Providers Urged to Attend Legislative Conference

AAHomcare calls on providers to register for May 22-23 Washington Legislative Conference to get their best set of legislative meetings.

The American Association for Homecare is encouraging providers to register early for its upcoming Washington Legislative Conferenceso that they can schedule the best possible appointments for advancing the industry’s legislative agenda.

Slated for May 22 and 23, this year’s event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Crystal City. Registration for the conference costs $49 for AAHomecare members and $99 for non-members. Providers wishing to register can do so by filling out and returning a downloadable PDF form at http://bit.ly/2RScA8f.

The association aims to use the annual legislative event to build on recent legislative and regulatory successes, according to AAHomecare President and CEO Tom Ryan.

“We need a strong turnout at this year’s Legislative Conference to keep the pressure on Congress to expand Medicare reimbursement relief, provide a longer-term solution for suppliers outside of bidding areas, fix oxygen payment policy, and protect access to CRT and ventilators,” he said. “In addition, the Legislative Conference will provide an opportunity for the HME community to respond to any significant issues raised in CMS guidance on the next bidding round, which is likely to be released before the Conference takes place.”

To learn more about AAHomecare’s legislative, regulatory and payer relations objectives for 2019, listen to episode 002 of the HMEB Podcast.

For hotel reservations, Doubletree by Hilton Crystal City is offering an early bird discount of $239 a night for a single room until April 29. To reserve a room, attendees should call the hotel at (800) 222-8733 and reference the American Association for Homecare. 

For special requests and questions, contact Gordon Barnes at gordonb@aahomecare.org. Companies and organizations interested in sponsoring the event should contact Sue Mairena at suem@aahomecare.org for details.

About the Author

David Kopf is the Executive Editor of HME Business and DME Pharmacy magazine. Follow him on Twitter at @postacutenews.

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