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AAH updates: Anthem, UnitedHealthcare, MACPAC


AAHomecare has doubled down on Anthem, sharing with the payer several examples of product cuts that highlight disparities between its new rates and Medicare rates both inside and outside competitive bidding areas, as well as the average rates currently in effect under the CARES Act.

McKesson puts the partnership in payer relations

‘I saw them putting their swords down and saying how do we work on this together’ Jeff Bowman says of the company’s provider roundtables

ROCK HILL, S.C. – McKesson recently hosted its fifth provider roundtable in Rock Hill, S.C., to discuss the importance of payer relations on the HME industry’s future.

David Chandler on MCOs: ‘We need to transform school of thought’


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will grow its payer relations team in April to include David Chandler as its director of payer relations.

VGM helps protect sleep contract


WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has helped providers in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia beat back CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield’s plans to reduce the number of providers in its network that are authorized to provide CPAP equipment.

Unfortunately, perception is reality

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I had conversations this week with two very smart women, Tammy Zelenko and Michelle Templin, about how referral sources and payers have no idea what HME providers actually do.

I expect this of most lawmakers, but referral sources and payers?