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DMEPOS proposed rule is on the move

October 19, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – CMS has sent the DMEPOS proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for final review, AAHomecare reports.  A letter asking CMS to act on the rule, published a year ago, garnered 95 signatures last week from members of the House of Representatives, including champions on the influential Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.  “Capitol Hill is starting to understand the market realities and new operational environment that suppliers...

AAHomcare, Competitive Bidding, DMEPOS Proposed Rule

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AAH comments on rates 

December 29, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Rates in former competitive bidding areas should be based on a 90/10 blended payment formula, AAHomecare argues in its comments to CMS’s recent DMEPOS Proposed Rule.  “The 90% should be based on the current payment rates in former CBAs, and the 10% should be based on the 2015 unadjusted fee schedule,” the association says.  Non-rural, non-CBAs should be based on a 75/25 blended payment formula, with the 75% based on the current rates...

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In brief: Russalesi is Woman of the Year, Brightree expands resupply offering

October 22, 2019HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Wendy Russalesi, chief compliance officer for AdaptHealth, has been named 2019 Woman of the Year.Russalesi, who has worked in the HME industry for more than 20 years, received the VGM-sponsored award before the AAHomecare Washington Update on Tuesday morning.Russalesi plays an integral role in the strategic direction, implementation and oversight of AdaptHealth's corporate compliance programs and ensures the provider meets compliance requirements on the local, state and federal level. AdaptHealth,...

AAHomcare, Brightree, Medtrade 19, PBE, VGM, Wendy Russalesi, woman of the year

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In brief: Tricare will make payment adjustments; Hospital HME, DASCO form partnership

July 14, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Tricare, the healthcare program for uniformed services members and their families, will also adjust payments from June through December 2016 per a provision in the 21st Century Cures Act, according to AAHomecare.The provision in the Cures Act requires Medicare to retroactively delay a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas from July 1, 2016, to Jan. 1, 2017, allowing providers to recoup a portion of six months worth of payments.In a letter responding to HME providers...

AAHomcare, DASCO, SleepQuest, TRICARE, vgm group

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Bid legislation to provide breathing room

July 17, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press.But there's only so much they can do until they have a “score” from the Congressional Budget Office, they say.“We'll begin a full grassroots push, which we've lined up,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare. “We can work the committees and we can work the grassroots angle, but we've got to get a...

AAHomcare, Bid Expansion, MAMES, Rep. Tom Price

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