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Estrella takes time away from HOMES


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – Karyn Estrella, president and CEO of the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES), is taking a medical leave from the association.

HOMES seeks new board members


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – HOMES is accepting applications for its board of directors.

New Hampshire: Granite State providers seek changes to Medicaid managed care


CONCORD, N.H. – HOMES is trying to get out ahead of the next round of Medicaid managed care contracts in New Hampshire and incorporate protections for HME providers.

People: Board appointments, new hire, new chair


AAHomecare has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Michelle Templin, vice president of legislative affairs and business development for Managed Health Care Associates; Jeff Bowman, vice president of home medical equipme

Busy week for HOMES


BOSTON – Competitive bidding, reimbursement and audits were among the topics discussed at a Feb. 12 meeting between HOMES and HHS and CMS officials.

The 90-minute meeting was the result of an invitation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

HOMES honors VGM


WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM Group has received the 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES). The award recognizes a person, company or associate member who promotes the interest of the HME industry.

State news: Connecticut Medicaid drops requirement


HARTFORD – HME providers will no longer have to retain the original signature on prescriptions and proof of delivery for Medicaid patients for claims on or after July 1, 2018, according to HOMES.

HOMES seeks board members


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. – HOMES is accepting applications to serve on its board of directors. The term for providers is three years (May 2018–2021) and for associates, two years (May 2018–2020).

Connecticut providers face steep cuts


HARTFORD – The Connecticut Department of Social Services has published a bulletin outlining its plans to reduce reimbursement rates for HME, supplies, O&P and complex rehab by 50% to 60% on April 1, according to the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of N

States ramp up message: Florida, Maine


The Florida Alliance of Home Care Services recently joined forces with AAHomecare to discuss patient access issues and managed care concerns with state officials in Tallahassee.