WASHINGTON – Friday afternoon was a nail-biter for the HME industry as a bill that would delay a second phase of Medicare reimbursement cuts moved through the “hotline” process in the Senate.
WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.
Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.
WASHINGTON – What’s the key to HME providers thriving in the managed care market? Relationship building, says Laura Williard, who was named last week to a new position at AAHomecare, senior director of payer relations.
WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has brought on board Laura Williard to help the association identify opportunities with payers besides Medicare.
WASHINGTON – A bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts has hit the ground running.
WASHINGTON – Recent guidance from the DME MACs on coverage criteria for ventilators is a move in the right direction, say industry stakeholders.
WASHINGTON – CMS has expanded the limits on the scope of review for redeterminations and reconsiderations to include complex prepayment audits, AAHomecare has announced.
WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders have begun the monumental task of analyzing the newest competitive bid contract suppliers.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS’s plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices.
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