WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 10, 2019)—On Dec. 27, 2017, CMS released guidance related to 2016 CURES bill provisions that mandated that federal Medicaid reimbursement to states for HME could not exceed...
In Brief: Legislative Roundup
Catching up with the 115th Congress
Challenges Remain for Competitive Bidding Program Advocacy
Recent gains won't slow down industry leaders
2019 State of the Industry—Challenges and Opportunities
The Rising Cost of Care CMS pressures and caregiver shortages drive up costs Is It Time to Get Back into Billing? Competitive bidding gap period creates new considerations Legal Issues to...
Updated December 6, 2018: The Council for Respiratory Care (CQRC), a coalition of the nation's leading home oxygen therapy providers and manufacturing companies, reiterated support for...
WATERLOO, Iowa (November 29, 2018)—In early November, a group of HME industry advocates convened at VGM headquarters in Waterloo, Iowa, for a workshop that shared best practices for digital...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2018)—CMS is soliciting comments on adding ventilators and back/knee braces to the product categories included in the next round of the bidding program. MedPAC had...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 23, 2018)—Citing “strong support from the supplier community” as well as initial success in DME MAC Jurisdictions C and D, CMS announced expansion of the Telephone...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 17, 2018)—Industry stakeholders are rolling out a new resource to help suppliers prepare for the next round of the Medicare competitive bidding program for HME. The new...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 4, 2018)—In June 2018, the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health & Human Services reported that most Medicare claims for replacement positive airway...
ATLANTA (September 20, 2018)—Industry advocate and leader Regina Gillispie, president and owner of West Virginia-based Best Home Medical, will be honored as the recipient of the 2018 Van Miller...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2018)—Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) has released a Congressional sign-on letter to leadership at CMS, HHS and OMB asking for additional relief for...
Exploring Retail: 5 Questions to Cover First
Reach a growing market willing to pay for the products they want and need
WATERLOO, Iowa (September 5, 2018)—Industry advocates can now leverage a new platform to educate and activate end-users, family caregivers and their community through People for Quality Care’s...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 29, 2018)—On August 24, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the effects of reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas in the year following their...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 23, 2018)—AAHomecare’s Medical Supplies Council is conducting a survey to evaluate the impact of sole source contracts on beneficiary access to care. Beneficiaries and...