Legislative


House Letter Offers Tool for Regulatory Reform

The Congressional sign-on letter wrapped with 154 signatures, giving Price, Verma leverage for internal bidding reforms at CMS.

House Sign-On Letter Continues Gathering Traction

Letter to Price, Verma calling for various bid reforms now boast more than 100 lawmakers’ signatures.

The TRICARE Question

TRICARE and other payers that tie their rates to Medicare have yet to adjust reimbursement per the CURES Act. What’s being done to change that?

AAHomecare Recognizes Kucka With Mal Mixon Award

Indiana provider honored for his advocacy efforts and lengthy service on the association’s board and councils.

Observation Deck

The Power of Imagineering

Engaging in positive thinking can truly advance HME's legislative aims.

Editor's Note

The Next Cut

What happens when the next reimbursement cut comes? And the next? Providers must think longer term when it comes to their relationship with Medicare.

SBA Members Also Prep Letter for Price, Verma

Similar to general House sign-on letter, the SBA version calls for various bidding reforms that would help small providers stay in business.

Ackerman to Chair AAHomecare Board

Association warmly thanks exiting chairman Letizia for his service.



Blackburn Receives PAMS Advocacy Award

Industry advocate recognized for her longstanding legislative efforts on behalf of the industry.

SBA, CMS Reps Slated for Heartland Panel

Discussion will touch on the future of competitive bidding, and resources available to small businesses.

AAHomecare Maintains Legislative Momentum

A week after a successful Washington Conference, AAHomecare and industry advocates keep driving support for House sign-on letter.

Congressional Letter Calls for DME, CRT Reforms

Authored by bi-partisan group of lawmakers, letter asks HHS’s Price and CMS’s Verma for key four reforms that would protect providers, patients.

Blackburn Re-Introduces Prior Authorization Legislation

Bill aims to cut audit burden by requiring prior authorization for higher priced DME items.

Industry Preps for Washington Conference

Next week’s series of legislative meetings will kick off with a keynote from Senate Finance Committee Oversight Counsel Brandt.

Georgia’s DME Licensure Bill Becomes Law

Years-long advocacy, legislative effort culminates with Gov. Nathan Deal signing SB41 into law.

Erroneous Round 2019 Email Causes Kerfuffle

CBIC distributed a faulty email regarding a Round 2019 registration deadline over the weekend, causing confusion among HMEs.

AAHomecare Digs Deeper Into CMS’s Rural Rate Plan

Association research further shows how CMS’s newly implemented rates will hurt providers in rural and non-bid areas.

CMS Proceeds with Controversial Rural Rate Plan

Plan defies intent of CURES Act; AAHomecare head Ryan calls it a "slap in the face" for industry and lawmakers

CRT Stakeholders Take Their Message to Congress

Wide range of CRT advocates from across the country back legislation to protect CRT on Capitol Hill.

Sailing Underscores CRT’s Crucial Role

Powerful presentation from ALS patient and advocate Steve Saling reminds national CRT conference attendees why their efforts to protect CRT access are so important.

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