Legislative


CMS: ‘Get Ready for Competitive Bidding’

Agency’s latest MLN Connects tells providers to prepare for the Round Two re-compete.

Rep. Price Meets with Provider, VGM

HME owner, VGM’s Gallagher ask longtime industry ally to back audit reform, binding bids bill.

Rep. Ellmers Visits NCAMES Members

Lawmaker discusses competitive bidding, audits with industry representatives at N.C. provider.

United Spinal Shows H.R. 4920 Support

Consumer group organizes a Binding Bids sign-on letter to Congress backed by 25 supporting organizations.

AAHomecare Meets with CMS

Industry representatives discuss ESRD proposed rule’s expansion of bid pricing with agency.

Home Care Medical Wisconsin Provider of the Year

WAMES awards New Berlin provider for its industry advocacy, legislative efforts.

CAMPS Co-Locates 2015 Meeting at Medtrade

California HME provider assocaition will host its annual event at Spring industry expo.

HME Provider trends and challenges

Industry Roundtable

Go Time for HME

Members of HMEB's Editorial Advisory Board share their expert insights on key market and reimbursement trends that are directly impacting providers, as well as business and industry initiatives on which providers must act.



Observation Deck

Ensuring Access via the CRT Act

A rehab supplier's view of why H.R. 942 and S. 948 are vitally important.

Problem Solvers

Staying in the Game

Diabetes providers face a number of formidable challenges, but they can stay in the game, and also rise to the top through engaging with their patients.

Editor's Note

If Not Now, When?

The time for hesitation is past. Providers must act on behalf of H.R. 5083 and H.R. 4920 if they want to fix audits, competitive bidding.

Industry Bills Pick up Steam

Binding Bids Bill up to 49 backers; AIR Act now has 36 co-sponsors.

AAHomecare Names 2014 Homecare Champions

Invacare’s govt. relations VP Cara Bachenheimer and Advance Home Care CEO Joe Mills recognized for contributions to homecare community.

Providers Flock to HMEB Audit Webinar

More than 380 attend AAHomceare, Brightree webcast on fighting audits; free replay available.

Industry Lobbying Push Continues to Pay Off

More lawmakers back binding bids and audit reform bills, but more needed.

Medical Equipment Maker Assists AAHomecare

Multi-line manufacturer Drive Medical joins industry association as corporate partner.

August Advocacy Boosts Industry Bills

Binding bids bill picks up 8 co-sponsors; audit reform bill adds 7 backers.

CMS: Uninsured Patients on Decline

Health spending report projects uninsured to be in half by 2023, but spending growth remains below 4%.

GAO Investigation: CMS Provided Insufficient Audit Oversight

Agency created a situation that quickly spiraled out of control; industry pushes AIR Act.

Observation Deck

CMS + HME (should) = Collegiality

Somewhere dissent and bickering with CMS became the order of the day and it has cost our industry dearly. It is time for a change. Policy administrators and the HME industry need to act as colleagues.

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