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In brief: WellSky deal, Medtrade registration, Spiro CFO

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10/16/2020

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - WellSky is buying CarePort Health from Allscripts in a bid to improve patient care transitions across the continuum and drive better outcomes.

Virtual reality: VGM, MAMES, AAHomecare

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10/16/2020

VGM is offering a low-cost virtual conference platform to help state associations hold virtual conferences.

Bid relief: Stakeholders press for rule to be released, bills to move

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10/02/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders believe there’s a rule related to DMEPOS payment policy stuck at the Office of Management and Budget that could spell out CMS’s plans for reimbursement for rural areas.

State round up: Florida, Louisiana, Ohio

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10/02/2020

AAHomecare has submitted a letter to Sunshine Health and Wellcare in Florida, expressing its concerns with the consolidation of services under one company and the state’s history of failure with such an arrangement.

Round 2021 update: Not so fast CBIC?

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09/24/2020

WASHINGTON – The CBIC recently sent a message indicating that Round 2021 “contract offers and disqualification information would soon be provided” in Connexion, but they did it without clearing it with CMS, according to AAHomecare.

AAH updates: Humana, Indiana Medicaid, telehealth

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09/10/2020

AAHomecare is drafting a response to Humana’s decision to make changes in its authorization process for non-invasive ventilators, including providing only a 90-day initial authorization and requiring compliance data to extend authorization.

UPDATED: House committee approves new oxygen-related bill

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09/08/2020

WASHINGTON – The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved new legislation that seeks to address unsustainable oxygen reimbursement for stationary oxygen products, including oxygen concentrators, furnished in rural areas.

Bid relief: Everything is on the table, stakeholders say

From getting Senate sign-on letter to finding vehicles for H.R. 2771
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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – Industry stakeholders spent the August recess following up with committees of jurisdiction in Congress as part of their continued efforts to pause Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program.

Advocacy: Mind the GAPs

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09/04/2020

WASHINGTON – A revamped Grassroots Accountability Project led by AAHomecare and VGM now has volunteers in place covering legislative offices in 31 states, but it needs more.

In brief: OIG report, call for proposals, new videocast

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08/28/2020

WASHINGTON – Medicare contractors were inconsistent in how they reviewed overpayments during the appeals process, says the Office of Inspector General in a new report.

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