*Updated June 7, 2019 with link to presentation. NASHVILLE (June 5, 2019)—Some 130 providers from around the country gathered Wednesday in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Bid Smart 2019 Summit,...
The Value of Home Respiratory Care
Helping patients & taxpayers breathe easier
The Ventilator Question
The new competitive bidding category could create patient access problems
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 29, 2019)—As the home medical equipment industry prepares for the next round of the competitive bidding program, patient advocacy groups are rallying around the latest category...
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)—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added a fourth webcast to its education program by splitting the previously announced “Registering and...
Winners & Lessons Learned from Medtrade Spring 2019
The HME industry met in Las Vegas for education and the latest in product development
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 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)—New legislation to establish a separate benefit for complex rehab technology (CRT) wheelchairs under Medicare has been introduced in the House. H.R. 2408, sponsored by...
3 Areas of HME Advocacy Propelling the Industry Forward
AAHomecare is tackling new challenges and looking forward in mid-2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 15, 2019)—On April 12, 2019, Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.) and Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 2293. This legislation excludes manual CRT wheelchairs from the competitive...
WATERLOO, Iowa (April 5, 2019)—End users of home medical equipment (HME) and family caregivers will have an opportunity to share their experience obtaining HME, supplies and services impacted by the...
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...
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (February 14, 2019)—On February 12th, the Home Medical Equipment & Services Association of New England (HOMES) was invited by Health & Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex...
LAS VEGAS (January 15, 2019)—Medtrade Spring is taking shape with four workshops scheduled for Day One of the show, scheduled for April 16–18, 2019, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las...
Challenges Remain for Competitive Bidding Program Advocacy
Recent gains won't slow down industry leaders