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CMS Announces 5% DMEPOS Fee Schedule Increase

The rates for the calendar year 2022 are higher than past years, reflecting increases in the consumer price index.

ADMEA Annual Meeting & Convention to See New Schedule

Alabama HME association gears up for its yearly event, which runs Jan. 11-12, 2022 in Hoover, Ala.

Major HME Companies Maximize Their AAHomecare Support

Eleven large providers and vendors have expanded their membership and financial support of the industry association by joining its new Diamond corporate partner class.

CCS Medical Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner

National provider of home-delivered HME and supplies has come on board to back the industry association’s efforts to ensure patients have continued access to medical supplies.

Mellott and Pontzius Join AAHomecare Board

Brightree President and CEO and 3B Medical Products President bring more than 30 years’ healthcare experience combined to the national industry association.

NEMEP Gears Up for Fall Virtual Education Week

The online-only event for Northeast providers includes educational sessions and a virtual happy hour running next week.

AAHomecare Honors Ackerman

Photos video of association’s Tom Ryan recognizing Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award at this week’s Standup for Homecare.

DME Rule Sent to OMB for Final Review

After a Congressional sign-on letter urged CMS and HHS leadership to release the pending DME rule, the agencies have moved the rule to the last stage of regulatory review.

AAHomecare to Honor Ackerman During Medtrade

The association will recognize Spectrum Medical’s Steve Ackerman as the 2021 Van Miller Homecare Champion Award for his HME advocacy work.

95 Lawmakers Sign DME Rule Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter calls for CMS and HHS leadership to finally release the pending DME rule, which broadly impacts reimbursement.



Nominations Open HME Woman of the Year

The 2021 edition of the VGM award program is open to women who have contributed to their companies, communities and the HME industry.

Associations to Showcase ‘State Straight Talk’

AAHomecare and state association leaders will hold multiple roundtable discussions on each state’s HME initiatives next week at Medtrade.

Congressional CRT Letter Notches 77 Lawmakers’ Signatures

House sign-on letter urges CMS to fund seat elevation and standing systems for CRT patients. NCART and ITEM Coalition worked with CRT stakeholders to secure Congressional backers.

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Annual Roundtable

What's On Your Radar?

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines as it wreaks healthcare havoc, but there are 8 strategic trends poised to impact your business in the coming weeks and months. Are you monitoring them? Are you prepared? HMEB's editorial advisory board shares their insights.

Washington Conference Engages Lawmakers from 40 States

AAHomecare’s first-ever virtual version of the event involved 140 HME advocates who met with more than 220 Congressional offices on various industry issues, with insufficient Medicare rates that don’t match providers’ costs topping the list.

NEMEP Reschedules Fall Virtual Education Week

The Northeast association has postponed the schedule of its online education event from Sept. 27-Oct. 1 to Nov. 1-5.

AAHomecare: ‘Add Your Voice’

In the run-up to its Sept. 29 Washington Conference, the association reminds HME providers that it can’t make new meeting requests after Sept. 22, so they must register right away for the upcoming virtual lobbying event.

ACMESA Wraps Successful 2021 Summer Meeting

The Aug. 18-19 event was in-person with masks and social distancing encouraged, and saw the debut of the inaugural Tart Advocacy & Leadership Award.

AAHomecare: Register for the Washington Legislative Conference Now

Association calling for industry advocates to register for the Sept. 29 virtual lobbying event now so that there is plenty of time to slate video meetings with lawmakers and staff.

Q&A

AAHomecare: Dealing with Delta

AAHomcare’s Tom Ryan about how the industry association is approaching the Delta variant and its impact on HME providers from a regulatory and reimbursement standpoint

HMEB Podcast with ACHC