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Round 2021 update: Not so fast CBIC?

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09/24/2020

WASHINGTON – The CBIC recently sent a message indicating that Round 2021 “contract offers and disqualification information would soon be provided” in Connexion, but they did it without clearing it with CMS, according to AAHomecare.

AAH updates: Humana, Indiana Medicaid, telehealth

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09/10/2020

AAHomecare is drafting a response to Humana’s decision to make changes in its authorization process for non-invasive ventilators, including providing only a 90-day initial authorization and requiring compliance data to extend authorization.

UPDATED: House committee approves new oxygen-related bill

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09/08/2020

WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved new legislation that seeks to address unsustainable oxygen reimbursement for stationary oxygen products, including oxygen concentrators, furnished in rural areas.

Bid relief: Everything is on the table, stakeholders say

From getting Senate sign-on letter to finding vehicles for H.R. 2771
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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent the August recess following up with committees of jurisdiction in Congress as part of their continued efforts to pause Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Advocacy: Mind the GAPs

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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – A revamped Grassroots Accountability Project led by AAHomecare and VGM now has volunteers in place covering legislative offices in 31 states, but it needs more.

In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

AAHomecare promotes ONE VOICE

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08/27/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has launched ONE VOICE, a monthly videocast to discuss the major challenges that the HME industry is facing, and the importance of strong and united advocacy efforts to securing better policy results and rates at both the state and federal levels.

AAH updates: Anthem, UnitedHealthcare, MACPAC

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08/27/2020

AAHomecare has doubled down on Anthem, sharing with the payer several examples of product cuts that highlight disparities between its new rates and Medicare rates both inside and outside competitive bidding areas, as well as the average rates currently in effect under the CARES Act.

In brief: Bid relief, first audits, new Numotion location

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08/14/2020

WASHINGTON – The HME industry’s champions in the House of Representatives have indicated that they’re still invested in securing permanent relief for rural and other non-bid suppliers, AAHomecare says.

People news: Ashley Plauche, Melissa Puccio

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08/13/2020

AAHomecare has promoted Ashley Plauche to assistant director, membership and public relations.

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