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In brief: Mulvaney comments on IFR, AAH plans response to tariffs

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04/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said last week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

Mulvaney on IFR: We hear you

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04/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said this week that the agency is working to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, but he gave no timeline for when that might happen.

AAH on bid relief: ‘We’re not going away’

Stakeholders push bill in Congress, press CMS on IFR, and go on offense with MedPAC
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03/30/2018

LAS VEGAS – After a brief timeout for Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas last week, AAHomecare officials are back at it in Washington, D.C.

Superwoman? It's CMR

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Friday, March 9, 2018

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AAH: Pulls out all the stops for H.R. 4229

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03/08/2018

WASHINGTON – With it “increasingly possible” that a competitive bidding-related interim final rule may never be finalized by the Office of Management and Budget, AAHomecare is stepping on the gas on H.R. 4229.

Stakeholders continue drumbeat on IFR

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02/14/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has asked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to tell him, in writing, the specific steps he would take to make sure the agency reviews and releases an interim final rule.

Stakeholders unrelenting on IFR

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02/02/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry efforts to lobby lawmakers to pressure the Office of Management and Budget to release an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program are moving the needle, stakeholders say.

Azar willing to work on HME issues

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01/10/2018

WASHINGTON – Alex Azar, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Serviecs, has verbally agreed to work with congressional leaders to address issues that are negatively impacting the HME industry.

Azar hearing set for Tuesday

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01/04/2018

WASHINGTON – The confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Alex Azar will be held before the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 9.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders move on new information

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12/15/2017

WASHINGTON – New details have pushed to the forefront a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s been held up at the Office of Management and Budget since August.

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