—via AAHomecare (March 23, 2017)—Earlier today AAHomecare shared HME industry recommendations for fixing significant problems with CMS’s DMEPOS competitive bidding program with HHS Secretary Tom...
—via AAHomecare, WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 22, 2017)—As first reported in late January, CMS included bundling CPAP devices, related accessories, and services on a monthly basis for Round 2019 of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2017)—Legislation to prevent the application of bidding-derived pricing for CRT accessories was introduced in the Senate and House last week. The Senate bill, S. 486,...
It is my opinion that the DME industry has finally reached "rock bottom" and is now starting its rebound. My opinion is based on several observations. The bloodletting from Competitive Bidding...
LENEXA, Kan. (March 9, 2017)—Mediware Information Systems, Inc. is hosting a free webinar for attendees on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 1:00 Central, 2:00 EST, to learn how the new Trump...
LAS VEGAS (March 1, 2017)—At Tuesday morning’s Washington Update, AAHomecare senior staff recounted important achievements from the last six months and discussed the prospects for additional gains...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 13, 2017)—CMS released last week guidance to the DME MACs for retroactive reimbursement adjustments for rural/non-bid area providers for equipment and services furnished...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2017)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided to temporarily delay moving forward with the next steps of the Round 2019 Durable Medical...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 31, 2017)—CMS today announced plans to consolidate all rounds and areas included in the competitive bidding program for DME into a single round of competition to be known...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 11, 2017)—AAHomecare’s State Leaders Council, comprised of state association leadership from across the country, formed a Work Group to collaboratively develop strategies...
Update: On Wedneday, November 30, 2016, the House passed the measure with sweeping bipartisan support. Read more here. WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 28, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory...
Update: On Wedneday, November 30, 2016, the House passed the measure with sweeping bipartisan support. Read more here. WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 28, 2016)—The latest version of the 21st...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2016)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s leading home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—today urged...
ATLANTA (November 16, 2016)—Despite a year that saw two major reimbursement reductions courtesy of competitive bidding’s rural expansion, Medtrade attendees and exhibitors remained positive. ...
ATLANTA (November 2, 2016)—Day three at Medtrade got off to an optimistic start with United States Representative Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga) telling attendees that there was a “significant possibility...
NAHC to File Lawsuit to Stop Pre-Claim A national association is striking back against the “failed” Pre-Claim Review Demonstration (PCRD) with a plan to file a lawsuit against the Centers for...
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...