Legislative


Bidding Could Save N.Y. Medicaid Millions

HHS OIG report recommends Empire State's Medicaid agency implement competitive bidding across 54 DME items; estimates state could have saved $8.9 million during 2011 and 2012 if it had.

AAHomecare to Unveil Power Panel at Medtrade Spring

March 31 panel will show how providers’ grassroots efforts and top-level lobbying work hand-in-hand.

Round Two Re-Compete Registration Deadline Hits Tuesday

Round Two bidders must register by Feb. 17 in order to participate in re-compete; deadline for all bids set for March 25.

AAHomecare, HHS OIG Meet on Bidding Study

Meeting covered methods for examination of competitive bidding’s impact on patient access to care.

Bidding Reform Act Gains More Support

House bill gains co-sponsors while Senate bill hovers; providers urged to join grassroots lobbying effort.

Bidding Reform Bills Make Slight Gain

House binding bids legislation adds three co-sponsors while Senate companion hovers.

R.I. Provider Gets Drop on Mother Nature

In days before January’s nor’easter, Absolute Respiratory Care anticipates patient needs.

Editor's Note

The Tip of the Spear



ICD-10

Products & Technology

Countdown to ICD-10: Are you Ready?

CMS has set Oct. 1, 2015 as the compliance date for all Medicare stakeholders to comply with the latest version of the World Health Organization’s classification system for diseases and related health problems. Are providers ready? From the front end to the back end of the business, we look at what are the key ways providers need to ensure they will be entirely prepared for implementation.

ICD Preparation

Provider Poll: ICD Preparation

Are You Prepared for ICD-10?

The Tip of the Spear

Competitive bidding’s negative impacts are all too real, and strong reason to keep fighting.

New Bidding Reforms Gaining Congressional Support

House legislation starts strong out of the gate, Senate bill starts picking up co-sponsors.

AAHomecare Calls on Providers to Back Bidding Bills

Message from industry association urges providers to contact their lawmakers.

NCAMES Slates Winter Meeting Agenda

Feb. 11-12 event will feature full educational agenda and addresses from state health officials.

HHS OIG to Study Medicare Beneficiary Access to DME

Study comes as long-awaited response to request made by House lawmakers in July.

New Biding Bids Bills Launched in House, Senate

Crunch time is on for providers, associations to lobby for new legislation in run-up to Round Two re-compete.

Editor's Note

Legislation Is a Process

The American legislative process is anything but linear, and a bill winds up representing much more than a one-time piece of legislation – it becomes an investment.

Problem Solvers

Face-to-face: Are You Ready?

Face-to-face remains an unknown. No one knows when — let alone if — enforcement will ultimately happen, but the rule has past its implementation date. How should providers prepare?

Competitive Bidding

Business Solutions

Head-on Competitive Bidding Collision

As the Round Two re-compete thunders down the tracks, HME providers scramble both in terms of their legislative response and in preparing their bids.

HME Business Big Ten

2015 Preview

Big Ten

As HME businesses continue to drive new revenue in 2015, the New Year also brings some serious challenges. We explore the solutions and opportunities in this year's list.

Retail Revenues

What percentage of your revenue is comprised of retail sales?






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