Legislative


AAHomcare Announces ‘Massive’ Audit Program

Audit Key effort will collect data that completely, accurately tracks impact of Medicare audits.

Observation Deck

Making Sense of Face-to-Face

Editor's Note

Repeating Ourselves

Video: Rep. Meadows Roasts CMS on Audits

North Carolina takes CMS to task on ALJ delay during House Oversight and Government Reform hearing.

Senators Send Bidding Halt Letter to CMS

36 Senators join Sens. Thune, Casey, Hoeven in calling on Admin. Tavenner to pause bid expansion.

Three More Representatives Back MPP Bill

Post-Washington conference sign-ups keep coming; bring H.R. 1717’s co-sponsors to 178 lawmakers.

Video: Advocacy Group Sends Medicare Online Message

‘Dear Medicare’ site helps beneficiaries to share videos and stories that show harm of competitive bidding.

18 Senators Urge Halt to Bid Expansion

Upper chamber lawmakers sign Congressional sign-on letter to CMS’s Tavenner.



People: Todd Tyson Presented with Legislative Award

AAHomecare recognizes DME president with 2014 Legislative Advocate Award for advocacy leadership.

Lawmakers Backing H.R. 1717 Grows to 175

Bidding replacement bill adds four more lawmakers in opening weeks of May.

Health Spending for Elderly Lowest of all Age Groups

CMS report shows growth in per capita healthcare spending for elderly was just 4.1 percent from 2002 to 2010,

AAHomecare Developing Audit Tracking System

Association launches effort to track and measure how Medicare audits are impacting HME providers.

Senators Ask CMS to Wait on Bid Expansion

Letter to Administrator Tavenner calls on agency to wait for HHS OIG to complete its Round Two investigation.

North Carolina Lawmaker to Sponsor Audit Repair Bill

Rep. Ellmers steps up to spearhead legislation that would rein-in, repair CMS’s dysfunctional audit program.

Competitive Bidding and Audits

AAHomecare Triple Play

CMS's Competitive Bidding and Audits Change Up

In this new department of HME Business, we interview The American Association for Homecare's experts to get their insights on important legislative, policy, regulatory and industry advocacy developments.

2014 Oxygen Market Survey

2014 Oxygen Market Survey

Life Under Round Two

Respondents to our sixth annual Oxygen Market Survey try to find the bright spots living under Round Two of competitive bidding.

CMS’s Wilson to Keynote Washington Conference

Chronic Care Policy Director will give attendees an inside look at agency’s current thinking.

Inaccurate Claim Denials Overturned

VGM effort to collect inappropriate denials for OMHA meeting pays off for providers.

Various Groups Fight Bidding Expansion

Patient, clinicians, trade groups oppose proposal to take competitive bidding national.

Just How Complex, Costly Are Medicare Orders?

AAHomecare infographic illustrates the high costs associated with Medicare DME transactions.

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