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HHS ends vent contracts with Philips, Vyaire, Hamilton

News follows OIG’s announcement that it would audit the contracts
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09/02/2020

AMSTERDAM – Royal Philips announced Monday that it has received notice from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that its contract to deliver 43,000 bundled EV300 ventilator configurations through December 2020 has been partially terminated.

GM passes torch to Ventec, after completing order

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09/02/2020

KOKOMO, Ind. – General Motors and Ventec Life Systems delivered its 30,000th V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Aug. 31.

HHS reopens relief funding

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08/04/2020

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has reopened applications for Medicare-based relief funding and extended the application deadline for Medicaid-based relief, according to AAHomecare.

In brief: AAH collects funds, Senate green-lights HHS chief

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06/06/2014

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has kicked off a campaign to raise $250,000 in the next two years to develop and launch HME Audit Key, a tool to track audit activity.

Sebelius resigns from HHS

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius has resigned after serving five years as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS releases physician pay data

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04/10/2014

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services has released data on the services physicians provide to Medicare beneficiaries and how much they are paid.

Bidding: AAH abandons lawsuit, lawmakers apply pressure

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09/27/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has dropped its bid to stop competitive bidding in the courts.

Lawmakers call on OIG to investigate competitive bidding

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06/24/2013

WASHINGTON – In a June 21 letter to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, call on the agency to investigate the possibility that CMS deliberately overlooked its own rules when awarding contracts for competitive bidding, according to a press release.

Talk about value

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The home medical equipment sector needs to be part of the accelerating national conversation about healthcare costs, outcomes and value.

AAHomecare, HME provider take CMS to court

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06/20/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and Havre de Grace, Md.-based Home Mediservice have filed a lawsuit against Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), asking her to stop the July 1 expansion of competitive bidding because of “licensing irregularities.”

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