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Gary Sheehan gears up for Pan-Mass Challenge

Provider has put ‘KE’ on bike in memory of Karyn Estrella

SANDWICH, Mass. – During the months of June and July, provider Gary Sheehan put 700 miles on his bike in preparation for this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge, a fundraiser for research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

AAH provides update on ‘State of the HME Industry’


WASHINGTON – While Medicare will continue to be a significant payer for the HME industry, 22% of providers expect private pay and retail to make up more of their payer mix over the next 12 to 24 months, according to a new survey from AAHomecare.

Industry’s bid website sees spike in traffic


WASHINGTON – In the week since the bid window opened on July 16, the industry’s competitive bidding website,, has had an additional 700 visitors and more than 1,000 calculator downloads.

AdaptHealth announces high-profile merger


PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – In the nearly 10 years that the HME industry has grappled with competitive bidding, AdaptHealth, formerly QMES, has found a way to grow, leading up to last week’s news that

AAH seeks nominations for homecare champion


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare seeks nominations for the 2019 Van Miller Homecare Champion.

Q&A: Rick Adamich goes above and beyond


DULUTH, Minn. – Rick Adamich, president of Waukesha, Wis.-based Oxygen One, recently won MAMES Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes members for their legislative work at the state, regional and national level.

Tricare still source of frustration

AAHomecare suggests working complaints up the chain

SAVANNAH, Ga. – More than a year after Humana Military took over the Tricare East contract, there are still billing issues, providers report.

Medtrade: Take advantage of lowest rates


ATLANTA – SmartSaver rates for Medtrade 2019 are in effect. Attendees can now purchase an Educational Conference Pass for $109, which provides access to all educational sessions and the expo hall. A SmartSaver Expo Pass can be purchased for $25.

Reporter’s notebook: Cash customer? ABN still gold standard


With more and more providers switching their focus from Medicare to cash sales, it’s unsurprising that there’s occasional confusion about whether an advance beneficiary notice is needed.

Determined stakeholders take case to Hill

‘That brush—Medicare—paints everything,’ said one provider

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders weren’t lacking in “asks” going into AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week, with a number of bills and letters targeting Medicare’s competitive bidding program in place.