Legislative


Industry Legislation Poised to Lapse

As 113th Congress draws to a close, industry advocates set strategy for early 2015.

CMS Posts Payment Rule FAQ

Document answers frequent questions regarding its rule to take bidding national in 2016.

CMS Announces Round Two Re-Compete Timeline

Bidder registration already open and closes Feb. 17; 63-day bid window for re-compete bids opens Jan. 22.

Sunovion Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

Pharmaceuticals firm signs-on as Silver Level partner to help ensure Americans’ access to home health.

Binding Bids Legislation Unveiled in Senate

Sens. Portman and Cardin introduce counterpart to H.R. 4920 to help put a stop to 'suicide bidding.'

Industry Legislation Continues Pushing Forward

Binding Bids Bill now sitting at 64 co-sponsors, AIR Act at 45 backers.

New Product Award Winners

HME Business Award Winners

And the Winners Are...

HME Business decided to launch its first annual New Product Award competition this year to recognize new products and services that either make a difference in patients’ lives, or that help providers run more efficient, stable and profitable businesses. Here's a look at the winning entries for our brand new contest.

Observation Deck

The Price of 'Keeping the Doors Open'

One provider takes stock of the true personal and professional cost paid when a home medical equipment business has to fight for survival in the face of CMS's competitive bidding and reimbursement cuts.



AIR Act Regains Momentum

Bill to reform CMS’s out-of-control audit program adds more congressional co-sponsors.

Binding Bids Bill Shoots to 61 Backers

12 more lawmakers attach their signatures to bill that would fix a key competitive bidding flaw.

AAHomecare Summarizes Midterms’ Impact

Association details how the fallout from the recent elections will affect the industry’s legislative efforts.

AAHomecare Advances Agenda for Battling Audit Backlog

Video: Association's Pres. Ryan spoke at OMHA Appellant Forum last week; slated to meet with Chief ALJ Griswold next week.

CMS Releases Bidding Expansion, Bundling Final Rule

Medicare will phase in bundling; finalizes rural pricing method; starts adjusted bidding pricing on Jan. 1, 2016.

VGM Offers Assistance with DME State Licensure

Member service organization argues state DME licenses create health safeguards.

AAHomecare’s Ryan: 'We Can Beat This Thing'

Association updates industry on efforts to rein in competitive bidding, as well other initiatives.

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.

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