Legislative


CMS Announces Round Two Re-compete

Agency will announce bidding schedule for Round Two and National Mail-Order in fall; bidding begins winter 2015.

Binding Bids Bill Boasts 18 Backers

H.R. 4920 approaches prime summer lobbying opportunity with solid support, but more needed.

CMS Proposes Rule on Taking Bidding National

After February advanced notice, CMS releases proposed rule, soliciting comments.

Legislation to Fix Audits Unveiled

Bill introduced by Reps. Ellmers and Barrow boosts transparency, rewards low error rates.

Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association Debuts

New association merges advocacy assets of Indiana, Illinois and Michigan HME associations.

Binding Bids Bill Unveiled

H.R. 4920 aims to correct key competitive bidding failings by making all bids binding and requiring surety bonds for bids.

AAHomceare Calls for Urgent H.R. 4920 Support

Association creates online resources to help providers quickly drive bill’s support under tight Congressional calendar.

Industry Testifies at Small Business Administration Hearing

AAHomecare, industry representatives, providers describe negative effects of competitive bidding.



Binding Bids Bill Imminent

Industry working with 2 House members on bill that would require surety bonds for bidders.

Two More Lawmakers Support MPP Bill

Additions bring H.R. 1717’s co-sponsorship to 180 members of Congress.

Audit Bill in the Works

Legislation would limit documentation look back periods; require timely filing limits; create education program.

Ackerman Joins AAHomecare Executive Committee

President of CEO of Spectrum Medical will serve as association’s Treasurer.

AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Face-to-Face

Association staff and members discuss face-to-face requirement and WOPD with agency.

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.

New Bidding Reform Bills

How far have you worked to support H.R. 284 and S.148?





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