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AAH on e-prescribing: ‘It’s time to fully embrace it’

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04/05/2018

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s Executive Committee will examine e-prescribing platforms to recommend the best solution for its provider members.

AAH on bid relief: ‘We’re not going away’

Stakeholders push bill in Congress, press CMS on IFR, and go on offense with MedPAC
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03/30/2018

LAS VEGAS – After a brief timeout for Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas last week, AAHomecare officials are back at it in Washington, D.C.

Medtrade Spring enters new era

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03/30/2018

LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas may be known as Disneyland for grownups, but at last week’s Medtrade Spring, the mood was all business.

Bachenheimer on the good fight

‘This industry has so much potential,’ says long-time industry advocate
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03/30/2018

WASHINGTON ­– Cara Bachenheimer has a new gig that allows her to double-down on her efforts advocating for the HME industry.

In brief: Amazon wants to disrupt health care, VGM helps protect sleep contract

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03/30/2018

BOSTON – DME is one of five possible points of entry for Amazon to dominate the healthcare market, according to a new report from global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting.

In brief: Noridian named new SMRC contractor, Bachenheimer opens DC office for Brown & Fortunato

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03/23/2018

FARGO, N.D. – Noridian Healthcare Solutions has been awarded a $227 million Supplemental Medical Review Contractor (SMRC) contract by CMS. The primary role of the SMRC is to conduct nationwide medical review of Part A, Part B and DME providers as directed by CMS.

Omnibus bill moves forward without H.R. 4229

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03/22/2018

WASHINGTON – Despite support from key committees of jurisdiction in Congress, the omnibus bill does not contain language providing relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Stakeholders pitch bid reform

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03/16/2018

WASHINGTON – Stakeholders met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other key lawmakers last week to make their case for including language from H.R. 4229 in an omnibus spending bill.

M&A heats up, but at what cost?

‘There is little choice for ‘hometown’ DMEs but to sell’
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03/16/2018

YARMOUTH, Maine – The majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (67%) agree that 2018 will be a “hot” year for mergers and acquisitions in the HME industry.

In brief: NSM enters Pine Tree State, Cure Medical expands

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03/16/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility has opened a branch in Bangor, Maine—its first in the state, it announced last week. The provider also plans to open a branch in Portland this spring.

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