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DSB’s Nick Bush joins AAHomecare board  

September 26, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Nick Bush, director of business development of Direct Supply Brands, has joined AAHomecare’s board of directors with an at-large seat for the 2022-23 class. Bush brings more than 15 years of experience in the health care industry. "Nick brings vast knowledge in health care sales, technology and leveraging relationships,” said Tom Ryan, president & CEO of AAHomecare. “His experience and passion for the industry will be a great asset to the association through...

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HME industry canvasses Congress 

September 22, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders held meetings with more than 240 offices in the Senate and House of Representatives as part of the Virtual Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 21, AAHomecare reports.  "Thanks to the higher number of attendees, we were able to reach almost 10% more offices than last year,” the association stated in a bulletin.  In all, 158 stakeholders participated in the conference.  Issues covered in the meetings included H.R. 6641, a bill that...

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AAH locks in on Medicare Advantage

September 9, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – While there has been a spotlight on Medicare Advantage recently, AAHomecare has been focused on the program for more than a year and it’s ready to go-live with a number of new resources for HME providers.  The resources include a digital brochure that spells out how providers reduce costs, improve outcomes and increase patient satisfaction, complete with embedded videos from patients and the association’s president and CEO, Tom Ryan.  “We’re...

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Stakeholders on Medicare Advantage: ‘We need an avenue to go to’

September 2, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders didn’t waste the opportunity to provide CMS with feedback on Medicare Advantage, telling the agency there’s an urgent need to improve oversight of the program.  Industry organizations, state and regional associations, and individual providers all submitted comments to a request for information before an Aug. 31 deadline, says Laura Williard, vice president of payer relations for AAHomecare.  “While there are some protections...

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In brief: Invacare has new leadership, MA enrollment has doubled, Walgreens has finalized CareCentrix acquisition

September 2, 2022HME News Staff

ELYRIA, Ohio – Matt Monaghan has left his role as chairman, president and CEO of Invacare.  Geoffrey Purtill, who has been serving as the company’s senior vice president and general manager, EMEA and APAC, is interim president and CEO.  “After careful consideration, the board determined that now is the right time for a change in leadership to oversee the successful execution of Invacare’s business transformation,” Cliff Nastas, Invacare’s lead independent...

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AAH seeks next Homecare Champion

September 2, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion. Nominees should have a longstanding record of service within the home care community; embody the spirit of caring and generosity, which are the hallmarks of this profession; and represent active membership and engagement in AAHomecare. Previous winners include Steve Ackerman, Karyn Estrella, Regina Gillispie and Gary Sheehan. The award will be presented at Medtrade East during the Stand Up for Homecare...

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CMS opens NCD for seat elevation

August 16, 2022HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has opened the National Coverage Determination for seat elevation systems used with power wheelchairs, but the agency is not reconsidering coverage for power standing systems at this time.  CMS said in May it would commit to re-opening the NCD, nearly two years after the ITEM Coalition submitted a formal request to reconsider the NCD for mobility assistive equipment to include coverage for these systems.   “Now is the time for Medicare – the...

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AAHomecare: Turn pain into action 

August 12, 2022Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON – Rising inflation, outdated reimbursement and competitive bidding were the topics of conversation during a recent meeting between industry stakeholders and CMS officials.  Stakeholders have been ramping up questions about the bidding program, in particular, after a vague notice of proposed rulemaking with a December date was included in the Unified Agenda.  “I didn’t see any sense of urgency (from CMS) in moving forward and certainly from a timeline standpoint,...

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AAH forms Diabetes Council 

August 11, 2022HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – AAHomecare will host the first meeting of its newly formed Diabetes Council in Arlington, Va., in October to bring together key leaders in the market. The association’s board of directors voted in July to establish the council, with Linda Langiotti of CCS Medical as chair and John Pryor of AdaptHealth as vice chair. “The AAHomecare team has established a successful model to deliver measurable results through our councils, and we are already familiar with the issues...

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On sale: Stand Up tickets 

August 2, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – AAHomecare is currently selling tickets for the Stand Up for Homecare reception at Medtrade East, Oct. 24-26 in Atlanta. The reception is an opportunity to connect and celebrate with fellow HME leaders. It will take place Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30 on the rooftop of Ventanas. Funds raised at Stand Up for Homecare allow AAHomecare to support patient advocacy groups that represent a large cohort of people who depend on the products and services the industry provides. These groups, including...

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