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NY Medicaid unbundles CPAP benefit 

May 17, 2022HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State Medicaid will unbundle all CPAP and BiPAP supplies from new set ups effective June 1, AAHomecare reports. The program has also unbundled heated humidifiers and cool humidifiers, according to a 202-page DME Manual Update. Additionally, the program has made it an option to purchase PAP devices or rent them as a 10-month capped rental. NEMEP’s Payer Relations Committee, chaired by David Chandler of AAHomecare, and NEMEP President John Quinlan worked with Medicaid...

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AAH to Congress: It’s ‘rough’ out there

May 13, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare had several meetings lined up with lawmakers on Capitol Hill the week of May 9 as it worked to grow support for reimbursement relief.  “We’re primarily working the House side on H.R. 6641 and the committees of jurisdiction – Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “Unfortunately, it’s all Republicans, because they are the only ones doing face-to-face meetings.”  Introduced Feb. 8...

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Integra boosts industry support 

April 4, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Integra Partners has joined AAHomecare as a Diamond Corporate Partner and has invested in the industry-led DMEscripts e-prescribing platform. Integra has 60 payer lines of business, including commercial, Medicare and Medicaid, extending to more than 18 million covered lives. “Integra is committed to helping HME providers succeed and increase their capacity to serve patients who depend on high quality medical equipment and services,” said Scott Prater, director of network...

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Industry needs to rally around reimbursement relief, AAH says

March 25, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers need to hear from HME providers if the industry has any hope of getting reimbursement relief, says AAHomecare, which last week issued a call to action to drum up support for recently introduced legislation.  H.R. 6641 left the gate Feb. 8 with six original co-sponsors and currently stands at 10.  “We are in full grassroots mode,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO. “We have been working the Hill and staff said they understand the issue...

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AAH on reimbursement relief: ‘Many report not hearing from you’ 

March 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Members of the House of Representatives need to hear about the HME industry’s support for H.R. 6641, a bill that would implement a 90/10 blended reimbursement rate for Medicare in competitive bidding areas, AAHomecare says.  “AAHomecare has been in contact with multiple congressional offices since H.R. 6641 was introduced on Feb. 8,” the association stated in a bulletin. “While legislators and staff are familiar with the challenges the HME community...

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In brief: Provider sues Philips, AZ MediQuip supports Ukraine, VGM launches tracker

March 18, 2022HME News Staff

PHILADELPHIA – Baird Respiratory Therapy has filed a lawsuit against Philips, claiming it and other DME suppliers are owed refunds for recalled respiratory devices containing PE-PUR sound abatement foam, according to Law360.   The complaint, filed March 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, seeks class action status on behalf of all similarly affected suppliers, arguing that Philips breached its warranty and misrepresented the risk related to the foam...

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AAHomecare: Lake Court Medical signs on as Bronze Corporate Partner

March 17, 2022HME News Staff

CRYSTAL CITY, Va. – Lake Court Medical Supplies is now an AAHomecare Bronze Corporate Partner. “For three decades we have lobbied alongside AAHomecare and other industry groups for the provider community” said Charlie Elliott, president & CEO of Lake Court Medical Supplies. “We have made incredible contacts with top leaders in Congress including both House Representatives and Senators, and now will tie our efforts together with AAHomecare.” Lake Court Medical Supplies,...

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AAHomecare grows payer relations team

March 2, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - AAHomecare seeks an experienced professional for its payer relations team. The new manager of payer relations will work closely with Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations, and David Chandler, senior director of payer relations, to support development of ongoing industry strategy regarding payer and state relations involving commercial managed care, Medicaid managed care organizations, Medicare Advantage and state Medicaid programs. This position will help to support all...

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Morten Hansen joins AAH board

February 24, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The AAHomecare Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Morten Hansen to an at-large seat for 2022-2023. Hansen is vice president, Channel Sales & Marketing for Comfort Medical with more than 10 years of experience in health care sales and operations. “We look forward to Morten joining the Board of Directors for AAHomecare and sharing his vast sales expertise and medical supplies knowledge with the Association,” said Tom Ryan, president of AAHomecare....

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Industry seeks to fast-track reimbursement relief

February 11, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – A new bill in the House of Representatives gives the HME industry a “one-two punch” to get reimbursement relief passed through Congress potentially in March.  The DMEPOS Relief Act, introduced Feb. 8 by Reps. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., would implement a blended reimbursement rate in competitive bidding areas based 90% on bid pricing and 10% on the 2015 fee schedule, representing about a 10% to 15% increase, to help address rising...

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