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Stakeholders ready list of closures


WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are sorting through reports of more than 300 HME providers closing up shop thanks to Round 1 of competitive bidding.

In brief: AAH fights device tax, Rotech reports earnings


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare President Tyler Wilson made the case for exempting all HME and supplies from a 2.3% medical device tax during a public hearing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last week.

Industry tells Congress, 'We have a solution'

Lawmakers request info on HME closures

WASHINGTON – The HME industry is not afraid of competitive bidding—as long as it's done right, stakeholders told lawmakers at a hearing last week in which they touted the market pricing program.

Is it common sense or am I psychic?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

You know you've been on the job for a while when you start making predictions that come true.

On the road: Dan Smith seeks members in lower 48


WASHINGTON - Dan Smith has spent the last year traveling the country three weeks out of every month, working to recruit new AAHomecare members. He recently spoke with HME News about why providers should make room in their budgets for AAHomecare.

Legislative update: Hot seat, PR machine and caught on camera


WASHINGTON – It looks like Medicare fraudsters have moved on from home medical equipment.

Stand up and be counted


AAHomecare will host its semi-annual reception to raise funds for the Stand Up for Homecare Campaign on the first evening of Medtrade--Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Georgia World Congress Center. Please attend this reception and help enhance public awareness about the entire home medical equipment sector.

Fundraisers seek industry support


ATLANTA - Fundraising organizers are counting heavily on the HME industry's support in two separate events on Tuesday, Oct. 25. AAHomecare's "Stand Up for Homecare" and MK Battery's "Power For Funding" both aim to get Medtrade attendees to open their wallets for their individual causes.

Planes, trains and competitive bidding

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

There are no direct flights from Portland to DC, so I flew in to Baltimore. That means a combination of car, plane, shuttle, train and taxi to get to my destination. I enjoyed a free business class upgrade, a flight that landed early and an easy hop on a train.