Legislative


MPP Bill Up to 153 Backers

H.R. 1717 gains just three co-sponsors on first count after recess; more expected.

Diabetic, Sleep Patients Could Suffer Through September

AAHomecare: Expect deluge of bidding-related complaints from patients unable to get supplies.

VIDEO: Rep. Thompson Slams Bidding on House Floor

Lawmaker labels NCB ‘anything but competitive’ and negatively impacting seniors.

CMS Delays Face-to-Face Yet Again

Oct. 1 deadline pushed back into 2014; much coordination with referrals yet remains.

MPP Push Continues as Congressional Recess Ends

Legislative break has offered HME advocates ample opportunity advance H.R. 1717.

Competitive Bidding Fight

Industry Trends

The Competitive Bidding Fight Goes into Extra Innings

The fight to stop national competitive bidding has gone into extra innings — and then some. With Round Two reaching implementation and bringing the program to near national coverage, providers are still fighting to stop the program while they contend with its impact. How are they faring from a business and advocacy standpoint?

Observation Deck

Ensuring a 'Sure Thing' Stays Sure

CMS’s proposed rule asking for comments on the reclassification of 80 HCPCS codes from the inexpensive or routinely purchased payment category to the capped rental category threatens the viability and success of complex rehab.

Editor's Note

Going the Distance



Being the Squeaky Wheel

Providers must stay in constant communication with their legislators. Here are some handy tips.

PAMS, Providers Hold Press Conference

Advocates work to inform media, public about perils of NCB.

HHS OIG to Investigate Competitive Bidding

Investigators will scrutinize CMS’s awarding of contracts to bidders that didn’t meet state requirements.

Tom Ryan Takes AAHomecare Leadership Spot

N.Y. provider and HME advocate becomes association's president, CEO.

Observation Deck

Stopping the CMS Juggernaut

The CMS steamroller will run over patients as it crushes providers. Is that what it's going to take to get Congress to understand the real cost of this poorly considered and implemented program?

CMS Proposes Capped Rental Rule for DME

Far-reaching rule would move various DME over $150 allowable to capped rental

AAHomecare, AMEPA Merge

AMEPA marks second national association folded into AAHomecare this year.

H.R. 2375 Gains 5 Co-Sponsors

Implementation delay still viable, according to industry advocates.

MPP Bill Gains 7 Lawmakers; Up to 144 Co-Sponsors

Industry puts concerted effort behind legislation that would replace competitive bidding with MPP.

H.R. 1717 Hits 137 Sponsors

Effort to replace competitive bidding with MPP continues to gain momentum

The Fight to Stop Competitive Bidding Rages On

Industry policy, advocacy experts outline industry strategies going post-Round Two implementation.

Competitive Bidding Jeopardizing Diabetes Patients

UNC professor of medicine catalogs bidding pitfalls for diabetes patients in column.

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