Legislative


AAHomecare Shows CMS Patient Access Survey Results

Updated data collected by association shows increased difficulty in DME access; survey remains open until Sept. 13.

Provider Strategy

Analyzing HME's Future

What's in store for the HME market from 2017 and beyond.

Legal Perspective: Selling Funded Products Using Turnkey Services

HME legal expert Jeffrey Baird helps providers address key considerations when it comes to outsourcing.

Providers Rush to Aid Hurricane Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, HME businesses assist patients as they are evacuated from flooded, damaged areas.

Audit Key Survey Deadline Extended to Sept. 11 

Brightree Report is now available for the second quarter 2017 Audit Key data submissions.

Medicare Red Tape Relief Project Gathers Steam

Industry submits comments to the Ways and Means Committee regarding initiative to reduce Medicare regulations.

Industry Pushes for Manual CRT Bill Co-Sponsors

As lawmakers head back to Capitol Hill, providers are called on to help secure co-sponsors for House legislation.

Patient Access Survey Enjoys Heavy Response

While patients, stakeholders help push survey beyond its response goals, research effort is still open to more participants.



2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award Taking Nominations

Nominations for the award, which recognizes AAHomecare members who have demonstrated industry leadership, are due by Sept. 8.

Second Quarter Audit Key Deadline Extended to Aug. 25

AAHomecare reminds providers that the survey doesn’t require individual claims data, but rather cumulative totals on specific audit metrics.

CRT Bill Poised to Launch in House

Draft language now available for legislation that will protect manual CRT accessories from competitive bidding.

HME Woman of the Year Entry Deadline Fast Approaching

Aug. 14. is the last day to submit nominations for competition recognizing women who have impacted the industry

Patient Access Survey Now Live

Providers, case managers, beneficiaries urged to share their experience of how competitive bidding has hurt access to HME.

AAHomecare Calls for Access, Audit Input

Association urges providers to submit data for 2nd quarter Audit Key survey, and to help lay groundwork for broad participation in patient access survey.

Providers Urged to Give August Lobbying Push a Boost

With potential legislation possibly on the horizon, HME advocates hope to set the stage with some concentrated lobbying during congressional recess.

Observation Deck

Counting the Troubling Numbers

Declining provider numbers pose a threat to patients, caregivers & clinicians. What's the right strategy for the industry to combat this?

Study Will Assess Patients’ HME Access

AAHomecare-commissioned effort will examine how bidding has impacted medical equipment access in bid and non-bid areas.

Forty-nine Senators Back Rural Relief Letter

Lawmakers in the upper chamber back Congressional call on HHS, CMS leadership to use regulatory authority to completely comply with CURES Act.

Rural Relief Letter Garners Solid Support

Follow-up to the House letter, the Senate letter has attracted from nearly half the upper chamber.

Number of Providers Continues to Slip

Provider numbers see significant drop from 2013 to now, including provider of major HME categories such as wheelchairs and oxygen.

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