AAHomeCare Update

The American Association for Homecare acts as the industry liaison to multiple regulatory agencies, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We help navigate regulatory... Read more >
There are a number of forces at work shaping the HME marketplace, from the exploding numbers of baby boomers reaching qualifying Medicare age to technological advances in the equipment companies sell... Read more >
What is your reaction when you’re notified of a Medicare audit? Does your blood pressure increase? Do your hands get sweaty and your shoulders slump? Are you thinking, “Not again,” “How can I afford... Read more >
It’s 2014, and a lot of changes will take place this year that will directly impact the home care industry and how business is conducted. But before we look toward the future, it’s worthwhile to... Read more >
I was asked last month about the destructive path the DME industry seems to be on. It seems that the government is hell-bent on making the DME benefit, and thus the industry, go away. Perhaps because... Read more >
Clichés get a bad rap. Yet the reason that a saying becomes exhausted from overuse is because it expresses a universal truth or experience. Who hasn’t heard at least one of the following? No man is... Read more >
On July 1, 2013, the curtain opened on the second act of the DME competitive bidding program. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has billed the show as the cost-saving event of the... Read more >
As always, AAHomecare will be fully represented by its team of staff at Medtrade 2013 in Orlando, Fla. As one of the show partners, AAHomecare understands the value of Medtrade’s exhibits,... Read more >
No one can predict where the HME sector will be in a month, much less a year from now. Change is inevitable, but there will always be a high demand for HME products and services. Providers will have... Read more >
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform legislation would provide an ideal vehicle for repealing the failed HME bidding program and replacing it with a market-based pricing program (MPP). That is why... Read more >
In the closing weeks and months of 2012, we have an opportunity to replace Medicare’s dangerous Competitive Bidding Program with an alternative that preserves access to home care and saves the... Read more >
With the election season in full swing, home-care providers need to be talking to candidates about the importance of home medical equipment and the threats to continued access to home care.... Read more >
Providers of home medical equipment and services continue to brace against an unprecedented storm of Medicare audits. These audits were precipitated by a 2008 report from the Department of Health and... Read more >
The durable medical equipment sector has zero tolerance for illegal activity. This is why the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) proposed an aggressive, comprehensive 13-point anti-fraud... Read more >
While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) pushes ahead in 91 new areas of the country with Round 2 of its badly designed Competitive Bidding Program, we must keep Round 1 problems... Read more >