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Aeroflow launches petition to protect breastfeeding support

January 13, 2017HME News Staff

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Aeroflow Healthcare has created a petition to keep breastfeeding support as a women's preventative care guideline available through the Affordable Care Act. Currently, pregnant and new mothers are covered for services like breastfeeding support, but these services are “on the chopping block,” the company states in a press release, under a new administration and a new Congress. “Replacement insurance plans may still include preventative care in bits and pieces,...

Breast Pumps, Petition

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O&P stakeholders receive response from petition

October 20, 2015HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - O&P stakeholders are underwhelmed by the president's response to their “We the People” petition asking the White House to rescind Medicare's proposed coverage requirements for prostheses. It took only 17 days for 100,000 people to sign the petition, the number required to prompt a response from the president. Part of the response reads: “The coverage determination process is still ongoing, but CMS wants to make clear that they're committed to providing...

Coverage, Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P), Petition, Requirement

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Stakeholders launch petition in fight over pricing for accessories

September 25, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders are now petitioning the Obama Administration to step in and reverse CMS's plans to apply competitive bidding pricing to accessories for complex rehab wheelchairs on Jan. 1. The petition had 765 signatures at press time, with a goal of 100,000 by Oct. 23. “This will have a devastating people across the U.S,” the petition reads. “To protect access for people with severe disabilities, this policy must be rescinded.” This is only the most recent effort...

Accessories, Complex Rehab, Petition

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Executive Session

When it comes to the Better Business Bureau, HME can hold its head high

November 18, 2009Mike Moran

I'm a statistics geek so when I saw a reference to the Better Business Bureau on TV the other night, I decided to visit the group's Web site to see if it included any information on home medical equipment. And guess what? It did. I found HME buried in the BBB's 2008 Statistics (the 2009 edition isn't out yet). This voluminous document runs 92 pages and includes about 3,840 “Industry Descriptions.” I say "about" because the entries are not numbered, so I did some estimating...

Better Business Bureau (BBB), Executive Session, Petition

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