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In brief: NovaSom files for bankruptcy, Cape Medical makes buy

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08/16/2019

GLEN BURNIE, Md. – VirtuOx is seeking to acquire the assets of NovaSom, which filed for Chapter 11 Aug. 2.

In brief: Hillrom to buy Breathe Technologies; Option Care, BioScrip complete merger

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08/09/2019

CHICAGO – Hillrom has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Breathe Technologies, an Irvine, Calif.-based manufacturer of patented, wearable non-invasive ventilators, for $130 million.

Stakeholders dig in for August recess

‘We’ve got a lot of work to do,’ says Tom Ryan
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08/02/2019

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders plan to use the August congressional recess to lay the groundwork for moving forward key priorities in September.

In brief: BioScrip, Option Care report earnings, NSM makes acquisition

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08/02/2019

DENVER – BioScrip and Option Care both report increased revenues for the second quarter of 2019.

CMS addresses reimbursement for new technology

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07/30/2019

WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing a rule to establish methodologies to modernize pricing of new DMEPOS items and services, the agency announced July 29.

AAH intensifies payer relations

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07/26/2019

WASHINGTON – In its latest move to ramp up its payer relations efforts, AAHomecare is forming a new council and wrapping up a new toolkit.

In brief: White paper makes case for vents, bid website sees spike in traffic

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07/26/2019

WASHINGTON – A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.

AAH provides update on ‘State of the HME Industry’

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07/25/2019

WASHINGTON – While Medicare will continue to be a significant payer for the HME industry, 22% of providers expect private pay and retail to make up more of their payer mix over the next 12 to 24 months, according to a new survey from AAHomecare.

MedPAC updates healthcare spending

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07/24/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare was the single largest purchaser of personal health care in 2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee.

Supplies market fracturing, poll respondents say

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07/18/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The closures of both a distributor and a provider of urological supplies are signs of a shifting marketplace, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

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