Legislative


AAHomecare Makes Ready for Washington Conference

Annual HME lobbying event slated for May 7-8 at Omni Shoreham hotel.

CMS Plans to Expand PMD Prior Authorization Demo

April 4 Federal Register includes preliminary information about expanding the demonstration project to 12 additional states.

Congress’s SGR Patch Nixes Anti-Bidding Provisions

Short-term fix to physician reimbursement omits bidding amendments, but doesn’t include DMEPOS cuts.

MAMES Wraps Spring Convention

Event enjoys increased attendance, Mobilis Inc.’s Brabec recognized with 2014 Above and Beyond Award.

VGM Bidding Expansion Survey: ‘Harmful’

Effort gathers 854 completed public comment surveys and delivers them to CMS.

Editor's Note

Hopping Out of CMS's Pot

What one amphibian’s dinnertime dilemma can demonstrate to the HME industry, which is feeling CMS constantly turn up the regulatory heat.

CEDI Calling on ICD-10 Volunteers

Participants for each DME MAC will help prepare for Oct. 1 transition.

Observation Deck

Repair Guidelines Need Repairs

Providers’ profit margins determine how extensively they can provide comprehensive services, and in no division is this dynamic more important than in the DME repair arena. That's why the scenario of DMEMAC Medical Directors setting allowed labor limits on repair services must change.



AAHomecare to Launch Social Media Campaign

Effort designed to drive consumer awareness of negative impacts of Medicare reforms.

AAHomecare Outlines Audit Reform Objectives

Association advises Senate Finance Committee, gearing up to launch legislation, other initiatives.

VGM Continues Bidding Survey

Organization calls on providers to share feedback on CMS’s plan to take bidding national by 2016.

Washington Update: National Expansion of Bidding a ‘Disaster’

Recent Senate win on ‘doc fix’ step forward, more co-sponsors needed for H.R. 1717.

People in HME

AAHomcare Adds Senior Media Manager

Ludwick joins association to head up its digital media and communications.

MPP Bill at 171 Backers

H.R. 1717 picks up two more lawmakers seeking to replace competitive bidding.

Obama Expands Bidding in 2015 Budget

President’s package would apply NCB rates to Medicaid program.

Competitive Bidding Round Two

About Grandfathered Patients

Respiratory and Competitive Bidding Round Two

Competitive Bidding Round Two

Coming up for Air: Respiratory & Round Two

O2 Providers share their initial experiences with competitive bidding Round Two and how it’s forced them to find ways to keep their businesses thriving.

Observation Deck

Flirting With Disaster

Competitive Bidding to Go National by 2016

CMS gearing up to expand program or pricing to non-bid areas; seeks public comment.

VGM Launches Site to Ease Bidding Feedback

To help HME industry be heard, online survey will collect feedback and submit to CMS.

Free Webinars On-Demand

No Weak Links
How providers can forge an unbreakable supply chain.

Your Audit Action Plan
The latest developments in CMS’s Medicare claims audit program and how you should respond.

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