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AAHomecare Recommends Six Bidding Fixes to HHS

Letter of recommendations to HHS Secretary Price outlines six alterations to fix program’s fundamental problems.

VGM Letter to HHS’s Price Outlines Action Items

Organization’s formal letter to HHS Secretary identifies three regulatory priorities needed to protect beneficiaries’ access to HME.

Respiratory Industry Fights CPAP Bundling

Providers, AAHomecare, VGM, vendors, other stakeholders form unified front against CMS’s plan for bundled pricing for CPAPs and supplies.

University of Pittsburgh Honors CRT Industry Advocates

Greg Packer of U.S. Rehab was one of 12 medal recipients; had collaborated with University on mobility outcomes tool.

AAHomecare Urges Providers to Attend Upcoming Legislative Conference

May 24-25 Washington Legislative Conference will leverage prime opportunity to work with receptive Congress and HHS.

CMS Slates Second Prior Auth. Special ODF

Second Open Door Forum will take place on March 21 and provides forum for additional discussion on prior authorization for K0856 and K0861.

Verma Takes Helm of CMS

After Senate votes 55-43 to approve Seema Verma as CMS Administrator, she takes first joint action with HHS Secretary Price.

CMS Slates Prior Authorization Call

March 16 Open Door Forum will focus on prior authorization process for power wheelchairs.



CRT Legislation Reintroduced in Both Chambers

House and Senate bills aim to protect complex rehab accessories from bid pricing.

CMS Slates CURES Act Feedback Call

March 23 call give stakeholders an opportunity provide agency with feedback on impact of bid expansion.

NY Providers Reduce Incontinence Cuts

NEMEP, AAHomecare advocacy effort leads N.Y. Dept. of Health to limit its reimbursement cuts.

AAHomecare Asks HHS to Repeal Full Bid Expansion Rates

Letter from association asks HHS Secretary Tom Price to set rates for rural/non-bid areas at the 50-50, phase-in rates.

Washington Update: Maintain the Advocacy Push

Despite having an industry champion heading up HHS, AAHomecare emphasizes needs for providers to keep telling their stories.

QS/1 Parent Gets New CEO

Turfe will lead J M Smith Corp., which operates HME software company, as chairman and CEO.

Aging Homeowners Expanding Home Remodeling Market

Increasing home accessibility needs are helping push growth in the remodeling market.

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Products & Technology

Jackpot!

Once again, Medtrade's Las Vegas sister show has arrived, and this year's attendees were treated to an expo showcasing a mother lode of HME offerings. HMEB takes a look at some of the highlights.

Editor's Note

Don't Stop Moving

HME providers grew a lot over the past several years. They must maintain their momentum.

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Business Solutions

Legislative Outlook: Fingers Crossed!

As 2017 arrived, it was clear that the legislative chessboard had been reset for HME. What is the industry's gameplan, how is it proceeding, and what are the key opportunities and challenges that lay before it on Capitol Hill?

Observation Deck

A Change That Can Do You Good

Mobile technology, data can help providers succeed in a connected world.

Product Solutions: Bath Safety

Providing the right range of bath safety items can dramatically improve a patient’s safety and quality of life. We look at some offerings that can help HMEs accomplish those objectives

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