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In brief: White paper makes case for vents, bid website sees spike in traffic

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07/26/2019

WASHINGTON – A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.

AAH provides update on ‘State of the HME Industry’

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07/25/2019

WASHINGTON – While Medicare will continue to be a significant payer for the HME industry, 22% of providers expect private pay and retail to make up more of their payer mix over the next 12 to 24 months, according to a new survey from AAHomecare.

MedPAC updates healthcare spending

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07/24/2019

WASHINGTON – Medicare was the single largest purchaser of personal health care in 2017, according to a new report from the Medicare Payment Advisory Committee.

Supplies market fracturing, poll respondents say

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07/18/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine – The closures of both a distributor and a provider of urological supplies are signs of a shifting marketplace, say respondents to a recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: AAH meets with Humana Military, accessories issue clears another committee

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07/18/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

AAH meets with Humana Military on documentation glitch

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07/16/2019

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

In brief: Industry loses leader, accessories included in another bill

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07/12/2019

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Karyn Estrella, the president and CEO of Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England, has died at 61. She spent more than 20 years advocating for the HME industry.

Stakeholders stand their ground

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07/03/2019

WASHINGTON – The bid window for Round 2021 may be opening next week, but industry stakeholders are still racking up co-sponsors for H.R. 2771 and working on a Senate companion bill.

In brief: Senate presses CMS on vents, C2C loses protest

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07/03/2019

WASHINGTON – Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have sent a letter signed by 38 senators to HHS and CMS asking them to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding, according to AAHomecare.

QIC will transition from C2C to Maximus

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06/28/2019

WASHINGTON – C2C Innovative Solutions has lost its bid to remain CMS’s Qualified Independent Contractor for HME, according to AAHomecare.

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