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VGM hosts bid eval webcast

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12/06/2019

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group’s Mark Higley and Ronda Buhrmester are hosting a webcast on Dec. 22 on the preliminary bid evaluation (PBE) notices that providers received Dec. 3.

Gov’t in line for large recovery, OIG says

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12/04/2019

WASHINGTON – Taxpayers could see nearly $5.9 billion that has been misspent on healthcare services returned to the government, according to The Office of Inspector General in its Semiannual Report to Congress published this week.

Fisher & Paykel reports growth

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12/03/2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported net profit after tax of $121.2 million for the six months ended Sept. 30, representing 24% growth.

The company reported operating revenue of $570.9 million, representing 12% growth.

Invacare to close facility in Germany

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12/03/2019

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare will close its production and distribution facility in Porta Westfalica, Germany, at the end of 2020, a move that will affect about 240 associates, according to a Form 8-K that the company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov.

McKesson puts the partnership in payer relations

‘I saw them putting their swords down and saying how do we work on this together’ Jeff Bowman says of the company’s provider roundtables
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11/27/2019

ROCK HILL, S.C. – McKesson recently hosted its fifth provider roundtable in Rock Hill, S.C., to discuss the importance of payer relations on the HME industry’s future.

Stakeholders spotlight flaws in PMD repair process

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11/27/2019

WASHINGTON – An upcoming review of PMD repairs by the Office of Inspector General raises the stakes for providers who are already grappling with a requirement that doesn’t always match every day realities.

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HME NewsPoll December 2019

Payers are increasingly using third-party administrators to coordinate DME for their members, despite numerous concerns from industry stakeholders. Sleep Solutions in Michigan, for example, sent out an alert to its customers who are BCBS PPO members that the insurer has hired Northwood, a TPA, to manage their DME needs.