Legislative


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.

WAMES Awards Home Care Medical Directors

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

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.

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.

Editor's Note

Your New Department

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

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.

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.

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