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Industry appeals for ‘common sense’

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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – With precious few Congressional days left to stave off an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, the sense of urgency at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference on Wednesday was palpable.

ALJ wait time increases

OMHA, C2C pick away at backlog, but still no ‘broad relief’
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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – The wait time for an Administrative Law Judge hearing keeps growing—a symptom of ongoing problems with the audit process, say industry attorneys.

In brief: AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts, KCI fights back

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05/27/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

OIG report finds some contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements

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05/26/2016

WASHINGTON – A significant chunk of Round 2 contract suppliers did not meet all licensure requirements, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.

NFIB steps forward in support of H.R. 5210

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05/25/2016

WASHINGTON – The National Federation of Independent Business has written a letter in support of H.R. 5210, a bill that would delay the second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts scheduled for July 1.

AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts

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05/24/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

Ill. Medicaid explores single supplier model

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05/20/2016

Springfield, Ill. – As Illinois looks to reduce spending on incontinence products, providers in the Prairie State say it’s going about it the wrong way. 

Stakeholders criticize shortsighted CMS

They say the agency’s data is ‘grossly inadequate’ to assess impact of bid program
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05/20/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS took too narrow a view when it analyzed the impact of new payment amounts for HME using only one metric, industry stakeholders say.

Providers appeal for help

‘They’ll miss us when we’re gone,’ says Karyn Estrella
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05/20/2016

PORTLAND, Maine – Providers from around New England took to the podium at a Small Business Administration hearing here last week, giving government officials and lawmakers an eye-opening look at what it’s like to be in the HME business right now.

The relationship builder

Laura Williard will help AAHomecare ramp up resources for managed care market
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05/20/2016

WASHINGTON – What’s the key to HME providers thriving in the managed care market? Relationship building, says Laura Williard, who was named last week to a new position at AAHomecare, senior director of payer relations.

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