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In wake of Sandy, CMS grants audit relief


BALTIMORE – HME providers who are dealing with the fallout from Hurricane Sandy won't also have to deal with audits, AAHomecare announced Nov. 7.

Waivers 'get Medicare regs out of your way'

Stakeholders: What about audits?

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services will waive or modify requirements for Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP providers in New York and New Jersey due to Hurricane Sandy.

MPP madness

Friday, October 26, 2012

The amount of talk and activity around the market-pricing program (MPP) is really at a pitch and fever that I’ve never heard and seen before.

That’s a big deal.

Bid fight: Stakeholders turn up the heat


WASHINGTON – With little time left to pass H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders are pulling out all the stops.  

Here are some of their latest activities:

H.R. 6490: How does your state measure up?


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare issued a "10-day challenge" yesterday to build momentum for H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

In brief: USM buys Glass Seating


ST. LOUIS – United Seating & Mobility (USM) acquired Glass Seating & Mobility in September, according to a press release.

AAH issues call to action

'We want everyone to become zealots'

ATLANTA – Even though a good number of attendees at the AAHomecare Washington Update at Medtrade raised their hands when asked if they’ve contacted their congressmen about the market-pricing program (MPP), the association’s lobbyist said: “That’s not enough.”

Landauer, Miller named Homecare Champions


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare on Oct. 10 announced the winners of this year’s Homecare Champion Award: Alan Landauer, chairman of Landauer Metropolitan; and Van Miller, founder and president of The VGM Group.

As utilization goes, so goes The Scooter Store


NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Utilization for K0823, the most popular power wheelchair, is down about 25% so far this year—a statistic not lost on The Scooter Store.