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Will the PMD demo expire?

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05/29/2015

WASHINGTON – A demo project requiring prior authorizations for power mobility devices has been hailed a success by all those involved, yet it’s due to expire Aug. 31.

Bid legislation: ‘Cooperative effort, not roadblocks’

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01/09/2015

WASHINGTON – Legislation to reform the competitive bidding program is expected to be reintroduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate early this week, say industry stakeholders.

Legislative update: Bid fix a priority

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10/03/2014

WASHINGTON – There is a short window of opportunity for the HME industry to push its legislation when lawmakers return after the elections—but there is opportunity, say stakeholders.

AAH honors consensus builder, passionate leader

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09/25/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has named Cara Bachenheimer of Invacare and Joel Mills of Advanced Homecare as its 2014 Homecare Champions.

Bid, audit bills near prime time

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06/13/2014

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., to lead a group of lawmakers in introducing a bill this week that would require HME providers to obtain bid bonds as part of the competitive bidding program.

Audits top issues at conference

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04/25/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare officials are working to get an audit reform bill introduced in the House of Representatives in time to take it to Capitol Hill during the annual Legislative Conference May 6-8.

Reports offer little substance for HME industry

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Round 1 rebid of competitive bidding “parroted” CMS, say industry stakeholders.

In shock: CMS seeks to not only spread bid rates but also bundle payments

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02/28/2014

WASHINGTON – Last week’s proposal to expand competitive bidding nationwide was likely a rude awakening for HME providers who have been sitting on the sidelines thinking that the program wouldn’t directly affect them, say stakeholders.

Bid program: Stakeholders push for more meaningful fix

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01/10/2014

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are hard at work trying to leverage a small victory in their fight against competitive bidding.

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