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AAH has new slate of officers, board members


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has approved its officers for 2019-2020.

Competitive bidding: Stakeholders line up another campaign for relief


WASHINGTON – The industry has its marching orders this week, as it heads to Capitol Hill with a long-awaited bill to address Medicare reimbursement cuts for HME.

Claim denials in error, says UnitedHealthcare

Stakeholders had sought clarification from the payer in response to provider concerns

Editor's note: This story has been updated.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Recent confusion about whether UnitedHealthcare would pay for certain CPAP supplies was the result of a systems error, says the payer.

In brief: KCI sells to 3M, senators introduce accessories bill


SAN ANTONIO and NEW YORK – A consortium of funds led by Apax Partners has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Acelity and its KCI subsidiaries worldwide to 3M for about $6.725 billion.

People news: James Russell, Ashley Plauché, David Chandler


AAHomecare’s board of directors has appointed James Russell, vice president and owner of URS Medical, to fill a vacant seat created by the departure of Randy Carson.

Barb Stockert to receive advocate award


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has named Barb Stockert as the recipient of the 2019 AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award.

David Chandler on MCOs: ‘We need to transform school of thought’


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will grow its payer relations team in April to include David Chandler as its director of payer relations.

Stakeholders take ‘proactive’ approach to CRT recognition


WASHINGTON – Ongoing efforts to get Medicaid programs across the country to recognize complex rehab technology got a boost last month when AAHomecare announced it had contracted with Bridge Public Affairs.

Tenn. CRT bill heads to governor’s desk


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State Legislature has enacted legislation to create a “separate benefit” category for complex rehab technology.

Stakeholders work to line up legislation


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is working to get a bill to provide additional relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate in time for the Washington Legislative Conference in May.