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Stakeholders seek five-year bid delay for non-invasive vents


ATLANTA – A bill could be introduced literally any day now to pump the brakes on CMS’s plans to include non-invasive ventilation in its competitive bidding program, AAHomecare’s Jay Witter told Medtrade attendees on Tuesday morning.

Bid relief update: Stakeholders target ESRD rule, as pressure mounts


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say an upcoming rule could be a potential vehicle for changes to Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders prepare for bid-relief bill to drop

They’re sharing draft language, circulating position papers

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the task of shoring up support in anticipation of a bill that would provide some relief from the competitive bid program.

Legislative update: One letter down, one more to go

‘(These letters) give HHS Secretary Price a club to hit career staffers with’

WATERLOO, Iowa – Fresh on the heels of a successful letter in the House of Representatives seeking competitive bidding relief, industry stakeholders say they now have their sights on a Senate version.

AAH’s Ryan: ‘We are so close’

Industry stakeholders hit the Hill with letter to appeal for bid relief

WASHINGTON – The timing of AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference couldn’t have been better, Tom Ryan told attendees on Wednesday, the day before their Capitol Hill meetings.

Bid relief ‘in the mix’


WASHINGTON – Amid the chaos in Washington, D.C., industry stakeholders have been crisscrossing the Hill to ensure relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

Trump, man of mystery

Stakeholders latch on to president-elect’s stances on small government

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are looking ahead at what a Trump presidency could mean for HME.

Industry pulls out all stops to push bill

Second phase of cuts hits non-bid areas on July 1

WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon was a nail-biter for the HME industry as a bill that would delay a second phase of Medicare reimbursement cuts moved through the “hotline” process in the Senate.

Reboot: Band of lobbyists


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has resurrected its Legislative Council to pool the industry’s lobbying efforts.

Bid, audit bills near prime time


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders expect Reps. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, and John Larson, D-Conn., to lead a group of lawmakers in introducing a bill this week that would require HME providers to obtain bid bonds as part of the competitive bidding program.