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N.C., Va. groups merge


CARY, N.C. – The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.

In brief: CMS names nat’l RAC for DME, whistleblower drops lawsuit against Lincare


WASHINGTON – CMS has tapped Performant Recovery to perform post-payment reviews of Medicare claims for DMEPOS and home health/hospice nationwide.

Short takes: Hollister, NCAMES


Hollister has hired medical device veteran Carolin Archibald as vice president, U.S. and Canada, to lead the company’s ostomy, continence care and critical care businesses.

N.C. battles insurance cuts


RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services has retained legal representation to fight back against Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina’s plan to reduce their reimbursement rates to 25% below the 2016 Medicare rural fee schedule, or, where necessary, 25% below the non-rural state fee schedule, according to a bulletin from the association

Rep. Ellmers visits provider


DUNN, N.C. – Family Medical Supply hosted Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., on Oct. 7. About 75 attendees, including providers and representatives from industry manufacturers and associations, discussed the effects of competitive bidding and audits.

Short takes: Well done edition


The North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) has recognized Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., with its “Champion of the Industry” award.

Good deed creates hoop-la


HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – Provider Ed Dressen found himself in the spotlight this week, just for doing his job.

Congratulations, Beth Bowen

Friday, June 12, 2009

There are a lot of great state HME associaton executive directors out there, but none more dedicated than Beth Bowen, who leads the North Carolina Association for Medical Equipment Suppliers (NCAMES).