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In brief: AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts, KCI fights back

May 27, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.Per the merger, AAHomecare's Save My Medical Supplies and VGM's People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.“This coordinated, collaborative effort builds upon our past successes, while streamlining advocacy efforts to maximize impact,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare.The groups aim to use their collective influence and resources to...

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Stakeholders challenge OIG

January 16, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - The Office of Inspector General (OIG) says it will use Medicare claims data to review the impact of competitive bidding on beneficiary access to DME, but industry stakeholders don't want the agency to stop there.“If our industry is allowed to provide the information that we have been collecting for fair judgment, we are hopeful that the OIG would come to the same conclusion that the bid program has negative impacts on beneficiaries,” said Kelly Turner, director of advocacy...

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In brief: Industry groups tout homecare, CMS rethinks SGD policy

November 14, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - People for Quality Care (PFQC) and Save My Medical Supplies (SMMS) have partnered to spread the word about the positive impact of home medical equipment. In honor of Homecare Month, the two groups have created a centralized base, www.homecaremonth.org, for positive stories featuring patient testimonials and HME providers who go out of their way to help others. “The patients we speak with have remarkable things to stay about their home medical equipment providers,” said Kelly...

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Save My Medical Supplies campaign extended

July 25, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare's consumer communications campaign, Save My Medical Supplies, will continue through the end of 2014, the association has announced. After its April launch, the campaign generated 5,500 letters in 90 days asking Congress to reform Medicare. “One of our core responsibilities as healthcare providers is to educate patients and help them understand they are their own best advocate,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare. “We're all in this fight together...

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AAHomecare adds videos to campaign toolbox

April 30, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare has made available for sharing three videos through its Save My Medical Supplies campaign.The short videos, available at www.savemymedicalsupplies.org, help to educate Medicare beneficiaries, families and caregivers about how Medicare problems can impact them, according to a release.The first video is an overview of major issues related to Medicare reform. The second: an interview with Thomas Morris, a beneficiary with diabetes and an amputee, that highlights issues related...

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AAH surveys providers on patient awareness

March 28, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare is conducting a short survey on the level of awareness among patients on Medicare issues and reform. The association will use the results of the survey as a benchmark to track the progress of its new patient awareness campaign, “Save My Medical Supplies.” Campaign resources and specifics will be shared in the upcoming weeks, AAHomecare says.

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AAHomecare courts consumers

March 21, 2014Leah Hoenen

WASHINGTON - AAHomecare hopes its all-hands-on-deck approach to fighting competitive bidding and other “bad” Medicare policies will soon include consumers.The association on April 1 plans to kick off a new digital consumer advocacy campaign, called “Save My Medical Supplies,” to allow it to tap into a new outlet of support.“Many, many patients have been affected by these bad policies,” said Tom Ryan, CEO of AAHomecare. “Building awareness in the general Medicare...

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