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Stakeholders seek rate freeze, delay

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – With only the first of two planned cuts in effect, industry stakeholders say a freeze of current rates in regional and rural areas is their best bet.

HME spending drops to 1.25%

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01/21/2016

WASHINGTON – While overall Medicare spending has increased more than 175% from 2000 to 2014, spending on HME accounted for just 1.25% of overall Medicare spending in 2014, dropping from a 2% share 10 years earlier, according to AAHomecare’s

In brief: CMS gives update on prior auths, VGM expands

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01/08/2016

WASHINGTON – HME providers can breath a little easier when it comes to CMS’s proposed time frame for responding to prior authorization requests, says AAHomecare.

Prior auth response time not a done deal

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01/07/2016

WASHINGTON – HME providers can breath a little easier when it comes to CMS’s proposed time frame for responding to prior authorization requests, says AAHomecare.

AAH adds muscle to audit fight

Association set to launch companion to HME Audit Key in second quarter
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12/31/2015

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare plans to go live with its HME Audit Key on Jan. 15, ready to harness the power of numbers in the industry’s fight against out-of-control audits.

In brief: Invacare receives feedback from FDA, Liberator ends year with uptick in sales

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12/18/2015

ELYRIA, Ohio – Invacare has received observations from the FDA following an inspection of its corporate headquarters and Taylor Street manufacturing facility.

AAH set to take HME Audit Key live

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12/18/2015

WASHINGTON – The HME Audit Key goes live in January, AAHomecare has announced.

It’s the 11th hour for bid bills

‘This is (the industry’s) Alamo,’ says VGM’s John Gallagher
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12/11/2015

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders hit the ground running last week with the introduction of a second bill that would lessen the impact of competitive bidding.

In brief: CMS releases new new fee schedule, study assesses impact on rural areas

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12/11/2015

WASHINGTON – After finding several errors in its revised 2016 DMEPOS fee schedule, CMS last week posted an

Industry revs up lobbying engine

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12/01/2015

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have logged on to the VGM Action Center and sent more than 1,100 messages in one week to drum up support for a new bill to soften the blow of the nation

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