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H.R. 4229

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.

Industry wants answers

Big question now: ‘What are going to be the next steps?’
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03/23/2018

WASHINGTON – Congress put CMS on notice when it passed an omnibus bill last week that the agency needs to enact a competitive bidding-related interim final rule.

Stakeholders pitch bid reform

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03/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other key lawmakers last week to make their case for including language from H.R. 4229 in an omnibus spending bill.

In brief: AAH pulls out all the stops; Cigna, Express Scripts plan merger

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03/09/2018

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.

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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 call for ‘immediate action’ on sign-on letter

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02/26/2018

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released a congressional sign-on letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.

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.

AAH sets sights on ‘sideliners’

Push for bid relief includes new Congressional Accountability Project
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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are casting a wider net for providers to build more support for a bill that would provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

In brief: HHS details status of appeals backlog, supplier dropped from lawsuit

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12/01/2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals receives more than a year’s worth of appeals work every 24 weeks at the third level of appeals, according to a recent PDF posted to the agency’s website.

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