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Prior auth legislation could nudge CMS forward

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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hopes a new bill will be the legislative push for CMS to speed up a prior authorization process for certain HME.

AAH marries rehab and retail

‘It’s time to get serious’ about cash, says provider Nancy Froslie
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05/19/2017

WASHINGTON – As changes in federal and state reimbursement structures continue to squeeze their revenue streams, complex rehab and mobility providers of all shapes and sizes are increasingly trying to diversify their product lines and customer profiles.

CMS does ‘whatever it wants,’ say frustrated stakeholders

Adjusted fee schedule not what Congress intended, they say
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05/05/2017

WASHINGTON – While there is “no question” that Congress intended for CMS to reset rural and non-bid area rates for the second half of 2016 to match those of the first half of the year, the agency’s decision not to was, technically, legal, say industry stakeholders.

CMS updates fee schedule, AAH pledges to push back

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05/03/2017

WASHINGTON – CMS has delivered “a slap in the face” to the HME industry with its updated fee schedule for rural and non-competitive bidding areas, AAHomecare says.

In brief: Data shows sharp decline, Invacare cleared for re-inspection

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04/28/2017

WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

CMS data shows sharp decline in number of HME providers

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04/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Nearly 41% of HME providers have dropped Medicare since July 2013, according to AAHomecare.

That was when Round 2 of the competitive bidding program kicked off in 91 cities with an average reimbursement cut of 45%.

In brief: AAHomecare increases pressure, Cardinal expands homecare presence

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04/21/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

‘Double dip’: AAHomecare increases pressure

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04/20/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking lawmakers for relief from a “double-dip” oxygen cut in the 2017 Medicare fee schedule for stationary oxygen.

In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP

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04/14/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare reiterated its concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS’s use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency.

Association forms Retail Work Group for complex rehab

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04/13/2017

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has formed a new Retail Work Group within the Complex Rehab & Mobility Council.

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