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CMS bolsters efforts to reduce burdens

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06/24/2020

WASHINGTON – CMS has created the Office of Burden Reduction and Health Informatics to unify the agency’s efforts to reduce regulatory and administrative burdens.

CMS to update COVID-19 data monthly

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06/23/2020

WASHINGTON – Older Americans and those with chronic health conditions are at the highest risk for COVID-19, according to data released by CMS this week.

Heartland: Signs ahead point to ‘growth’

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06/19/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – The HME industry has weathered its share of hardships and the current COVID crisis is no exception. But, as “first responders,” providers will get through this too, VGM’s Mark Higley said in the kick-off last week to Heartland at Home.

Providers maneuver bumpy referral streams

But they report ‘strong increases’ in June
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06/19/2020

YARMOUTH, Maine – How much a provider’s referral stream has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic is very much tied to its business model, according to the results of the recent HME Newspoll.

In brief: AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid, LUCI launches

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06/19/2020

WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.

AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid relief

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06/18/2020

WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.

Stakeholders press CMS for delay

They’re also asking lawmakers to apply pressure
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06/12/2020

WASHINGTON – It’s time to take “one last shot” at getting CMS to delay Round 2021, with the agency scheduled to announce payment amounts this summer, says AAHomecare.

Naturally Able gets reboot

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06/12/2020

LAS VEGAS – Lisa Wells launched Naturally Able, an online community for people with disabilities, about two years ago, but the coronavirus pandemic has pushed her to expand its scope.

In brief: Heartland kicks off Monday, NSM buys Active Mobility

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06/12/2020

WATERLOO, Iowa – VGM’s Heartland at Home conference kicks off Monday with a keynote from its regulatory and payer relations experts, Mark Higley, Ronda Buhrmester, Craig Douglas and John Gallagher.

AAHomecare: Time to ‘raise awareness’ on bid delay

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06/11/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is urging its members to ask lawmakers to support a one-year delay of Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

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