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Stakeholders: ‘We’re an industry living in crisis’


WASHINGTON – With the fate and details of the interim final rule no longer a mystery, stakeholders and their champions in Congress are putting their full weight behind H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide more broad-based relief in non-competitive bidding areas.

AAH surveys providers on PMD demo


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Complex Rehab & Mobility Council is collecting feedback from providers about the prior authorization demonstration project for power mobility devices currently taking place in 19 states.

Coleman to receive advocate award


WASHINGTON – Doug Coleman, owner of Major Medical in Loveland, Colo., and president of the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services, will receive the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award at the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23.

AAH pushes e-prescribing

‘It’s time for paper to go,’ says Kim Brummett

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s goal for a new project evaluating e-prescribing platforms isn’t to provide a Good Housekeeping seal of approval, per se, but to raise the level of awareness and comfort surrounding the technology, says Kim Brummett.

AAH taps Bachenheimer for general counsel


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has retained Brown & Fortunato to provide a range of legal and advisory services.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders target ESRD rule, as pressure mounts


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say an upcoming rule could be a potential vehicle for changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders publish ostomy white paper


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with several patient organizations, including the United Spinal Association, the United Ostomy Associations of America and the Spina Bifida Association, to produce a white paper on why the competitive bidding program should not be exp

AAHomecare plans response to tariff proposal


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to submit comments to the U.S. Trade Representative in response to a proposed tariff of 25% on medical equipment from China. The association and representatives from several manufacturer members have met to discuss the response.

In brief: AAHomecare meets with Hargan, Inogen reports data security incident


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare execs met with HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan on April 11 to discuss competitive bidding relief and other industry priorities.

In brief: AAH ‘embraces’ e-prescribing, Medicare Advantage gets 3.4% increase


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.