Legislative


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.

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

VGM Launches Site to Ease Bidding Feedback

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

Competitive Bidding to Go National by 2016

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

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.

Observation Deck

Flirting with Disaster

OMHA’s decision to delay assigning ALJs to audit appeals for up to more than 24 months does far more damage than holding recouped reimbursement in limbo. Even a cursory investigation of the latest developments make it patently clear that these delays may put more Medicare providers out of business than any other issue facing healthcare companies today.

Another Representative Backs MPP

Rep. Gabbard pushes H.R. 1717 co-sponsor tally to 169 lawmakers.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for ALJ-Delay Meeting

Feb. 12 discussion will address OMHA’s two-year delay on assigning judges to audit appeals.

Medicare Touts ACO Initiative

Savings driven by Medicare and Pioneer ACOs top $380M in first 12 months.

NCAMES Reschedules Winter Meeting

Snows move date of North Carolina association to Feb. 10-11.

H.R. 1717 Gains Two More Co-Sponsors

Addition bring support for MPP bill to 168 lawmakers.

VIDEO: Boston TV Station Investigates Bidding

CBS affiliate helps open general public’s eyes to patient, provider difficulties with program.

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