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Lawmakers, stakeholders continue press for bid delay


WASHINGTON – West Virginia’s congressional delegation has asked CMS Administrator Seema Verma to delay Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program during the public health emergency.

CQRC taps Teufel as new chairman


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has named Crispin Teufel as chairman of the board.

CQRC to CMS: Help providers do their jobs


I am writing on behalf of the Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC) to highlight how our members—the home oxygen, sleep, and ventilation therapy suppliers and manufacturers–are prepared to help during the COVID-19 emergency when patients diagnosed with th

In brief: Providers deploy precautions, infusion bills introduced


YARMOUTH, Maine – HME providers have begun taking proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of employees, patients and their communities in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

CQRC backs AHRQ report


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has highlighted a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that found patients who use home respiratory therapies tend to experience better health outcomes than those who do not.

Act fast on SMART Act, stakeholders say


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are pushing providers to act fast on a bill delaying the inclusion of non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding for five years.

In brief: CMS releases adjusted rates, ResMed buys another software provider


WASHINGTON – CMS on May 25 published the adjusted reimbursement rates that will go into effect for seven months in rural areas.

CQRC questions OIG findings


WASHINGTON – The Council on Quality Respiratory Care criticized a recent report from the Office of Inspector General, saying it underestimates the negative impact of the competitive bidding program on access for oxygen patients.

CQRC expresses ‘disappointment’ over House inaction


WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has called on Congressional leaders to act on legislation that would retroactively delay cuts that go into effect July 1.

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, or something like that

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

AAHomecare is in a difficult position. It is the industry’s national association, yet it has a relatively small membership. As such, non-members are often prone to question the association’s motives on a variety of issues.