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Audits permeate Congress this week

July 9, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Audits take the spotlight in Washington, D.C., this week as lawmakers seek to address ongoing concerns with Medicare's audit system.At a roundtable held today, July 9, by Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., consultant and former AAHomecare exec Walt Gorski will testify on behalf of the Medical Equipment Suppliers Association (MESA) about the audit process and its impact on HME providers. Sen. Nelson is the chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, which, among other tasks, reviews Medicare's...

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Audits: Public enemy No. 1

February 21, 2014Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Walt Gorski, formerly of AAHomecare, once told me that audits were a bigger issue for HME providers than competitive bidding.I'm starting to believe him.With competitive bidding, providers know, for the most part, what they're dealing with. At some point, they know if they're going to get a contract or not, and they know that reimbursement will be X% off the current Medicare fee schedule.With competitive bidding, providers may not like what they know, but at least they have enough information to...

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Gorski hangs out a shingle

April 26, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

When Walt Gorski cleaned out his office at AAHomecare in March, he found himself looking at several years' worth of documents that proved some industry issues have been around a long time. Gorski plans to keep working on many of those issues through The Gorski Healthcare Group. He spoke with HME News recently about how far the industry has come—and where it needs to go next.HME News: What legacy have you left through your six years at AAHomecare?Walt Gorski: What I hope is to have changed the...

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In brief: AAH president to depart, Cardinal seals deal

March 22, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tyler Wilson, president and CEO of AAHomecare, will leave the association in September, when his employment contract expires, according to a press release. It's a mutual decision between Wilson, who joined the organization in 2006, and members of AAHomecare's executive committee. “Tyler led the association through one of the most challenging periods in the history of the industry by steadying it, reaching out to organizations with similar interests, strengthening the association's...

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Gorski leaves AAHomecare

March 14, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Walt Gorski is leaving his post as vice president of government affairs for AAHomecare, the association announced in a bulletin to members. In the position since 2006, Gorski is leaving to become a private consultant for the HME industry, said President Tyler Wilson. “AAHomecare thanks him for this good work,” he stated. “Moving forward, the association will remain focused on the activities of CMS and will push at every opportunity to thwart or turn back the mounting...

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Hit me with your best shot

September 21, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

I had a feeling when I contacted AAHomecare's Walt Gorski on Thursday for an update on how close the market pricing program was to getting introduced as a bill, that the industry wasthisclosetoseeingithappen. You see he's usually a fount of quotes, but not this time. That always makes me suspicious. True to his word, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., introduced the bill, with 13 co-sponsors no less. On Friday afternoon. About two minutes after we proofed our weekly newswire. And one minute after we posted my...

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On the Editor's Desk

Competitive bidding: What Congress is saying (and a few others) about the bid amounts

July 6, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Healthwatch, the healthcare blog of The Hill, a beltway publication, ran two stories over the weekend on the bid amounts for competitive bidding. Neither spells good news for the HME industry. At least one sentator (Max Baucus, D-Mont.) and one representative (Joe Barton, R-Texas) are hailing the, on average, 32% cut to Medicare reimbursement for nine product categories in nine cities. Baucus said: “Today we are seeing that transparency and competitiveness in Medicare results in a 32 percent...

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