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Week brings volley of bid-related items


WASHINGTON – Last week was busy for the HME industry as both CMS and stakeholders pushed and pulled against the competitive bidding program.

New bid bill will drop soon


WASHINGTON – With no time to lose, HME industry stakeholders are ready for another run at the competitive bidding program.

Legislation in the works by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., would delay the next round of cuts for nine to 12 months, depending on the CBO score.

Medtrade pep talk: Getting to a better future, faster


The HME industry is evolving, and opportunities to innovate are everywhere. From supply chain modernization and retail, to social media and telehealth, the HME community is ramping up the pace of change—and Medtrade is a hub for this movement.

AAHomecare tries to make it personal


WASHINGTON – A businessman at heart, it doesn’t sit well with Tom Ryan that AAHomecare’s membership numbers have been flat for the past three years.

AAHomecare: ‘Keep energy going’ at conference


WASHINGTON – With the HME industry’s “biggest challenge around the corner,” it’s more important than ever for providers to attend next week’s Washington Legislative Conference, AAHomecare officials say.

Spring show generates ‘positive vibe’


LAS VEGAS – Attendance was up and the energy was high at last week’s Medtrade Spring, say show organizers.

Bid fight moves to Senate

‘We’ve got a lot more we need to accomplish’

WASHINGTON – No sooner had the House of Representatives passed a bill that would reform the competitive bidding program, than things started moving in the Senate. 

Bid legislation: ‘Cooperative effort, not roadblocks’


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.

Building a better future


If you’re reading this right now, you’re a leader in the home medical equipment community.

AAHomecare seeks ‘megaphone’ status


WASHINGTON – When Beth Ludwick designed AAHomecare’s new app, she designed it for HME stakeholders, as well as herself.