AAH: Updates supplier counts, comments on rural areas

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Friday, December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has found that, while the number of unique companies is down 37% and the number of locations is down 35% since 2010, the data for October 2019 is virtually unchanged from January 2019. The number of unique companies increased from 6,143 to 6,180 and the number of locations from 9,195 to 9,196, according to the association. Go here to see AAHomecare’s updated supplier tracking sheet…The association this month responded to the House Ways & Means Committee’s request for information to help identify strategies to address challenges for rural and underserved communities. As part of its comments, AAHomecare recommended providing rural areas with relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program through H.R. 2771, a bill that would make permanent a 50-50 blended reimbursement rate in rural areas and would introduce a 75-25 rate for non-rural, non-bid areas.