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CMS to allow use of IFR rates in Medicaid calculations

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06/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

In brief: AAH reports drop in suppliers, Trustees report shaky finances

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

AAH reports drop in suppliers

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

What’s the score? Industry needs to stay focused

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – A huge variance in cost estimates for a proposal to expand the competitive bidding process to all areas of the country may be eye-catching, but industry stakeholders remain focused on the big picture.

Manufacturers evaluate impact of tariffs

Trump administration announced it would also impose tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico last week
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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare, on behalf of its manufacturer members, has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to exempt 48 product categories from proposed 25% tariffs on imported materials and products from China.

Stakeholders: ‘We’re an industry living in crisis’

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05/18/2018

WASHINGTON – With the fate and details of the interim final rule no longer a mystery, stakeholders and their champions in Congress are putting their full weight behind H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide more broad-based relief in non-competitive bidding areas.

AAH surveys providers on PMD demo

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05/15/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Complex Rehab & Mobility Council is collecting feedback from providers about the prior authorization demonstration project for power mobility devices currently taking place in 19 states.

Coleman to receive advocate award

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05/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Coleman, owner of Major Medical in Loveland, Colo., and president of the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services, will receive the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award at the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23.

AAH pushes e-prescribing

‘It’s time for paper to go,’ says Kim Brummett
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05/11/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s goal for a new project evaluating e-prescribing platforms isn’t to provide a Good Housekeeping seal of approval, per se, but to raise the level of awareness and comfort surrounding the technology, says Kim Brummett.

AAH taps Bachenheimer for general counsel

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05/10/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has retained Brown & Fortunato to provide a range of legal and advisory services.

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