Legislative


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.

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.



People in HME

AAHomcare Adds Senior Media Manager

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

Observation Deck

Flirting With Disaster

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.

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.

Industry Confusion over Face-to-Face Remains

AAHomecare letters seek clarification from CMS’s General Counsel on various points.

Industry Asks for Capped Rental Delay

Round One Re-compete and Round Two reimbursement add layer of complexity, confusion to implementation.

Medicaid Bidding Proposal Re-Surfaces

AAHomecare fights suggested legislation that would see competitive bidding rates applied to Medicaid in order to cover ‘doc fix’ costs.

Industry to OMHA: Audit Process Is Broken

AAHomecare’s Ryan tells OMHA’s Griswold that ALJ delay has put providers in ‘crisis mode’ and a fix is needed fast.

Video: HMEs Comment on OMHA Meeting

VGM members share their thoughts on Appellant Forum proceedings, two-year ALJ delay.

CMS Briefs Ways & Means on Bidding

Despite short notice state leaders call on allied lawmakers to ask top CMS officials hard questions.

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