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Industry’s task remains unchanged, AAH says

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06/30/2016

WASHINGTON – A second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts goes into effect in non-bid areas on July 1, but it’s not time to throw in the towel, AAHomecare said in a bulletin on June 29.

Wrong and right

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is what it must be like to work in the HME industry.

In the same day (today), I received an email from a provider that exemplifies all that is wrong with the HME industry, and another that exemplifies all that is right.

First the wrong.

Stabenow, Lankford back bid bill

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04/07/2016

WASHINGTON – HME stakeholders have added two co-sponsors to a bill in the Senate that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1.

Providers lobby House Speaker

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02/09/2016

JANESVILLE, Wis. – The VGM Group and Mercy Health System hosted House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the challenges faced by the HME industry.

Stakeholders push for payment freeze

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01/28/2016

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders are shifting gears in their fight against Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Senators ask CMS to backpedal on accessories

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08/14/2015

WASHINGTON – A bi-partisan group of 23 senators sent a letter to CMS this week asking the agency to rescind its plan to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs. The letter was lead by Sens.

Deadline is here for senate letter on accessories

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08/06/2015

WASHINGTON – Today is the last day for senators to sign on to a letter asking CMS to continue paying for accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs at the fee schedule, not the comp

Hospital group taps former CMS administrator as new leader

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07/16/2015

WASHINGTON – The board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans has elected Marilyn Tavenner, the former administrator of CMS, as its president and CEO.

AAH expects new bid legislation

Association launches campaign to ‘stop the cuts’
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07/16/2015

WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is finalizing legislative language to soften the blow of the national roll out of competitive bidding slated for Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.

Stakeholders spotlight complex rehab with expo

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07/02/2015

WASHINGTON – NCART will host a “Congressional CRT Exposition” on Capitol Hill on July 20 to educate lawmakers and their staffs on complex rehab.

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