LOGAN, Utah (July 7, 2020)—Brandon Birch, CEO of Stander Inc. and Christian Carloni, president of TrustCare AB announced that, effective immediately, Stander will become TrustCare’s exclusive distributor for North America. The partnership will see Stander sell and support TrustCare’s rollators and ancillary products across its own retail network of 30,000+ home medical equipment dealers and pharmacies in the United States and Canada.
RALEIGH, N.C. (July 8, 2020)—North Carolina home medical equipment stakeholders successfully concluded a year-long effort to protect reimbursement rates for Medicaid beneficiaries served through managed care organizations (MCOs) when Gov. Roy Cooper signed comprehensive Medicaid bill SB 808.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (June 30, 2020)—The pandemic has changed the face of home medical equipment retail. From social distancing to your employees needing personal protective equipment, serving your community is more difficult than ever.
VGM recently released a Reopening Guide for HME providers. The reopening guide includes checklists for training employees on proper, hygine, PPE safety, setting up social distancing in your store, and more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2020)—The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) recently met with TRICARE East contractor Humana Military on a range of issues, including implementation of new reimbursement rates authorized by COVID-19 relief legislation, the CARES Act.
WASHINTON, D.C. (June 25, 2020)—AAHomecare has joined 17 other major health care provider organizations seeking to fix a taxation penalty embedded in the CARES Act. Without congressional action, many providers will lose more than a fifth of the grant funds approved by Congress to help health care providers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2020)—As noted last week, HHS opened the application portal for CARES Act relief for Medicaid/CHIP-only providers. The new round of relief is for health care providers who have directly billed their state Medicaid/CHIP programs or Medicaid managed care plans between Jan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 12, 2020)—The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has earmarked $15 billion in relief funding for health care providers serving patients under Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) programs.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (May 29, 2020)—It brings HOMES’ Executive Committee great pleasure to announce that Jason Morin, most recently of Home Care Specialists Inc., based in Haverhill, Massachusettes, is the association’s new president and CEO. He will officially begin this new role June 1st.
TUCKER, Ga. (May 20, 2020)—Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised over $45,000 in its 20th Annual Run Walk ‘n Roll on Saturday, May 9. One of the organization’s main annual fundraisers, this year the family-friendly event was re-imagined as a “virtual” event due to the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2020)—A recent survey of more than 500 home medical equipment suppliers shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is seriously impacting suppliers’ access to products on account of supply chain disruptions and rising prices from manufacturers and distributors.
WATERLOO, Iowa (May 15, 2020)—VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab, and NCART are raising awareness for the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (May 12, 2020)--New York state has arguably been the hardest hit by the novel coronavirus outbreak—and that’s leading to some creativity in the business world.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 12, 2020)—Last week, the DME MACs announced that the certificate of medical necessity (CMN) for oxygen claims will not be required during the public health emergency. This is due to the CMS interim final rule published on April 6 (CMS-1744-IFC) that waived the clinical indication requirements for respiratory NCDs and LCDs. In the new announcement, the DME MACs clarified that the same exemption will apply to external infusion pumps.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic is causing widespread financial distress for individuals, families, companies, and governments across the nation—including state government budgets. Not surprisingly, some states may be considering reducing Medicaid reimbursement rates for HME and other health care segments as one potential avenue to help relieve these unexpected budgetary pressures.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 30, 2020)—The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging health care providers, communities and caregivers to a degree not seen in the last 100 years.
TUCKER, Ga. (April 15 2020)—Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization providing over $10 million annually in home medical equipment (HME) and supplies to those living with disability, has announced a reformatting of its 20th Annual Run Walk ‘n’ Roll (RWnR) into a virtual event. In one of FODAC’s main fundraisers, participants will this year run, walk, or roll at a place of their choosing, away from the crowds on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
AGAWAM, Massachusetts (April 2, 2020)—dmetrain, the employee education expert for medical equipment providers, is offering a free training course on COVID-19.
The course, which is available online here, will be updated about weekly to stay up with the quickly evolving public health crisis.