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Washington update: Rule moves closer to reality, but agenda remains long

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10/16/2018

ATLANTA – CMS’s final rule with significant changes to the competitive bidding program has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for clearance, Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at Tuesday morning’s AAHomecare Washington Update.

Lack of unified stance on settlements, poll finds

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10/12/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – It turns out, even with the huge backlog of Medicare appeals stuck at the administrative law judge level, whether or not to accept a settlement is as divisive an issue as it gets in the HME industry.

Stakeholders pressure CMS with two letters

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – A groundswell of grassroots support carried a pair of bid-related sign-on letters over the finish line last week, say industry stakeholders.

Patients Over Paperwork: Room for improvement for HME

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – Much has been made of CMS’s plans to reduce the paperwork burden for healthcare providers, but what about for HME providers, specifically?

Supplier numbers stay steady

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10/05/2018

WASHINGTON – Supplier numbers held steady for the second quarter of 2018, according to AAHomecare’s latest supplier number analysis. The total decrease since 2010 has remained the same at -34% in unique suppliers and -32% in supplier locations.

Industry, CMS need to ‘have conversation’ about disaster relief

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09/28/2018

WASHINGTON – The havoc wrought by Hurricane Florence in September highlighted, once again, the need for policy changes in disaster situations, say HME stakeholders.

In brief: Lawmakers push for additional bid relief, Gillispie named Homecare Champion

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09/21/2018

WASHINGTON – HME industry champion Cathy McMorris Rodgers has released a congressional sign-on letter to CMS, HHS and OMB

AAHomecare issues white paper on sole source contracting

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09/21/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council has published a

Regina Gillispie named this year’s Champion

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09/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Regina Gillispie, president and owner of Best Home Medical in West Virginia, has been named the 2018 Van Miller Homecare Champion, AAHomecare announced on Wednesday. She will be honored at the Stand Up for Homecare reception at Medtrade in Atlanta on Oct.

Comments in hand, industry ready to roll on broader relief

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08/24/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders feel they have a “fair shot” at getting broader reimbursement relief for HME providers in all non-competitive bidding areas, rather than in the limited areas proposed by CMS.

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