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H.R. 1717

Congressman wants supplier feedback on bid program


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


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

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


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


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?


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


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


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

Have one voice, even with your competitors


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


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.