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Chip, chip, chip

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Earlier this month, Managing Editor Theresa Flaherty and I were trying to piece together the latest developments in reimbursement relief and we were both getting pretty frustrated.

AAHomecare promotes ONE VOICE

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08/27/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has launched ONE VOICE, a monthly videocast to discuss the major challenges that the HME industry is facing, and the importance of strong and united advocacy efforts to securing better policy results and rates at both the state and federal levels.

AAHomecare sees increased support

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06/25/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare says it has seen a strong increase in the number of companies supporting the association at the corporate partner level.

AAH fuels state advocacy efforts

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03/03/2020

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has developed a toolkit for leaders at state and regional HME associations to use in their advocacy efforts.

Mayor’s Office honors ‘relentless’ disability advocate

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09/20/2019

NEW YORK – James Weisman, president and CEO of United Spinal Association, was awarded a certificate of recognition from the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities during the recent Disability Awareness Night at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, N.Y.

Advocacy heats up in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota

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05/14/2019

Tarentum, Pa.-based Blackburn’s hosted U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Pa., for a roundtable discussion with company executives, University of Pittsburgh researchers and other industry stakeholders, according to a local newspaper.

Wheelchair users: Ready to roll

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04/23/2019

WASHINGTON – The United Spinal Association will hold its annual “Roll on Capitol Hill” June 23-26.

Coleman to receive advocate award

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05/15/2018

WASHINGTON – Doug Coleman, owner of Major Medical in Loveland, Colo., and president of the Colorado Association for Medical Equipment Services, will receive the AAHomecare/Mal Mixon Legislative Advocate Award at the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23.

It’s time to double down

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
Kelly Turner
director, People for Quality Care

Advocacy efforts are on the rise, as we near the Washington Legislative Conference on May 23-24 and the industry pushes for relief for non‐bid areas, structural reforms to the competitive bidding program, and a critical exemption of CRT accessories from bidding‐derived pricing.

Bid relief: Sen. Hatch calls for action

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05/04/2018

WASHINGTON – Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee, has written a letter to HHS and CMS urging them to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program, the VGM Group reports.

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