Legislative


AAHomecare Delays Medicaid Cuts

Association secures push-back of HME cuts contained in the 21st Century Cures Bill; offers prior-authorization as a pay-for.

Letizia Sworn in as AAHomecare Chair

Lifelong provider professional takes up association’s reins as Steedley ends term; aims to continue industry’s success with incremental advocacy approach.

Lawmakers, Industry Laud Mixon

Rep. Tiberi presents retiring Invacare head with eponymous Lifetime Achievement Award from AAHomecare; House Speaker Rep. Boehner, Sen. Portman also offer their praise.

Rep. Blackburn Introduces Prior Authorization Bill

Tenn. lawmaker’s legislation would require CMS program to establish a program for higher cost DME similar to the power mobility demonstration project.

AAHomecare’s Steedley Touts MPP at Ways and Means Hearing

Association’s outgoing chairman outlines to the Subcommittee on Health the various flaws of competitive bidding and how the MPP can fix them.

Washington Legislative Conference Just Around the Corner

Next week’s event gives providers an opportunity to lobby lawmakers and their staffs on behalf of various industry legislative initiatives.

AAHomecare’s Steedley to Testify at Ways and Means Hearing

Chairman will wrap up his influential term leading the association's board by explaining to the Subcomittee on Health why the MPP is a better alternative to competitive bidding.

MHPA Taps Moore to Lead Policy Team

HHS appointee will oversee policy, advocacy and research staff for national trade association for Medicaid plans.



Mixon Poised to Receive Advocacy Award

Rep. Tiberi will present Invacare’s Mal Mixon with AAHomecare’s Legislative Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award at Washington Legislative Conference.

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Senate Hearing Highlights Audit Debacle

Senate Finance Committee explores problem of audit backlog, reviews possible methods to reduce problem.

Providers Speak out at SBA Hearing

HME providers, O&P practitioners provide testimony on a variety of subjects, including audits and 2016 bid expansion.

CMS Outlines Next Round One Re-Compete

Agency shares important dates, CBAs and categories for the 2017 installment of Round One bid program.

AAHomecare Gears up for Washington Conference

Slated for May 20-21, the annual meeting and legislative push will cover key industry issues.

PCORI Names Special Advisory Panel

Panel on communication and dissemination research will identify, prioritize topics for future research.

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.

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