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Trump expands telehealth services to certain providers


WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has expanded Medicare telehealth coverage to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Coronavirus: VGM requests support, hosts webcast


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM has sent letters to top government officials and lawmakers, asking them to take a number of steps to improve coronavirus efforts related to HME.

Round 2021: CMS grants bond allowance


WASHINGTON – CMS is allowing providers to submit surety bond riders and/or page two of their bid surety bonds to make sure they meet Round 2021 requirements.

In brief: Providers deploy precautions, infusion bills introduced


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have begun taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees, patients and their communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: AAH seeks HME-specific guidance


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to relax Medicare requirements for chronic lung disease to better facilitate home oxygen therapy during the coronavirus outbreak.

In brief: KabaFusion buys Lincare’s home infusion biz, Knueppel Healthcare to close


CERRITOS, Calif. – KabaFusion has acquired the home infusion assets of Lincare, expanding its footprint to 28 specialty pharmacies.

AAH fuels state advocacy efforts


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a toolkit for leaders at state and regional HME associations to use in their advocacy efforts.

In brief: Rowheels ‘redefines’ distribution channel, Heartland registration opens


MADISON, Wis. – Rowheels has launched, an online marketplace for rehab equipment from the top manufacturers and brands.

van Halem Group, Ossur partner to improve O&P documentation


ATLANTA – The van Halem Group will provide clinical prescreen reviews and appeal services for custom orthotics and prosthetics provided by Ossur’s customers.

Industry on president’s budget: ‘It sounds a little more like a plan’


WASHINGTON – Although a proposal to expand Medicare’s competitive bidding program to rural areas also appeared in the president’s budget last year, new details have raised eyebrows, say industry stakeholders.