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OIG report finds some contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements

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05/26/2016

WASHINGTON – A significant chunk of Round 2 contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts

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05/24/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

Stakeholders criticize shortsighted CMS

They say the agency’s data is ‘grossly inadequate’ to assess impact of bid program
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05/20/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS took too narrow a view when it analyzed the impact of new payment amounts for HME using only one metric, industry stakeholders say.

Providers appeal for help

‘They’ll miss us when we’re gone,’ says Karyn Estrella
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05/20/2016

PORTLAND, Maine – Providers from around New England took to the podium at a Small Business Administration hearing here last week, giving government officials and lawmakers an eye-opening look at what it’s like to be in the HME business right now.

ResMed connects vents to the cloud

‘It’s about time,’ says one HME provider
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05/20/2016

SAN DIEGO – With Medicare stepping up scrutiny for vents, ResMed believes it has a way to keep them a viable business for HME providers.

The relationship builder

Laura Williard will help AAHomecare ramp up resources for managed care market
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05/20/2016

WASHINGTON – What’s the key to HME providers thriving in the managed care market? Relationship building, says Laura Williard, who was named last week to a new position at AAHomecare, senior director of payer relations.

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HME NewsPoll June 2016

A new rule went into effect in March that requires HME providers to disclose overpayments within 60 days, something that has been an expectation in the past but is now in writing.

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