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
Is It Time to Get Back into Billing?
Competitive bidding gap period creates new considerations
The Rising Cost of Care
CMS pressures and caregiver shortages drive up cost
2019 State of the Industry: Challenges & 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...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 12, 2018)—Language exempting complex rehab manual wheelchairs from the competitive bidding program and mandating an 18-month delay for the application of bidding-derived...
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. (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...
ATLANTA (September 6, 2018)—On January 1, 2019, any willing provider will be able to participate in the Medicare program, regardless of prior bidding “wins” or losses. What should providers do?...
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 27, 2018)—The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation's home oxygen therapy provider and manufacturing companies—commended the Government...