Legislative


NCAMES Advancing N.C.’s Bricks and Mortar Bill

H623 would require DME providers operating in North Carolina to maintain physical location in the state.

Senate Passes Binding Bids Legislation

Bundled into the “doc fix” bill, the pivotal competitive bidding reform heads to Pres. Obama to be signed into law.

NCAMES to Visit Sen. Burr's Staff


Meeting will focus on the impact nationwide expansion of competitive bidding in 2016 would have on providers, patients.

VGM Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Member group ups its commitment as a Bronze Level Corporate Partner.

Industry Scores an Audit Win

Association worked with CMS to change the automatic RAC audits on DME claims related to Part A SNF, hospital stays.

Observation Deck

Fight for the Future of HME

The May 20-21 Washington Legislative Conference gives HME professionals a chance to back several key industry initiatives in person on Capitol Hill.

Editor's Note

HME's Glass is Half Full

After years of gloom, the year 2015 is giving the HME industry good reason to take heart.

Stand Up for Homecare Recognizes Those Who ‘Give Back’

Paralympian discusses life after spinal chord injury at fundraiser befitting advocacy groups and patient-facing initiatives.



AAHomecare Sets Aggressive Legislative Agenda

Efforts include pushing binding bids over the top, advancing MPP, audit reform, separate CRT benefit, prior authorization, state licensure effort.

Providers Urged to Support CRT Sign-On Letter

Industry launches effort to get lawmakers to sign letter to CMS urging agency to not cut complex rehab reimbursement; deadline is noon, March 27.

AAHomecare Recruits Providers, Patients for COPD Study

Effort will study if beneficiary follow-up and education leads to better compliance and outcomes.

CRT Separate Benefit Bill Unveiled in House

Reps. Crowley and Sensenbrenner introduce H.R. 1516 into the lower chamber; bill would remove CRT items from capped rental.

Sen. Portman Cheers House Passage of H.R. 284

Lawmaker calls on peers in upper chamber to pass companion legislation that would require binding bids for competitive bidding.

VIDEO: House Passes Binding Bids Legislation

H.R. 284’s passage means the industry can now focus its attention on the Senate in order to pass MCBIA.

House Binding Bids Bill Slated for Monday Vote

House portion of bicameral Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement Act would fix competitive bidding’s suicide bidding flaw.

Binding Bids Bills Gains More Co-Sponsors

House legislation boasts 59 backers, while Senate companion hovers at 5 signers.

CMS Announces New ACO Initiative

Next Generation ACO Model will set predictable financial targets, highlight coordinated care between providers.

N.Y. DOH Rejects Bidding for its Medicaid Program

State health department questions methods used by HHS OIG report advocating bidding for the state.

VGM, AAHomecare Meet in Washington

AAHomecare also meets with Washington, D.C. provider to get its perspective on providing services.

patient care

Care Quality

Bridging the Gap Between Care and Cost

Medicare might have forced oxygen into heavily cost-conscious business models, but there are still many ways to maximize patient care.

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