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MAMES highlights awards, changes


OMAHA, Neb. – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services announced its “Above and Beyond Award” winners at its Spring Excellence in HME Convention & Exhibition, April 26-28.

In brief: Remote monitoring spikes in 2016, CMS nominee faces Senate committee


GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The number of remotely monitored patients, including CPAP patients, grew by 44% to 7.1 million in 2016, according a new report from Berg Insight.

MAMES adopts Wisconsin


STILLWATER, Minn. – The Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services will extend its geographical coverage to Wisconsin starting March 1.

MAMES announces Above & Beyond Winner


STILLWATER, Minn. – Kay Johnson, owner of Midwest Medical Services in Watertown, S.D., has been named the 2016 MAMES Above and Beyond Award winner. The award is given to MAMES members who go “above and beyond” in the fight to protect access to quality care.

Missouri providers meet senator


PERRYVILLE, Mo. – Provider Patrick Naeger hosted a meeting with Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Aug. 12. Naeger is executive vice president of Healthcare Equipment & Supply Co., and president of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services.

Bid legislation to provide breathing room

‘It’s not as dramatic a cut so quickly,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press. 

Short Takes: NMEDA, MAMES


The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is sponsoring the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month contest.

Minnesota: Bills seek permanent fix


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that seek to unlink Medicaid pricing from competitive bid pricing.

Midwest Medical hosts Sen. Thune


WATERTOWN, S.D. – Midwest Medical, a member of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services, hosted a meeting with Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., on Feb. 19 to discuss concerns over the impact of competitive bidding in rural areas.

Iowa: MAMES considers licensure requirement


COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services (MAMES) has created a task force to develop state licensure language for Iowa to protect local businesses and Medicare beneficiaries.