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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.

People news: Laura Williard


Laura Williard has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Home Medical Equipment & Services Association of New England. Williard is vice president for payer relations at AAHomecare.

HOMES meeting wraps up with awards, boards


FALMOUTH, Mass. – Cathy Hamilton of Coastal Med Tech and Sean Andrews of Bedard Medical received the 2017 Outstanding Volunteer Award from HOMES during the association’s annual meeting, held May 8-9. Jason Morin of Home Care Specialists received the Christopher J.

Maine providers score ‘win’


AUGUSTA, Maine – MaineCare will return to the 2015 Medicare fee schedule on May 1, according to a bulletin from the Home Medical Equipment and Services Association of New England (HOMES).