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In brief: Study highlights bid program’s flaws, Amazon eyes medical supplies pilot

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07/20/2018

SAN FRANCISCO – Add the Pacific Research Institute to the long list of economists and researchers who believe CMS’s current competitive bidding program for HME is inefficient at best and dangerous at worst.

AAHomecare: Please Stand Up

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07/20/2018

WASHINGTON – Registration is now open for AAHomecare’s Stand Up for Homecare Reception at Medtrade in Atlanta.

CMS upends competitive bidding

Agency pauses program with plans to implement significant changes, including some that stem from industry recommendations
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07/13/2018

WASHINGTON – All Medicare-enrolled HME providers are back in business starting Jan. 1, 2019.

AAH updates: Bidding, MedPAC, Medicaid

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06/21/2018

AAHomecare submitted two letters to Health and Human Services and CMS officials this week.

Trump tariffs: Several DME product categories dropped

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06/21/2018

WASHINGTON – Efforts by AAHomecare and its manufacturer members to exempt several product categories from a 25% tariff on imported materials and products from China have partially paid off.

CMS to allow use of IFR rates in Medicaid calculations

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06/14/2018

WASHINGTON – CMS has agreed that states can process claims using the higher fee schedule amounts for claims in rural areas from June 1-Dec. 16, 2018, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare.

In brief: AAH reports drop in suppliers, Trustees report shaky finances

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

AAH reports drop in suppliers

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06/08/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s latest analysis shows a 33% decrease in the number of unique traditional DME suppliers since the beginning of competitive bidding and a 31% decrease in the number of traditional DME supplier locations.

What’s the score? Industry needs to stay focused

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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – A huge variance in cost estimates for a proposal to expand the competitive bidding process to all areas of the country may be eye-catching, but industry stakeholders remain focused on the big picture.

Manufacturers evaluate impact of tariffs

Trump administration announced it would also impose tariffs on the EU, Canada and Mexico last week
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06/01/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare, on behalf of its manufacturer members, has asked the U.S. Trade Representative to exempt 48 product categories from proposed 25% tariffs on imported materials and products from China.

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