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Entrepreneur destroyed

August 19, 2016Letter to the Editor

The letter below was sent to Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.Mark, as busy as you are, please have one of your staff members obtain a copy of the June 2016 issue of HME News. I would like to direct your attention to the front page article, “Diabetes: Medicare slashes provider numbers.” As you may remember, my Hayesville, N.C., DME diabetic provider business did not win a competitive bidding contract in 2013 when CMS slashed the number of mail-order providers from nearly 1,000 to 15, putting...

Diabetes Supplies, Mail-order program, R-N.C., Rep. Mark Meadows

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Industry appeals for 'common sense'

May 27, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - With precious few Congressional days left to stave off an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts, the sense of urgency at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference on Wednesday was palpable. John Letizia, the chairman of the board of the association, set the tone for the event in his opening remarks when he said of the event's more than 200 scheduled Hill visits, “Good luck and let's give them hell.” Tom Ryan, president and CEO of the association,...

AAHomecare, R-N.C., Rep. Renee Ellmers, Tom Ryan, Washington Legislative Conference

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In brief: O&P stakeholders add bill to arsenal, AAH and VGM book keynotes

April 29, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., has introduced a bill that would halt CMS's plans to make dramatic changes to coverage for prosthetic devices. H.R. 5045, the “Preserving Access to Modern Prosthetic Limbs Act of 2016,” would “impose a moratorium on the implementation of a proposed Medicare local coverage determination on lower limb prostheses,” according to a bulletin from the American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. The bill would restrict CMS from...

2016, AAHomecare, Heartland Conference, HME Audit Key, Legislative update, Prosthetics, R-N.C., Renee Ellmers

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