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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.

CMS Plans to Expand PMD Prior Authorization Demo

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

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.

Congress’s SGR Patch Nixes Anti-Bidding Provisions

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

ResMed, BMC Patent Battle Continues

ITC denies BMC bid to invalidate one patent, while ResMed withdraws another claim.

CEDI Calling on ICD-10 Volunteers

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

AAHomecare to Launch Social Media Campaign

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

HMEB, RSM Conducting 2014 Oxygen Market Survey

Sixth annual survey covers topics such as clinical treatment, increasing COPD diagnosis, audits, bidding.

HMEB Launches New Products Award

Program will recognize products and business surveys across 15 categories

Resmed Unveils New Branding

Slogan ‘Changing lives with every breath’ accompanies new logo; strategy starts in U.S., to go global.

AAHomecare Outlines Audit Reform Objectives

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

Washington Update: National Expansion of Bidding a ‘Disaster’

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

VGM Continues Bidding Survey

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

MPP Bill at 171 Backers

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

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