A specialist in health care legislation, regulations and government relations, Cara C. Bachenheimer is senior vice president, government relations, for Invacare Corp., Elyria, Ohio. Bachenheimer previously worked at the law firm of Epstein, Becker & Green in Washington, D.C., and at the American Association for Homecare and the Health Industry Distributors Association. You can reach her by phone at 440/329-6226 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congress can act, but there must be an outcry over competitive bidding from the HME industry
Tax reform, entitlement reform and discretionary spending are expected to be addressed
What can the HME industry expect in 2013, and beyond?
Understand the competing Medicare and Medicaid plans
Understanding the new Medicare face-to-face requirement
Understanding the upcoming Supreme Court decision.
Replacing competitive bidding is a real possibility if we all work together
IRS proposes rules that determine impact on HME
Strategy refined to replace competitive bidding
The GAO identifies a series of significant issues that would need to be addressed before any manufacturer bidding program could occur.