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Industry gets assurance that bid relief is forthcoming


WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have House Speaker Paul Ryan’s word that Congress will take up legislation that would retroactively delay a recent reimbursement cut in non-competitive bidding areas in a lame-duck session after the elections.

Vents: Stakeholders disagree on way forward


WASHINGTON – Despite widespread agreement that the ventilator product category needs major improvements, the HME industry is divided on how that should be done.

Stakeholders detail ‘alarming’ situation in rural areas

Seek bill with non-HME pay-for to pass before Sept. 30

WASHINGTON – After a tough week in which CMS trumpeted its competitive bidding program for HME as having no impact on access, all the while creating significant savings, AAHomecare hit back.

Industry readies to jump back in


WASHINGTON – When lawmakers return to work Sept. 6, industry stakeholders plan to bombard them with concrete examples of how Medicare reimbursement cuts are negatively impacting HME providers and beneficiaries.

AAH’s Tom Ryan: ‘We’re not there yet’


WASHINGTON – The HME industry may be up against its toughest challenge yet in its bid to slow down the spread of competitive bidding.

Industry appeals for ‘common sense’


WASHINGTON – With precious few Congressional days left to stave off an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, the sense of urgency at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference on Wednesday was palpable.

Week brings volley of bid-related items


WASHINGTON – Last week was busy for the HME industry as both CMS and stakeholders pushed and pulled against the competitive bidding program.

New bid bill will drop soon


WASHINGTON – With no time to lose, HME industry stakeholders are ready for another run at the competitive bidding program.

Legislation in the works by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., would delay the next round of cuts for nine to 12 months, depending on the CBO score.

Medtrade pep talk: Getting to a better future, faster


The HME industry is evolving, and opportunities to innovate are everywhere. From supply chain modernization and retail, to social media and telehealth, the HME community is ramping up the pace of change—and Medtrade is a hub for this movement.

AAHomecare tries to make it personal


WASHINGTON – A businessman at heart, it doesn’t sit well with Tom Ryan that AAHomecare’s membership numbers have been flat for the past three years.