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In the year that was and the year ahead, all things point to Congress

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12/21/2018

The tide is finally starting to turn for the HME sector.

Budget neutrality dampens certain oxygen reimbursement

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12/19/2018

WASHINGTON – Reimbursement rates for stationary and portable oxygen concentrators fare quite differently in the 2019 fee schedule, according to an analysis by AAHomecare.

Payer relations: Cures Act, state toolkit on agenda for 2019

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – The past year has been a busy one for AAHomecare’s Laura Williard: She met with 28 states about Medicaid rates. 2019 is shaping up to be just as busy, she says.

In brief: CMS releases 2019 fee schedule adjustments, study finds oxygen patients worse off

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12/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS’s 2019 fee schedule provides a “modest” 2.5% CPI-U increase to single payment amounts for DME in former competitive bidding areas, according to AAHomecare.

Devil in the details: The reshaping of the next round of bidding

Up for discussion: product categories, supplier capacity, bona fide bids
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12/07/2018

WASHINGTON – As HME industry stakeholders work with CMS officials to shape future rounds of competitive bidding, they’re focusing, first, on helping the agency re-arrange the program’s product categories.

AAH releases scorecard

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11/01/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has created a downloadable election scorecard that allows users to track lawmaker support for the HME industry. The spreadsheet also notes who is seeking re-lection, retiring or has resigned.

ResMed becomes platinum sponsor

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11/01/2018

SAN DIEGO – ResMed has stepped up its support of AAHomecare, moving from a gold-level to a platinum level corporate partner—the highest sponsorship level for the association.

In brief: Medtrade wraps up, new bid resource debuts

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10/19/2018

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees selected Caire’s FreeStyle Comfort portable oxygen concentrator as this year’s gold winner in the New Product Pavilion.

Stakeholders debut online bidding resource

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10/19/2018

WASHINGTON  – AAHomecare and other industry groups have rolled out a resource to help providers prepare for the next round of Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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