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More than 40% of Providers Abandoned Medicare Since July 2013

AAHomecare study of Medicare data also shows number of unique locations dropped by 38.7% during the same period.  

AAHomecare Fights 'Double Dip' O2 Cuts

Association continues efforts to get non-bid providers relief from extra-low reimbursement for stationary oxygen.

Medicare Advantage Care Differs by Race, Sex

Health care experiences and clinical care varies between women and men, as well for racial and ethnic groups according to new CMS report.

Industry Newsmaker

The Inevitable Shift to Value

CareCentrix CEO explains why fee for service will soon be a thing of post-acute care’s past.

Industry Advocates Meet with CMS’s Verma

AAHomecare staff, others to discuss competitive bidding fixes, rural relief with CMS leadership.

Next Round of Audit Key Submissions Starts April 17

Tool helps industry collect audit data in order to help make its case for reforming CMS’s audit program; now easier for Brightree users.

N.Y. Incontinence Rate Change Pushed to May

Originally slated to go into effect April 3, implementation of rate cuts will go into effect May 17.

Providers Sound Off of CURES Act Call

HME stakeholders share their stories of how bid expansion has impacted their businesses and patients on CMS call; providers can still submit feedback via email.



Registration Open for Washington Legislative Conference

The 2017 edition, which runs May 24-25, offers more time on Capitol Hill to maximize legislative opportunity.

AAHomecare Recommends Six Bidding Fixes to HHS

Letter of recommendations to HHS Secretary Price outlines six alterations to fix program’s fundamental problems.

VGM Letter to HHS’s Price Outlines Action Items

Organization’s formal letter to HHS Secretary identifies three regulatory priorities needed to protect beneficiaries’ access to HME.

Respiratory Industry Fights CPAP Bundling

Providers, AAHomecare, VGM, vendors, other stakeholders form unified front against CMS’s plan for bundled pricing for CPAPs and supplies.

AAHomecare Urges Providers to Attend Upcoming Legislative Conference

May 24-25 Washington Legislative Conference will leverage prime opportunity to work with receptive Congress and HHS.

Verma Takes Helm of CMS

After Senate votes 55-43 to approve Seema Verma as CMS Administrator, she takes first joint action with HHS Secretary Price.

CMS Slates Prior Authorization Call

March 16 Open Door Forum will focus on prior authorization process for power wheelchairs.

CRT Legislation Reintroduced in Both Chambers

House and Senate bills aim to protect complex rehab accessories from bid pricing.

CMS Slates CURES Act Feedback Call

March 23 call give stakeholders an opportunity provide agency with feedback on impact of bid expansion.

NY Providers Reduce Incontinence Cuts

NEMEP, AAHomecare advocacy effort leads N.Y. Dept. of Health to limit its reimbursement cuts.

Washington Update: Maintain the Advocacy Push

Despite having an industry champion heading up HHS, AAHomecare emphasizes needs for providers to keep telling their stories.

AAHomecare Asks HHS to Repeal Full Bid Expansion Rates

Letter from association asks HHS Secretary Tom Price to set rates for rural/non-bid areas at the 50-50, phase-in rates.

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