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New white paper makes case for vents


WASHINGTON – A work group of the AAHomecare HME/RT Council has published a white paper demonstrating the value of non-invasive ventilators.

AAH provides update on ‘State of the HME Industry’


WASHINGTON – While Medicare will continue to be a significant payer for the HME industry, 22% of providers expect private pay and retail to make up more of their payer mix over the next 12 to 24 months, according to a new survey from AAHomecare.

AAH meets with Humana Military on documentation glitch


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has requested that Humana Military waive the requirement for documentation submission with each subsequent rental month after the initial documentation is received.

AAH seeks nominations for homecare champion


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare seeks nominations for the 2019 Van Miller Homecare Champion.

Stakeholders stand their ground


WASHINGTON – The bid window for Round 2021 may be opening next week, but industry stakeholders are still racking up co-sponsors for H.R. 2771 and working on a Senate companion bill.

South Carolina spares some products from cuts


COLUMBIA, S.C. – Medicaid officials in South Carolina announced this week that the state would exempt certain product categories from reimbursement cuts when it adjusts rates to mirror Medicare’s non-rural rates, according to AAHomecare.

In brief: Crunch time for non-invasive vents, with sign-on letter approaching deadline and patient organizations weighing in


WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Representatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

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.