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President signs bill to fix PPP

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06/05/2020

WASHINGTON – President Trump has signed a bill that makes significant improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Anthem eyes steep rate cuts

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06/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Anthem and its subsidiary, Amerigroup, have proposed rate reductions of between 11% and 60% for home medical equipment, AAHomecare reports.

Pandemic impacts patient volume, survey says

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06/03/2020

NEW YORK – Respondents report, on average, a 4.1% decline in their sleep resupply business due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the “2Q20 HME Oxygen, Sleep and Complex Rehab Survey by Needham and HME News.”

Gov't officials warn about coronavirus-related fraud

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06/01/2020

ATLANTA – The government is already seeing fraudulent scams related to the coronavirus pandemic, says Wayne van Halem, including, unfortunately, a scam involving DMEPOS.

Legal roundup, COVID edition

A bid program in question, a technology pushed to the forefront
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05/29/2020

AMARILLO, Texas – With Round 2021 a wild card, health care attorney Jeff Baird is advising his clients to hold off on making any serious financial decisions for as long as possible.

In brief: AAHomecare comments on IFR, NSM buys CRT-supplies combo

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05/29/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has submitted its comments on an Interim Final Rule that provides relief for suppliers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stakeholders try to get ahead of Medicaid cuts

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05/22/2020

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are laying the groundwork to push back against anticipated Medicaid cuts, as states grapple with budgetary pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In brief: Solara Medical Supplies acquires Active Healthcare, ResMed launches digital tool for selecting masks

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05/22/2020

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Solara Medical Supplies has acquired the diabetes division of Active Healthcare.

The Raleigh, N.C.-based Active Healthcare, a provider of CGMs, insulin pumps and supplies, was founded in 1990 by Steven and Lisa Feierstein.

In brief: Survey results show impact of COVID-19, Spiro receives investment

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05/15/2020

WASHINGTON – Almost all HME providers are experiencing issues accessing personal protective equipment, according to a recent survey from AAHomecare.

Survey results show impact of COVID-19 on HME

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05/14/2020

WASHINGTON – Almost all HME providers are experiencing issues accessing personal protective equipment, according to a recent survey from AAHomecare.

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