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AAHomecare: H.R. 6641 Support is a ‘Top Priority’

The House reconvening next week creates a window of opportunity to get co-sponsors for the 90/10 reimbursement bill.

Florida Legislation Would Set MCO Rate Floor

Legislation in both chambers of sunshine state’s legislature would set minimum MCO reimbursement at Florida’s current Medicaid DME fee schedule.

VGM Surveying Providers on Delivery Costs

Providers have until Feb. 28 to reply to a short survey updating its 2021 survey on providing various types of HME before and during the public health emergency.

CMS Instructs DME MACs on Oxygen NCD Changes

The two separate, but medically related NCDs should expand access to home oxygen services.

RAC Audits Will Now Account for Product Volume

Requests for additional documentation will be based on the number of claims a provider has in a category.

Commerce Dept. Taps Graham-Field CEO

The Federal agency has appointed Ken Spett to the Georgia District Export Council for international trade expertise.

Push to Advance H.R. 6641 Begins

AAHomecare offers resources to help providers lobby lawmakers to co-sponsor new legislation that aims to improve DMEPOS reimbursement.

Lawmakers Intro Bill to Boost DME Reimbursement

New House legislation would help increase reimbursement by 10 to 15 percent for 13 categories that CMS pulled from Round 2021.

News Feature

Playing the Waiting Game

The HME industry waited a long time for CMS to unveil its final payment rule for DMEPOS suppliers. Now that CMS has released the rule, where does the industry stand, and how does it move forward to secure better reimbursement?

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Business Solutions

15th Annual Big 10

Once again, we proofile 10 trends that will shape the HME industry this year. The far-reaching impact of Covid-19 is undeniable, but it’s not the only factor that will define 2022.



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Business Solutions

Healthcare's Last Mile

HME filled critical gaps in care & fortified referral bonds during Covid-19. Now what?

Problem Solvers

Assessing CMS's Audit Ramp-up

Providers will see an increase in claims audits from Medicare and other funding sources in 2022. Audit expert Wayne van Halem offers insights into what they can expect for this year.

Illinois Considering Breast Pump Sales Tax Exemption

Bills have been introduced into the state General Assembly’s Senate and House that would remove sales tax for retail transactions of breast pumps and related supplies starting July 1.

AAHomecare Begins 90/10 Co-Sponsor Push

The association is calling on providers to urge their Representatives to be original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would apply a 90/10 reimbursement rate to items in Round 2021’s 13 un-awarded categories.

Podcast

Prepping for CMS’s Audit Ramp-up

Providers will see an increase in claims audits from Medicare and other funding sources in 2022. Audit expert Wayne van Halem offers insights into what they can expect.

Media Campaign Emphasizes HME’s Value

Working with Keybridge Communications, AAHomecare undertook a 9-month media drive that secured nearly 100 print, online and TV placements calling for market-based reimbursement.

CBIC, CMS Launch Redesigned CBIC Website

The new site offers a more mobile-compatible design and improved aesthetics to help users navigate competitive bidding information.

AAHomecare Shares Fee Schedule Analysis

The association has analyzed the top 25 items in the 2022 DMEPOS fee schedule, which saw a larger than usual increase due to gains in the Consumer Price Index.

SMRC and RAC Conducting New Audits

Both audit program contractors have announced new audits for surgical dressings, enteral nutrition, and parenteral nutrition.

CMS Announces 5% DMEPOS Fee Schedule Increase

The rates for the calendar year 2022 are higher than past years, reflecting increases in the consumer price index.

HME Business Podcast