Legislative


N.D. Lawmaker Helps Back Bid Expansion Reform

Sen. Heitkamp joins Sen. Thune as original co-sponsor of nascent legislation that would fix many of the flaws in CMS’s national expansion of competitive bidding.

House Letter Asks for Rural Provider Relief

Lawmakers have until Nov. 16 to sign Rep. Tipton’s letter to Ways and Means leaders that calls attention to consequences of bid expansion.

NCART: More CRT Bill Co-Sponsors Needed

Association says House, Senate champions need providers to convince more lawmakers to back H.R. 3229, S. 2196.

How National Expansion Will Work

CMS will expand competitive bidding nationally starting Jan 1, but do you understand how it plans to implement that rollout?

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Business Solutions

The Tip of the Spear

As CMS prepares for the nationwide expansion of competitive bidding, mobility providers find themselves at the tip of the spear. In addition to taking massive reimbursement cuts, CMS is using the opportunity to go after complex rehab — again. How can providers protect their businesses, as well as beneficiary access to medical equipment?

Life After the Removal of the First-Month Purchase Option

After almost five years since mobility providers saw the removal of the first-month purchase option, how are power mobility providers doing?

Editor's Note

CMS's CRT End Run

Did CMS try to pull a fast one with complex rehab technology when it comes to the national competitive bidding expansion?

AAHomecare: ‘This Bill Is Coming’

Association details efforts behind evolving legislation that would fix CMS’s competitive bidding expansion at Medtrade Washington Update.



AAHomecare Honors Industry Advocates

Association recognizes Tarts of Family Medical Supply as 2015 Homecare Champions at Stand Up for Homecare.

Bill to Protect CRT Accessories Launched in Senate

Companion to H.R. 3229, S. 2196 aims to protect CRT accessories from bid expansion and ensure patient access.

AAHomecare Prepares for Standup for Homecare

National association invites providers, industry stakeholders to support annual advocacy event.

HHS OIG Repeats Itself: Medicaid Should Implement Bidding

Office’s latest report recommends either CMS apply Medicare bid pricing to Medicaid programs, and Medicaids implement their own bid programs.

CMS Releases Rural Zip Codes for Bid Expansion

Sixty-four percent of the areas outside of Round One and Two CBAs will be classified as rural.

WAMES Awards Home Care Medical Directors

Donna Smith and Jim Spellman honored for their efforts on behalf of the Wisconsin association and the industry.

Round One Re-Compete Bidding Starts Oct. 15

CMS provides further details on key steps providers should follow to ensure they successfully bid for 2017 contracts.

AAHomecare, NCART, US Rehab: Keep Pushing to Protect CRT

Various organizations call on stakeholders to sign petition to president, urge their lawmakers to support H.R. 3229.

CMS: ICD-10 Has Arrived

From this day forward, new Medicare claims must adhere to the new system; results of switch won’t likely be known until a full billing cycle.

Observation Deck

CMS Doubles Down on Bidding

Join the HME leaders around the country who are lobbying Congress to lessen proposed cuts for rural providers.

Smart Strategy

Business Solutions

Setting a Smart Strategy

Providers face many challenges, but it’s time to turn the tables. Various experts assess the market and help determine how providers can set a smart course for success.

Editor's Note

Your New Department

HMEs should know by now that Government Relations is a business imperative.

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