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John Quinlan: ‘It’s important they know what we do’

June 30, 2023Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WAYLAND, N.Y. – John Quinlan, president of the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association, has been named chairman of AAHomecare’s State Leaders Council, giving him a larger platform to advocate for an industry he’s been passionate about since he was a young boy delivering prescriptions on bicycle for his father’s pharmacy.   “It's been very much a passion for me to take care of (association) members, make sure we're fairly reimbursed and let everyone...

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NEMEP calls for volunteers

January 12, 2022HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Northeast Medical Equipment Suppliers Association is looking for committee volunteers for 2022. NEMEP has several working committees that strengthen the value of its membership, the association says. Committees with openings include Membership, Payer Relations, Legislative and Education. Most committees hold monthly conference calls, depending on need. For more information or to volunteer, email Beth Bowen, executive director, at

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In brief: Final rule, Great Elm, Best Buy Health

March 5, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has partnered with AAHomecare and the VGM Group to send a one-page letter to CMS urging the agency to publish the DMEPOS final rule as quickly as possible. A proposed rule published in October outlined the agency’s plans to make permanent the 50-50 blended reimbursement rates in rural areas. “In light of the pandemic, it is more important than ever that the Medicare payment system provides stability to suppliers...

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NEMEP news: New board, virtual event

July 31, 2020HME News Staff

CARY, N.C. - NEMEP has elected its new board of directors and officers. They are: John Quinlan, Quinlan's Pharmacy & Medical Equipment, president; Patty Reni, McKesson Homecare, president-elect; Michael Grabko, Dynamic Healthcare Services, treasurer; and Kathy Sircovitch, At Home Medical (Atlantic Health), secretary…This year's NEMEP Annual Meeting will take virtually Sept. 28-Oct. 2. The original, in-person event was slated for April. Attendees can expect the same high-level content, including...


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Short take: NEMEP

June 26, 2020HME News Staff

Save the date: The Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association has announced it will hold a virtual conference the week of Sept. 28. The association was forced to postpone its spring conference due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Since having to postpone our April meeting, NEMEP has been working to keep you updated on critical issues and to determine the best way to serve our members,” the association stated in an email bulletin. “For 2020, the best solution is to hold a virtual...

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Spring events postponed

March 12, 2020HME News Staff

The ATHOMES Spring Conference, scheduled for March 19-20, has been postponed in the wake of a deadly tornado that struck Nashville, and middle and east Tennessee on March 3. A new date has not been set. Those needing a refund can email Otherwise, your payment can be held until the new date is announced. The NEMEP Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 1-2 in Tarrytown, N.Y., has been postponed as precaution against COVID-19. A new date and location has not been set. Members needing...

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In brief: AAH submits comments on bidding, Bowen to lead NEMEP

April 14, 2017HME News Staff

  WASHINGTON - AAHomecare reiterated it concerns about the structure of the competitive bidding process, including CMS's use of median bid prices instead of market clearing prices, in recent comments submitted to the agency. CMS was mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act to take into account stakeholder input on future pricing in non-bid areas, which got their first taste of the program in 2016. In its comments, AAHomecare also asked for more...

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New York, New Jersey form NEMEP

March 27, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York and New Jersey are the two latest states to merge their HME associations.The New York Medical Equipment Providers Association (NYMEP) and the Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Services (JAMES) formed the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association (NEMEP) in January.“We wanted to broker on our already close involvement,” said Kim Voelker, executive director of NEMEP. “We also wanted to open up avenues for membership growth.”For now, NEMEP...

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New York reduces cut for incontinence supplies

March 9, 2017HME News Staff

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Department of Health has announced an average reduction of 20% for incontinence supplies, according to a bulletin from AAHomecare. Previously, it had proposed a 30% reduction, but AAHomecare and the Northeast Medical Equipment Providers Association expressed concerns regarding the unsustainability of the cuts. The new rate takes effect April 3.

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