Push for HR 4229 Provisions in Omnibus Bill Intensifies

With March 23 deadline to keep the government funded looming, HME advocates push hard to get rural relief provisions integrated into appropriations bill.

Texas Providers Fend off Medicare Cuts

Organizing and lobbying from state and national stakeholders reversed significant planned cuts from Superior HealthPlan.

56 Lawmakers Back Sign-on Letter

AAHomecare push to adopt H.R. 4229 language garners support from Representatives from across the country.

AAHomecare Sets Sights on Appropriations Committees

With IFR potentially stalled at OMB, association president calls on industry to lobby House, Senate decision-makers to support key legislative language.

GAMES, AAHomecare Stop Ga. Medicaid Cuts

Rapid response by associations stops Georgia DCH from basing Medicaid rates on the Medicare fee schedule.

Registration Open for Washington Legislative Conference

AAHomecare’s May 23-24 legislative event gives HME stakeholders an opportunity to directly lobby lawmakers and staff on HME interests, issues.

HCPCS Codes Impacted by CURES Medicaid Limits Updated

AAHomecare records 244 reimbursement codes now subject to Medicaid reimbursement limits per the CURES Act.

Industry Preps for Rural Relief Advocacy Effort

For the next 3 weeks, advocates and providers will work to convince lawmakers that they must get behind H.R. 4229’s provisions.

Whitehouse Budget Includes HME Proposals

Budget package proposes policy changes such as competitive bidding revisions and eliminating face-to-face requirements.

Grassley Presses OMB's Mulvaney on Rural Relief IFR

Iowa Senator wants to know what steps OMB director's office is taking to release rural relief IFR.

AAHomecare, ATS Brief Capitol Hill Staff on HME Access

Advocates, stakeholders meet with legislative staff on the negative impact of competitive bidding on patient access to needed equipment.

Industry Advocates to Brief Congressional Staff

AAHomecare, American Thoracic Society will meet with legislative staff on how competitive bidding has impacted patient access to needed equipment.

The Legal Aspects of Using Data for Marketing

Industry legal expert Jeffery S. Baird, Esq. examines the key legal considerations when using you patient and collections data to drive marketing efforts.

Advocates Continue Pushing Interim Final Rule

AAHomecare urges providers to replicate MAMES effort to drive adoption of IFR that would resume blended rates for rural providers.

Senate Votes to Approve Azar as HHS Secretary

In a 55 to 43 vote, Alex Azar will replace Tom Price to lead Health and Human Services; AAHomecare recognizes incoming Secretary's agreement to address HME issues.

AAHomecare Applauds Advocacy Work of QMES

Regional provider on the East Coast has made a companywide effort to help drive legislative support for H.R. 4229.

H.R. 4229 Push Targets Past Rural Relief Allies

Advocacy effort calls on providers to contact 35 legislators who co-sponsored of H.R. 5210 in the last Congress.

H.R. 3730 Now Boasts 81 Backers

Legislation to protect manual CRT wheelchair accessories gains momentum; NCART calls for advocacy push this week.

VIDEO: Azar Discusses HME With Senate Finance

Sen. Thune queries HHS Secretary nominee on the CURES Act and the Interim Final Rule regarding rural and non-bid area reimbursement.

CMS Relaxes Timetable for CURES Changes

CMS has backed off from its Dec. 31, 2017 deadline and stated it will work with state Medicaid programs on their compliance, reimbursement plans.

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