Legislative


Senate Finance Committee Pushes for Expansion Delay

Leadership of key committee in upper chamber urge HHS to delay the July 1 round of cuts that will impact rural patients, providers.

Audit Key: MAC Prepayment Audits Averaged 12% for New Patients

First round of data from Fourth Quarter of 2015 yield a variety of results that take first step in documenting impact of audits on HME providers, patients.

NCART Hosts CRT Briefing and Product Expo

April 21 event in Washington, D.C. aims to increase Congress members’ understanding of CRT, drive support for CRT legislation.

Rural Bid Reform Garners More Support

S.2736 adds Sens. Stabenow, Lankford to pool of co-sponsors for reform of national bidding expansion.

Respiratory Groups Push for Ventilator Coverage Changes

Leading clinician groups submit reconsideration of current Medicare NCD for home ventilators, including bi-level devices, to CMS.

Audit Key’s Date for Entering First Quarter Data Fast Approaching

Providers can submit their information into the special audit tracking program starting on April 15.

Round Two Re-Compete Sees 7.1 Percent Overall Cut

AAHomecare analysis: Nearly every product category impacted by the re-compete suffered reimbursement cuts.

AAHomecare Outlines S.2736 Action Plan

Association calls on industry to help push legislation in Senate while priming House lawmakers to back nascent companion bill due in April.



Round Two Re-Compete: Reimbursement Continues to Slide

Initial analysis from AAHomecare shows latest SPAs show significant cuts sprinkled with mixed gains.

Bidding Relief Bill Launched in Senate

Sens. Thune and Heitkamp introduce Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act to delay national bid expansion’s July 1 reimbursement cuts.

Scientific Journal Covers Study on Bidding’s Impact on Diabetes Care

Diabetes Care covers pivotal study showed that Round One saw disrupted access to supplies.

CMS Unveils Latest Round Two SPAs, Contract Offers

AAHomecare currently analyzing reimbursement cuts, but initial industry reaction is that the latest re-compete hits providers hard.

Coming Bidding Reform Legislation Includes Key Provision

Bill would prohibit CMS from using payment amounts from pervious bids as the ceiling for future bids.

AAHomecare Commissions Study of Provider Costs

Association contracts with consulting firm to definitively study costs associated with providing HME and related services

Legislation to Head Off July 1 Cuts Coming Into Shape

AAHomecare explains to Medtrade Spring attendees the strategy being developed to fight continued rollout of national bidding expansion.

CMS Slates Next Open Door Forum

March 9 home health, hospice and DME call will focus mainly on home health and hospice issues.

Editor's Note

More of a Bad Thing

The President's proposed 2017 budget doubles down on the wrong ideas.

Newspaper Covers ‘Disastrous’ Effects of Bid Expansion

The Southeast Missourian profiles the impact of CMS's bid expansion rollout on patients and providers.

AAHomecare to Detail Legislative, Regulatory Priorities

National HME association will outline its key advocacy objectives for the year at Medtrade Spring’s Washington Update.

Audit Key Extends Entry Deadline

Providers have until Feb. 26 to enter their fourth quarter audit data into the industry audit-tracking site.

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