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Making headway on HME reimbursement issues

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10/20/2017

There’s no getting around the fact that the HME sector remains under pressure thanks to significant cuts to Medicare reimbursement over the last few years.

Stakeholders prepare for bid-relief bill to drop

They’re sharing draft language, circulating position papers
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10/13/2017

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.

Bid relief: Time to rack up co-signers, stakeholders say

‘It’s not time for grassroots to sit back’
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09/21/2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, R-Wash., began circulating a sign-on letter Sept. 19 to put pressure on the Office of Management and Budget to move on a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that’s currently under its review.

Stakeholders grease wheels for possible action in September

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have legislative language being vetted that would freeze payment rates at the Jan. 1, 2016, amounts, and fix the so-called “double-dip” for oxygen payments.

AAH launches survey to dig deeper into access issues

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07/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are reaching past the ranks of HME providers to gauge the impact of competitive bidding, as they continue to push for reforms to the program.

Stakeholders apply steady pressure for bid relief

Recent data analysis by AAHomecare shows 42% reduction in number of providers from 2013 to 2017
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07/14/2017

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders say they’re primed to build further support for bid relief after a post-July 4th recess surge resulted in a total of 49 signatures for a Senate sign-on letter.

AAH’s Ryan: ‘We are so close’

Industry stakeholders hit the Hill with letter to appeal for bid relief
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05/26/2017

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’

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11/18/2016

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
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11/11/2016

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

Final push for rural bid relief

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10/21/2016

When the HME industry last year began to take in the full potential effects of the looming application of bidding-derived pricing for rural and other non-bid areas, providers and industry stakeholders alike were alarmed at potential cuts of 50% or more for many

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