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New Study Shows Home Medical Equipment Bidding Program Unsustainable
WASHINGTON, D.C (October 19, 2016)—A study released today by the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) shows that Medicare reimbursement rates for home medical equipment cover just 88...
CQRC Responds to Latest GAO Competitive Bidding Report
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 18, 2016)—Dan Starck, chair of CQRC, responds to the GAO Access Report on Competitive Bidding: "While the CQRC has supported competitive bidding in concept, we remain...
Report Highlights Concerns About Competitive Bidding Rates for Oxygen Providers
WASHINGTON D.C. (September 20, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturing companies—today urged lawmakers...
VGM Asks Hospitals to Join the Fight Against Medicare Cuts
WATERLOO, Iowa (September 7, 2016)—VGM’s Government Relations team is spearheading a grassroots effort to recruit hospital executives to join the fight against Medicare’s most recent cut to...
Competitive Bid Pricing Affects TRICARE Rates and Veterans' Access
WASHINGTON, D.C (August 26, 2016)—Home medical equipment providers who serve our nation’s military personnel are being hit with shocking new Medicare reimbursement cuts thanks to the Centers for...
Learn How to Enter the Bidding Arena with Mediware Webinar
LENEXA, Kan. (August 25, 2016)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc., is hosting a free webinar for attendees August 31 at 1 p.m. CST, 2 p.m. EST to discuss how providers can use tactical...
AAHomecare Comments on CMS Competitive Bidding Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2016)—Yesterday, AAHomecare submitted comments on CMS-1651-P, a rule from CMS that proposes to make some adjustments to the Competitive Bidding Program. CMS proposed to...
AAHomecare Surveys Medical Professionals on Impact of Competitive Bidding
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2016)—The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has launched a new initiative to survey medical professionals and other individuals in the caregiving continuum to...
PADME Act Stalls in Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2016)—AAHomecare has received confirmation that H.R. 5210, the Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act, did not successfully clear through the Senate before...
AAHomecare Commissions Industry Cost Analysis Study
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2016)—The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) has commissioned Dobson DaVanzo & Associates, LLC to conduct a full study of suppliers’ fixed and variable...
AAHomecare Calls for Prompt Cooperative Action to Send PADME Act to President
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2016)—The American Association for Homecare praised legislation to delay a new round of Medicare reimbursement cuts for rural and non-bid area home medical equipment...
Respiratory Experts Applaud Passage of PADME Act in House
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturing companies—commended Congressman Tom...
People for Quality Care Calls on Providers to Engage Patients in Advocacy
WATERLOO, Iowa (June 30, 2016)—Advocacy group People for Quality Care is calling on HME providers to engage their patients in immediate advocacy. The organization joins the VGM Group, American...
Rural Relief Legislation is Still Possible Even After July 1 Rates Take Effect
—via AAHomecare WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2016)—We’re just two days away from the second phase of bidding-derived cuts for rural and non-bid area suppliers. With the House currently out of...
CQRC Calls for Action on PADME Act Following July Recess
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—expressed...
AAHomecare Prepares Members for 2016 Competitive Bid Fee Schedule
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2016)—Just minutes after AAHomecare updated members about the status of rural relief legislation on Capitol Hill, they received CMS’s announcement of the release of the...
CMS Releases Competitive Bid Fee Schedule Amounts for July 1
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 24, 2016)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announces the release of the July 2016 Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies...
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