Legislative


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.

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.

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.

Editor's Note

Your New Department

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

Lawmakers Prep Bid Expansion Legislation

Rep. Price, Sen. Thune are working on legislation that would rein in CMS’s plans to expand competitive bidding to non-bid areas on Jan. 1, 2016.

NCART Warns of 'Devastating Consequences' for CRT

Association outlines specific action stakeholders can take to lobby on behalf of rehab benefits.



AAHomecare Adds Friedlander

Experienced non-profit pro brings marketing and communications skills to association.

KMESA Recognizes Knewasser

Kentucky provider association gives Wayne Knewasser its Legislative Advocacy Award.

AAHomecare Adds Administrative Associate

Lindsay Mudd brings range of skills, experience to national HME industry association.

Average Audit Appeal Processing Time Surges to 714 Days

AAHomcare analysis shows a whopping 2122% increase in DMEPOS-related audit appeals over past 8 years.

Rep. Price: Bidding Must Be Fixed by Year’s End

Lawmaker and HME industry champion tells GAMES members that all providers must fight unsustainable program.

CMS Releases 2017 Round One Re-Compete Timetable

Notably, the length of contracts for 2017 edition of Round One is two years, rather than three.

Providers Back CRT Protection

AAHomecare members urge lawmakers to add their names Senate sign-on letter asking CMS to rescind bidding-derived cuts to rehab chair accessories.

Editor's Note

Taking ICD-10 Action

The most pertinent of those requirements today should be ICD-10, but many providers still don’t know what it is. Fortunately, there's help.

Healthcare Spending to Grow 5.8% During 2014-2024

Latest CMS report shows per capita health spending increases at historically low rate.

Diabetes Patients in Round One Saw Decreased Access to Supplies

Study: reports patients in Round One of bidding saw disrupted access to supplies; coincided with increased number of hospitalizations, deaths.

Medicare, Medicaid Celebrate Golden Anniversary

Fiftieth anniversary events include June 29 panel discussion with HHS Secretary and other speakers, as well as various local and national events.

Mont. Providers Urged to Attend SBA Hearings

July 21, 23 forums will give local HME providers an opportunity to publicly voice their concerns regarding audits, competitive bidding expansion.

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