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ACMESA announces new board members

February 27, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Services Association has announced its 2020 board of directors: President Craig Rae, Penrod Medical Equipment; Vice President Brian Wilson, Commonwealth Home Health Care; Secretary Kimberly Lynn, Carolina Apothecary; Treasurer Frank Trammell, Carolinas Home Medical Equipment; and Immediate Past President, Brad Heath, Family Medical Supply. At-large directors are Pam Long, National Seating and Mobility; Laura Williard, AAHomecare; Chris Burgess, Med...

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N.C., Va. groups merge

January 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

CARY, N.C. - The move by two state associations to form one regional association follows larger industry trends of consolidation.In November, the Virginia Association of Durable Medical Equipment Companies (VADMEC) and the North Carolina Association of Medical Equipment Services (NCAMES) combined to form the Atlantic Coast Medical Equipment Suppliers (ACMESA).“We've been talking about it for some time and finally pulled the trigger,” said Beth Bowen, who was the executive director of...

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Stakeholders ready case for other payers to follow Medicare

December 16, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are looking into whether or not other payers should have to follow Medicare's lead and retroactively delay reimbursement cuts that went into effect in rural areas on July 1.Because so many other payers base their reimbursement on Medicare's, shouldn't they also have to allow providers to recoup six months of payments, from July 1, 2016, to Dec. 31, 2016, as outlined in the 21st Century Cures Act?“When CMS dropped the fee schedule across the board on July 1,...

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HME providers score win in North Carolina

December 15, 2016HME News Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina announced Dec. 13 that it will not update current fee schedules with the 2017 rates recently released by CMS. Because the decision is in conflict with its current policy and current contracts with DME providers, a contractual amendment will be mailed in early to mid-January, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2017. It will continue to use the January 2016 rates until further notice. "Our association has worked hard over the years maintaining...

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