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.

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. 

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. (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.

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.