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H.R. 1717

Congressman wants supplier feedback on bid program

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05/23/2014

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, wants to hear from suppliers on the competitive bidding and re-review processes, according to an AAHomecare bulletin.

Market-pricing bill picks up co-sponsor

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05/01/2014

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., has thrown his support behind H.R. 1717, the “Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2013.”

Industry pushes forward after disappointing vote

Good news: House ‘doc fix’ bill delays ICD-10 for one year
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03/28/2014

WASHINGTON – In a setback for the HME industry, the House of Representatives on March 27 passed a “doc-fix” bill that contains no amendments to fix the competitive bidding program.

Full plate: AAH tackles audits, bidding, consumer engagement

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03/14/2014

LAS VEGAS – AAHomecare is on the verge of making announcements in three key areas, association officials told Medtrade Spring attendees on March 11.

Audits: Time to force things to happen

In brief: Stakeholders keep eye on doc fix, CMS issues refunds

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12/06/2013

WASHINGTON – As this year’s congressional session winds down, HME stakeholders are eyeing the “doc-fix” bill as the best vehicle for H.R. 1717.

New contract suppliers, new licensure issues?

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11/08/2013

WASHINGTON – It’s still early, but industry stakeholders are already hearing reports of licensure issues in the Round 1 re-compete.

Industry to analyze list of contract suppliers

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11/01/2013

WASHINGTON – Now that they have both the single payment amounts and the names of the contract suppliers for the Round 1 re-compete in hand, HME industry stakeholders are wasting no time analyzing the information.

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.

Have one voice, even with your competitors

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08/23/2013

It has been my pleasure and duty in the recent days and months to attend two meetings with Rep.

In brief: Seven more sign on, ResMed takes new action

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07/26/2013

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the industry’s recent virtual fly-in, H.R. 1717 has picked up an additional seven co-sponsors, bringing the current total to 144. The bill, which was introduced April 24 by Rep.

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