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Cures Act headed to president

Bill will roll back second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect this year in rural areas
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12/07/2016

WASHINGTON – The 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important provisions related to Medicare’s competitive bidding program, has been passed by the Senate and is now headed to the president’s desk for his signature.

Cures Act passes House

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12/01/2016

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives yesterday passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important HME-related provisions, by a margin of 392 to 26.

Industry buys time for rural providers, complex rehab accessories

‘It’s just the first step, but an important one,’ AAH’s Ryan says
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11/28/2016

WASHINGTON – The HME industry now has a vehicle in Congress for rolling back a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-competitive bidding areas on July 1, AAHomecare reports.

Bid relief ‘in the mix’

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11/18/2016

WASHINGTON – Amid the chaos in Washington, D.C., industry stakeholders have been crisscrossing the Hill to ensure relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

Industry gets assurance that bid relief is forthcoming

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09/30/2016

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have House Speaker Paul Ryan’s word that Congress will take up legislation that would retroactively delay a recent reimbursement cut in non-competitive bidding areas in a lame-duck session after the elections.

AAHomecare launches public relations campaign

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08/25/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has partnered with DCI Group, a public relations firm, to help move bid relief legislation forward.

Industry stays busy

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07/29/2016

WASHINGTON – Although lawmakers are on recess, HME industry stakeholders have been holding strategy sessions on efforts to push through relief in non-bid areas.

HME News PSA

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Friday, June 3, 2016

I hate to give you a checklist, and on a Friday.

But here’s where my brain is at, at the end of this short, but very long, workweek.