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Lawmakers Backing H.R. 1717 Grows to 175

Bidding replacement bill adds four more lawmakers in opening weeks of May.

Invacare Sponsors Buckeye Wheelchair Games

More than 40 veterans from Ohio and Pennsylvania came to compete in Paralyzed Veterans of America games.

Home Care Medical Announces Another Contract Win

Wisconsin HME will be an in-network provider for Trilogy Health Plan new Medicaid HMO health insurance members.

Health Spending for Elderly Lowest of all Age Groups

CMS report shows growth in per capita healthcare spending for elderly was just 4.1 percent from 2002 to 2010,

AAHomecare Developing Audit Tracking System

Association launches effort to track and measure how Medicare audits are impacting HME providers.

Senators Ask CMS to Wait on Bid Expansion

Letter to Administrator Tavenner calls on agency to wait for HHS OIG to complete its Round Two investigation.

North Carolina Lawmaker to Sponsor Audit Repair Bill

Rep. Ellmers steps up to spearhead legislation that would rein-in, repair CMS’s dysfunctional audit program.

Wis. Provider, Health Network Enter Contract

Home Care Medical will be an in-network provider for Sheboygan Employer’s Health Network.



VGM Group Acquires Healthcare Consulting Firm

Member service group will merge newly bought Simply Shops into VGM Retail.

CMS’s Wilson to Keynote Washington Conference

Chronic Care Policy Director will give attendees an inside look at agency’s current thinking.

HMEB Hosting Employment Law Webinar

Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr lawyers explore employment law pitfalls providers need to avoid.

Inaccurate Claim Denials Overturned

VGM effort to collect inappropriate denials for OMHA meeting pays off for providers.

DHS Acquires RespaTech

Medical, DME portfolio company purchases N.J. full-service HME provider business.

Physical Activity Cuts Readmissions for COPD Patients

Study shows COPD patients engaging in any level of physical activity had lower readmission risk.

Various Groups Fight Bidding Expansion

Patient, clinicians, trade groups oppose proposal to take competitive bidding national.

Just How Complex, Costly Are Medicare Orders?

AAHomecare infographic illustrates the high costs associated with Medicare DME transactions.

Bidding Threat to Medicaid Bigger than Initially Feared

Expanding bidding cuts to Medicaid rates will result in reimbursement lower than Medicare.

Essentially Women Wraps Focus on the Future 2014

Fourteenth annual expo and conference features a range of accredited educational sessions geared for women’s health providers.

: 82 Lawmakers Sign Thomson-Braley Letter

Letter from Congress members opposing CMS’s proposed bidding rules is sent to CMS Administrator Tavenner.

AAHomecare Makes Ready for Washington Conference

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

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