Companies aim to support the association's public policy work with this tier

A group of AAHomecare member companies aim to support the association’s public policy work by joining the new Legacy corporate partner tier. Companies now supporting the association at the new level are making an annual dues commitment of $125,000; they include Apria & Byram, ResMed & Brightree and Medline.

According to AAHomecare, this is the latest instance of a member-initiated effort to generate additional support for AAHomecare’s efforts to secure better public policy and an improved business environment for the HME community. Dan Starck, executive vice president with Owens and Minor, proposed the new level as endorsement of the association’s public policy work on behalf of their Apria and Byram companies.

“We see great value in AAHomecare and the industry associations," said Starck. "We have accomplished a tremendous amount over the past few years. A strong, healthy industry is good for all constituents, and we want to do our part in supporting AAHomecare.”

ResMed, Brightree and Medline also followed suit when Owens and Minor proposed the new level; Medtrade is also included on account of its significant financial support for the association.

“ResMed is united with AAHomecare to improve millions of lives by keeping people healthier and happier at home,” said Larissa D’Andrea, global vice president of government and clinical affairs, and market access at ResMed. “Their advocacy is critical to protect equitable access to innovative home respiratory therapies and care.”

“AAHomecare’s success in advancing sustainable reimbursement policies and sensible regulatory approaches at the federal and state level has tangible, bottom-line positive impact for our HME supplier customers,” said Paul Miller, director of business development, HME providers, post-acute care division for Medline. “We’re increasing our support for the association to ensure we keep adding to those wins for the HME community.”

The new Legacy level is the third instance of a member-led effort to increase financial support for the association.  In 2017, Drive DeVilbiss challenged other HME companies to join them at a new Platinum tier. In 2021, 11 AAHomecare members came together to create a Diamond partner cohort.

“I’m gratified by this endorsement of our recent policy achievements and ambitious 2023 agenda from our new Legacy partners,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president & CEO. “We now have over 50 corporate partners across various levels, and several companies have voluntarily moved to a higher tier in recent years. These companies are making an investment in a better future for all HME stakeholders and the millions of patients we collectively serve. That’s a legacy that should make us all very proud.”

See more details on AAHomecare’s updated corporate partner levels. benefits, and full roster here. Contact Mike Nicol, Senior Director of Membership, at to find out how your company can join these industry leaders.