Legislative


Medtrade Spring: AAHomecare Sets Aggressive 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.

Observation Deck

It's Time to be Part of the Solution

Bidding reforms are making solid progress, but they need providers' help.

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.

AAHomecare, HHS OIG Meet on Bidding Study

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

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.

Bidding Reform Act Gains More Support

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

R.I. Provider Gets Drop on Mother Nature

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

Bidding Reform Bills Make Slight Gain

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

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