The Ventilator Question
The new competitive bidding category could create patient access problems
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2019)—U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana plans to lead a Senate sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to reverse course on the decision to add non-invasive vents (NIVs) to...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2019)—Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are leading a Congressional sign-on letter asking CMS and HHS to reverse course on their recent decision to add...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2019)—Wednesday, Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) introduced the Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2019...
Washington, D.C. (May 17, 2019)—A group of industry trade organizations is commending the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for releasing detailed guidance describing how bidders’...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2019)—Multiple providers have received word from UnitedHealthcare (UHC) local provider representatives that denial of PAP supply claims for DME providers is a system error...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2019)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be hosting three webcasts as part of their education program to assist bidders and sureties on CB 2021....
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 2, 2019)—AAHomecare’s updated quarterly supplier number analysis shows a decrease in the number of suppliers. As of January 2019, there are approximately 6,143 unique...
3 Areas of HME Advocacy Propelling the Industry Forward
AAHomecare is tackling new challenges and looking forward in mid-2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 5, 2019)—Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled, “Medicare And Medicaid CMS Should Assess Documentation Necessary to Identify...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2019)—AAHomecare has partnered with other leading home medical equipment (HME) stakeholders to develop comprehensive online educational resources to help suppliers...
WATERLOO, Iowa (March 22, 2019)—In response to the aggressive timeline for providers to meet CMS’s newest requirements to bid in Round 2021, VGM Insurance Services, in affiliation with its...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 19, 2019)—The Tennessee state legislature has enacted legislation establishing “separate benefit” status for a category of specialized power wheelchairs commonly referred...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2019)—AAHomecare is adding three respected HME veterans to join its leadership team. Filling recent at-large vacancies on the AAHomecare Board of Directors are: ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 22, 2019)—Over the past two and a half years, AAHomecare’s payer relations efforts have helped stop or limit proposed Medicaid reimbursement cuts in dozens of states,...
LAS VEGAS (February 21, 2019)—Early Rates for Medtrade Spring are in effect until Saturday, Feb. 23. Educational sessions, networking events, exhibitors, and workshop leaders are all gearing up for...
AKRON, Ohio (February 7, 2018)—Congratulations to Miller’s Rental and Sales, Inc., celebrating 70 years of service to communities in Northeast Ohio this year— the official celebration will take...