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Audit notebook: CNN, legislation and an olive branch


YARMOUTH, Maine – In the wake of the Feb. 12 forum on audits, the big question is: Where does the HME industry go from here?

Barbara Rogers: Industry remembers advocate


SAN DIEGO – Barbara Rogers, president and CEO of the National Emphysema/COPD Association, passed away Dec. 7.

Bid fix earns place in ‘doc fix’


WASHINGTON – The HME industry scored a small victory last week when an amendment to fix a problem with Medicare’s competitive bidding program was included in a markup of the “doc fix” bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee on Dec. 12.

Bid program undermines reform


The Affordable Care Act was supposed to launch an era of smarter, more efficient government health policies and practices, ones that reward innovation, quality care and patient satisfaction.

New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?


WASHINGTON – It’s still early, but industry stakeholders are already hearing reports of licensure issues in the Round 1 re-compete.

Q&A: Wayne Stanfield

‘Bidding will change. It has to’

WASHINGTON – It’s ironic that Wayne Stanfield feels comfortable retiring now that NAIMES is part of AAHomecare.

Bidding: AAH abandons lawsuit, lawmakers apply pressure


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has dropped its bid to stop competitive bidding in the courts.

New AAH CEO on bid program: ‘I have a chip on my shoulder’


WASHINGTON – Tom Ryan is not a new name or face—he has been advocating for the HME industry through AAHomecare and his company, Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Homecare Concepts, for years.