Legislative


New Biding Bids Bills Launched in House, Senate

Crunch time is on for providers, associations to lobby for new legislation in run-up to Round Two re-compete.

HHS OIG to Study Medicare Beneficiary Access to DME

Study comes as long-awaited response to request made by House lawmakers in July.

Problem Solvers

Face-to-face: Are You Ready?

Face-to-face remains an unknown. No one knows when — let alone if — enforcement will ultimately happen, but the rule has past its implementation date. How should providers prepare?

Editor's Note

Legislation Is a Process

The American legislative process is anything but linear, and a bill winds up representing much more than a one-time piece of legislation – it becomes an investment.

Competitive Bidding

Business Solutions

Head-on Competitive Bidding Collision

As the Round Two re-compete thunders down the tracks, HME providers scramble both in terms of their legislative response and in preparing their bids.

HME Business Big Ten

2015 Preview

Big Ten

As HME businesses continue to drive new revenue in 2015, the New Year also brings some serious challenges. We explore the solutions and opportunities in this year's list.

Industry Legislation Poised to Lapse

As 113th Congress draws to a close, industry advocates set strategy for early 2015.

CMS Posts Payment Rule FAQ

Document answers frequent questions regarding its rule to take bidding national in 2016.



CMS Announces Round Two Re-Compete Timeline

Bidder registration already open and closes Feb. 17; 63-day bid window for re-compete bids opens Jan. 22.

Sunovion Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Pharmaceuticals firm signs-on as Silver Level partner to help ensure Americans’ access to home health.

Binding Bids Legislation Unveiled in Senate

Sens. Portman and Cardin introduce counterpart to H.R. 4920 to help put a stop to 'suicide bidding.'

Industry Legislation Continues Pushing Forward

Binding Bids Bill now sitting at 64 co-sponsors, AIR Act at 45 backers.

New Product Award Winners

HME Business Award Winners

And the Winners Are...

HME Business decided to launch its first annual New Product Award competition this year to recognize new products and services that either make a difference in patients’ lives, or that help providers run more efficient, stable and profitable businesses. Here's a look at the winning entries for our brand new contest.

Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.

AIR Act Regains Momentum

Bill to reform CMS’s out-of-control audit program adds more congressional co-sponsors.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

AAHomecare Summarizes Midterms’ Impact

Association details how the fallout from the recent elections will affect the industry’s legislative efforts.

AAHomecare Advances Agenda for Battling Audit Backlog

Video: Association's Pres. Ryan spoke at OMHA Appellant Forum last week; slated to meet with Chief ALJ Griswold next week.

CMS Releases Bidding Expansion, Bundling Final Rule

Medicare will phase in bundling; finalizes rural pricing method; starts adjusted bidding pricing on Jan. 1, 2016.

VGM Offers Assistance with DME State Licensure

Member service organization argues state DME licenses create health safeguards.

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