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AAHomecare sees increased support for industry advocacy

AAHomecare sees increased support for industry advocacy

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has created a new Diamond corporate partner class, with 11 leading HME companies joining to signal their support for industry advocacy. 

The Diamond class represents a 25% increase in dues support for AAHomecare’s public policy initiatives over the previous top level, Platinum.  

“The 11 companies in the inaugural Diamond partner class are making an unprecedented investment in advocacy efforts to secure sustainable reimbursements and sensible regulatory policies,” said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare president and CEO. “Their additional financial support, coupled with the expertise and involvement in our policy work that these companies contribute on a continual basis, will underpin our advocacy efforts to address the biggest challenges we face.” 

The inaugural Diamond class comprises AdaptHealth, Apria, Byram Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Lincare, McKesson, Medline, Medtrade, Philips, ResMed and Rotech. 

These companies say they feel a responsibility to step up their contributions at a critical time for the industry. 

“After the past 18 months and dealing with the impact that the pandemic had on the DME industry acting as a second line of defense, we believe strongly that it is more important than ever that we stand united to achieve the best possible care for our patients,” said Crispin Teufel, CEO of Lincare. “We appreciate the partnership with AAHomecare over the past years to accomplish this goal and look forward to further increasing our support for the industry.” 

“As a market leader for medical supplies and equipment distribution to the HME market, we think McKesson has a responsibility beyond selling medical supplies,” said Jeff Bowman, vice president of HME sales for McKesson. “That responsibility extends to being fully engaged and arm-and-arm with HME providers as they work to address advocacy issues that can have a material impact on the industry.” 

AAHomecare’s full list of partners can be found at aahomecare.org/corporate-partners. For information on becoming a part of AAHomecare’s corporate partner program, contact Mike Nicol at [email protected]

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