fulfillment agreement with Harbor House of...
Rural Relief Bill Introduced in House
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2019)—Wednesday, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) introduced the Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2019 (...
Industry Leaders Offer Praise to CMS for Extended Bidding Window
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2019)—A group of industry trade organizations is commending the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for releasing detailed guidance describing how bidders’...
Best Life Brands Adds to Executive Team
DETROIT (May 16, 2019)—Best Life Brands, a multi-brand platform company uniting ComForCare, At Your Side, CarePatrol and all future acquisitions to serve individuals along the continuum of care, has...
VGM Opens Heartland Conference to Non-Members
WATERLOO, Iowa (May 15, 2019)—VGM has announced that all home medical equipment providers are now invited to its Heartland Conference, which takes place June 10-12, 2019. This marks the first time...
Study Highlights State Challenges with Senior Health
Updated May 16, 2019, with quotes from United HealthCare. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 15, 2019)—Young seniors—those ages 65 to 74—are reporting better health than they were 15 years ago but are also...
Survey Reveals Struggles of Nation's Family Caregivers
BALTIMORE (May 15, 2019)—May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Senior Helpers, a provider of in-home senior care services, has released the findings of a 1,000-person survey that highlights the...