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NEMEP names Beth Bowen as new Executive Director

In a press release Tuesday afternoon the recently formed Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association (NEMEP), made up of New York and New Jersey supplires, announced that Beth Bowen has been selected to lead the association. Bowen and her group, TayCar, Inc. currently manages, ACMESA, FAHCS, and ATHOMES, in addition to NEMEP. “How exciting it is

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Opinion piece in The Hill outlines competitive bidding impacts on rural beneficiaries.

Last week in The Hill, industry thought leader, Peter Thomas composed an opinion piece that outlined the many problems that patients in rural America are facing due to highly flawed programs. Addressing both the durable medical equipment and complex rehab industries, Thomas outlines the great need for policy change in order to protect access for

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Oklahoma Providers Build Support in Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Nearly a dozen individuals from the HME industry across Oklahoma met in Oklahoma City on Wednesday to build support and educate state legislators about the home medical equipment industry. Providers from each corner of the state made the trip to the Capitol made a great impression with many legislators and staff members. The group had

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Van’s Medical Equipment of Lakeland, Michigan continues to get in front of legislators to educate them on critical DME reimbursement issues!

March 9, 2017 Van’s Medical Equipment associates participated in the Annual Legislative Day sponsored by Michigan Homecare & Hospice Association.  Our group met at the State Capital Building in Lansing, Michigan. The reception was held for members of the Michigan Legislature and Executive Branch.  We met with our district Representative Kim LaSata and Trenton Miller, Constituent

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Video: Concerns of competitive bidding program from Handi Medical Conference

During last months’ annual Handi Medical Supply Conference in Minnesota, attendees had an opportunity to speak about the effects of the competitive bidding program is having on both Medicare beneficiaries as well as health care professionals who are assisting them with their care plan. Mike Bailey of Handi Medical and Rose Schafhauser of MAMES facilitated

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Great Lakes providers meet with Congressman Bucshon at Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy, Inc.

DME providers in Indiana braved the winter weather to meet with Congressman Larry Bucshon at Williams Brothers Health Care Pharmacy, Inc. in Washington, Indiana. This was an important meeting as Congressman Bucshon is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee. At the event, Rep. Bucshon said he fully understands the issues and concerns with

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PAMES members attend meetings with Sen. Wyden and Rep. Blumenauer’s offices in Portland, OR

PAMES members came together in Portland, OR last week to speak with the offices of Sen. Ron Wyden and Congressman Earl Blumenauer. Sen. Wyden’s office and Congressman Blumenauers’ staff both offices on the concerns with DME in 2017 and the short-term goals of the industry: Implementation of Section 16007 in the CURES Act to retroactively

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CMS Administrator, Seema Verma confirmed by full Senate

President Trump’s pick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma was confirmed by the full Senate late yesterday. Verma will replace Andy Slavitt, a position he held from 2015 to January 2017. Verma was confirmed by a vote of 55-43. Verma, who has worked with multiple state governments to implement Medicaid

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