Legislative


VGM Opens Nominations for 2018 HME Woman of the Year

Third annual edition of award program recognizes women HME professionals for their leadership and contributions to the HME industry.

Coleman: Industry Accountability Project Needs Support

Half of the country has an HME advocate assigned to lawmakers, but providers in remaining areas need to commit before the industry has full coverage.

Heartland Speakers: Providers Must Comment on IFR

In addition to limited rural relief, the IFR provides a platform for public comments, which industry advocates are calling on providers to post by July 9 in order to help shape bidding policy.

H.R. 4229 Tops 150 Backers

As more lawmakers sign-on, industry continues lobbying push being legislation that would provide stronger rural relief than recent IFR.

CMS Will Factor in IFR for CURES Medicaid Rates

AAHomecare convinces CMS to permit state Medicaid programs to use the higher rates for claims that are impacted by the CURES mandates until Dec. 31.

Observation Deck

CMS’s IFR Fake-Out

Like Lucy from Peanuts, regulators have pulled the football out from under the HME industry — and that means Congress must act.

HOMES Recognizes VGM Group

Association awards industry member group with its 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Award.

CMS Will Expand PMD Prior Authorization

Industry push pays off: program will go nationwide and add an additional 31 HCPCS codes starting Sept. 1.

Provider Strategy

Knowing Your HIPAA Risk

Do you meet government HIPAA expectations? Here's what the government expects from HME providers.

CMS Releases Rural Relief Adjustments

Agency adjusts reimbursement as mandated by the recently released IFR. New rates run June 1 through Dec. 31.



Providers Hit Capitol Hill With H.R. 4229 Topping Their Agenda

Using CMS’s recently released IFR to show an acknowledgement that the bid system is broken, Washington Legislative Conference attendees push for broader relief and reforms.

AAHomecare Offers IFR Analysis

Despite the short duration and limited reach of relief, association says the IFR sets the stage for broader efforts.

Major Medical's Coleman Wins AAHomecare's Advocate Award

Among Coleman's advocacy achievements are the Grassroots Accountability Project and a state law requiring HME providers to have a physical location.

Deadline for House CRT Sign-on Letter Extended

Letter urges CMS to not include CRT when implementing Cures Act provisions that limit federal funds for DME covered by Medicaid.

Meuser Wins Primary

Former Pride Mobility executive wins Republican nomination, faces down Democrat Denny Wolf in November.

IFR Increases Rural Rates for 7 Months

Blended, 50/50 rate schedule for rural and limited non-bid areas resumes, running June 1 through Dec. 31.

PFQC Calls on Industry to Double Down on Advocacy

Consumer group urges providers to support AAHomecare’s May 23-34 Washington Legislative Conference.

Industry Preps for Washington Legislative Conference

In addition to facilitating meetings with key legislative staff, May 23-24 event includes key education speakers and keynote from CMS.

Bachenheimer to Serve as AAHomecare General Counsel

Once well-known industry advocate joins Brown & Fortunato on June 1 she will provide General Counsel support to industry association.

National CRT Conference Focuses on Protecting Access

Stakeholders from various corners of complex rehab attend the NCART-NRRTS event to learn more and lobby lawmakers.

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