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Write the check and make the call

Times have changed, but the need for grassroots action has not
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04/24/2015

Well, I am a few months past a year since I officially retired from AAHomecare and the national spotlight as a spokesman and advocate for the independent HME provider community.

Q&A: Wayne Stanfield

‘Bidding will change. It has to’
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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – It’s ironic that Wayne Stanfield feels comfortable retiring now that NAIMES is part of AAHomecare.

Will merger renew interest in membership?

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05/24/2013

The announcement of the merger between AAHomecare and NAIMES was something I have been waiting to see. Everyone I have spoken to feels as I do, that the new association will be able to become the effective voice we need in Washington, D.C.

Will 'pay for' pass muster with CBO?

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05/03/2013

WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders expect to find out soon if the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) agrees that their bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is budget neutral.

Leading industry associations join forces

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04/26/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In the biggest sign of industry unity yet, AAHomecare and NAIMES announced April 26 that they will merge into one organization.

New focus on market-pricing program

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04/19/2013

WASHINGTON – When the bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP) is introduced, it will have lead sponsors on both sides of the aisle, industry stakeholders say.

Industry gathers 'ammunition'

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04/12/2013

BALTIMORE – Industry stakeholders believe CMS may have shot itself in the other foot when it released the names of the 799 suppliers who won 13,126 contracts as part of Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Industry opens up multiple fronts against bid program

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03/22/2013

WASHINGTON – With a new bill for the market-pricing program (MPP) expected to drop soon, industry stakeholders are mulling another legislative tactic in the fight against competitive bidding: a delay in the implementation of Round 2.

Stakeholders beat the bushes on bidding

Also: Automatic cuts include 2% for Medicare providers
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03/01/2013

WASHINGTON – With Round 2 inching closer, HME industry stakeholders last week trekked to Washington, D.C., to talk up competitive bidding’s flaws and the market-pricing program (MPP).

Industry talks tough

'You have to fix this—not us'
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02/22/2013

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s efforts to fight competitive bidding have taken on a new tone.

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