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CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers

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04/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

Are you RAC ready?

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04/24/2017

Since it’s been so long since HME providers have had to grapple with a RAC, stakeholders offered these pieces of advice:

Tougher times ahead: Impact of rate cuts pile up

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04/21/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine – A whopping 65% of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll say they can sustain their businesses for less than a year, if they don’t get reimbursement relief.

In brief: AAHomecare increases pressure, Cardinal expands homecare presence

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04/21/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

‘Double dip’: AAHomecare increases pressure

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04/20/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP

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04/14/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare reiterated its concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS’s use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency.

Board taps Bowen to lead NEMEP

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04/11/2017

ALBANY, New York – Just months after New York and New Jersey decided to combine their state HME associations, they have announced new leadership.

Hurry up and wait

Stakeholders prep regulatory, legislative strategies
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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – When AAHomecare officials met with Seema Verma for the first time last week, they were pleased to find the new CMS administrator up to speed on key industry issues like com

In brief: SCA forms separate company, ResMed, ATS partner on grant

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04/07/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders had a meeting with Seema Verma, the new CMS administrator, on April 4, and they were impressed.

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