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Washington update: Rule moves closer to reality, but agenda remains long

October 16, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - CMS's final rule with significant changes to the competitive bidding program has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for clearance, Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at Tuesday morning's AAHomecare Washington Update.“That's breaking news,” said Ryan, president and CEO, who learned of the development as the session was drawing to a close.Stakeholders expect the final rule to be published in November. An earlier proposed rule received 514 comments by its Sept. 10 deadline.“That's...

aahomecare, Bid Relief, Final Rule, Washington Update

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HME industry 'cuts to the chase'in bid fight

October 24, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The HME industry is leaner and meaner than ever, but it's still in fighting shape, AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan told Medtrade attendees at the Washington Update on Tuesday morning. “We are still in battle, still advocating,” he said.With the industry still smarting from the resignation of Tom Price, a longtime HME champion, from his role as HHS secretary, and, more recently, Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, another champion, from his role as chairman of the House Ways...

aahomecare, Bid Relief, Medtrade, Washington Update

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'AAHomecare has your back'

October 8, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OCCC - Things may be a mess on Capitol Hill, but the HME industry continues to win small victories in the fight against competitive bidding, AAHomecare officials told Medtrade attendees during a Washington Update on Tuesday.Case in point: AAHomecare has had great dialogue with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) about concerns that CMS has awarded contracts to providers that didn't meet licensure requirements in four states.“We had to convince them that we were worthy of a meeting,”...

aahomecare, Competitive Bidding, Medtrade, Show Dailies, Washington Update

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