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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: Senate Finance Committee approves Azar, AASM recruits providers and patients

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01/19/2018

WASHINGTON – The Senate Finance Committee has approved the nomination of Alex Azar as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services by a 15-12 margin. The vote was split along party lines, with Democratic Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., joining Republicans.

Baird reviews ins and outs of subcontracting

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01/12/2018

Editor’s note: In last week’s HME Newswire, we ran the story, “Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program.” This is a follow-up.

In brief: Azar willing to work on HME, Permobil buys part of Ottobock

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01/12/2018

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

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.

CMS eases pressure on states, AAH says

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01/05/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has given state Medicaid directors more “open-ended guidance” for complying with a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, AAHomecare reported Jan. 5.

Subcontracting exacerbates problems with bid program

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01/05/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – Subcontracting may be black and white on paper, but in the real world, it can be gray, even now that competitive bidding has been the law of the land in major cities for years.

In brief: Option Care taps new CEO, medical device tax back in effect

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01/05/2018

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. – Option Care has appointed John Rademacher as CEO and COO, effective immediately, the company announced Jan. 4. Rademacher had been serving as the interim CEO.

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.

The year in review: Escalating turmoil, relief efforts dominate headlines

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12/29/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – Moves by managed care organizations to send more Medicaid business to large distributors was the most read story of 2017 at HME News.

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