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Beth Bowen: ‘I always say I do not know everything’

October 1, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

At an annual summer meeting in August, members of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association turned the tables on Executive Director Beth Bowen, honoring her for 30 years of service leading state and regional associations.  “It was so heartwarming they even paid attention to it,” said Bowen. “It underscores the feeling of family within the association.”  ACMESA was formed in 2016 when the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies...

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North Carolina implements Medicaid rate floor

July 8, 2021HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on June 29 signed S594, a bill that creates a rate floor for durable medical equipment, ACMESA and AAHomecare report.  Per the legislation, reimbursement for DME will be set at 100% of the lesser of the supplier’s usual and customary rate or the maximum allowable Medicaid fee-for-service rates for DME and supplies, orthotics and prosthetics.  The legislation, which went into effect July 1, protects rate floor provisions for...

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Virginia budget includes provision to protect DME access

November 20, 2020HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed into law a state budget that includes an amendment requiring Medicaid managed care organizations to reimburse at no less than 90% of the state Medicaid fee schedule for DME. The Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Assocation, VGM and AAHomecare worked on the effort for more than year. “Virginia providers stepped up to the plate when called upon to get the job done which is an illustration of the power of a state association at work,”...

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ACMESA names award after Tart brothers

August 26, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The board of directors of the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association has announced a new award, the Tart Leadership and Advocacy Award, in honor of Billy and Joey Tart, the former owners of Family Medical Supply. Billy and Joey Tart, who will receive the inaugural award at the ACMESA Winter Meeting in February, have served on ACMESA's board for many years, each serving as president, making a name for themselves advocating “tirelessly” for the industry. “I...

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ACMESA to reschedule summer meeting

July 17, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - ACMESA will reschedule its summer meeting, originally planned for Aug. 19-20 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., because the state currently prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The association is exploring whether it will be able to reschedule the meeting in September or October and will explore holding a virtual meeting, as well. People who already registered to attend the August meeting should email Beth Bowen to request a refund.

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NC board paves path to increase RTs

March 27, 2020HME News Staff

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The North Carolina Respiratory Care Board has implemented waivers reducing the licensing time for respiratory therapists from 30 days to two days, according to the ACMESA. Doing so will allow the state to increase the number of RTs available as the state and nation grapple with the coronavirus outbreak. “In an effort to expedite licensing for respiratory therapists in this time of heightened need, we are sending digital copies of the application packet out to all applicants,”...

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