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H.R. 4229

Stakeholders fine-tune message in August

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08/03/2018

WASHINGTON – As lawmakers head into their August recess, industry stakeholders will keep the focus on a recent proposed rule overhauling Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Idaho providers meet with representative’s representative

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06/29/2018

POCATELLO, Idaho – Maag’s Prescription and Medical Supply and Big Sky AMES hosted Josh Sorenson, the field director for Rep. Michael Simpson, R-Idaho, recently. Meeting attendees talked about rural access issues in southeast Idaho.

What’s the score? Industry needs to stay focused

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – A huge variance in cost estimates for a proposal to expand the competitive bidding process to all areas of the country may be eye-catching, but industry stakeholders remain focused on the big picture.

Post IFR, stakeholders cast wider net for support

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05/25/2018

WASHINGTON – A major goal of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference last week was determining whether or not Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., will continue to lead the HME industry’s bid relief efforts.

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

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05/18/2018

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 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.

Superwoman? It's CMR

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Friday, March 9, 2018

During my monthly cartoon meetings with Theresa, I’ve suggested a few times now, a cartoon wherein Rep.

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