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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.”

Senators introduce bill to improve Medicare transparency

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06/19/2013

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are reintroducing a bill to make Medicare claims and billing data more transparent, according to a press release.

Proposed rule goes too far

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05/31/2013

WASHINGTON – Providers with high error rates could lose their billing privileges if a proposed rule takes effect.

Industry casts further doubt on bid process

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05/17/2013

WASHINGTON – H.R. 1717 remains the HME industry’s No. 1 priority, but with time running out, stakeholders are again pressing for a delay in the July 1 start date of Round 2 of competitive bidding.

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