Legislative


CMS Release First CURES-Related Medicaid Update

A State Operational Technical Advisory call discussed tool for comparing Medicare and Medicaid rates and explained reporting process.

Dobson Study an Important Lobbying Tool

Study of Medicare's negative impact on beneficiaries should play a key role in current industry lobbying efforts.

Calif. Provider Meets with Rep. Denham and CMS’s VERMA

Home Oxygen Company discusses industry challenges with lawmaker and CMS administrator.

Advocates Move to Reinforce Legislative Relationships

AAHomecare, state associations, VGM, MED work to identify a primary and secondary contact for every member lawmaker.

CMS Revs Up CURES-Mandated Medicaid Revisions

CMS will send letters to state Medicaid Directors, host a special call, and is creating reporting structure to ensure compliance.

Clock is Ticking to Recruit HR 4229 Co-Sponsors

Providers have until Dec. 14 to garner more co-sponsors for the Protecting HOME Access Act, which provides relief for providers in non-bid areas, and addresses the “oxygen double dip.”

Azar Nominated as Secretary of HHS

AAHomecare welcomes news, with Ryan saying he hopes Azar will focus on competitive bidding’s ‘flawed regulatory design.’

H.R. 4229 Push Continues

AAHomcare calls for “all in” advocacy effort to drive home rural relief, O2 double-dip fix.



Standup for Homecare Honors Sheehan

Rooftop fundraiser held during Medtrade honored Sheehan for his industry leadership and advocacy.

Rural Relief, ‘Double Dip’ Fix Bill Hits the House

H.R. 4229 would provide relief to non-bid area providers, as well as reform oxygen double dip expected to hit House this week.

Providers Urged to Help H.R. 3730

As the weeks and months tick by, NCART is reminding CRT providers that they must back CRT accessories bill.

Editor's Note

What I love about HME

No industry is perfect, but the HME industry possesses a rare quality that I really admire.

Dan Meuser Running for Congress

Former Pride executive makes a second attempt to serve his district on Capitol Hill.

Sheehan Named 2017 Van Miller Homecare Champion

Massachusetts HME professional named for his 'passionate and vocal' industry advocacy and his active participation at the state and regional level.

Rural Bid Relief Bill to Debut in Early November

Nascent legislation would remedy not only national bid expansion, but the oxygen ‘double-dip,’ as well.

Recently Completed Patient Access Survey Assists Advocacy

Compelling statistics show that patients are having difficulty accessing needed DME suppliers and their case managers and discharge planners share their frustration.

Industry Works to Move Past Price’s Departure

Last week’s resignation from HHS Secretary Price took many by surprise, but industry pushes agenda forward.

71% of MAC Prepayment Audits Paid After Review

Second Quarter Audit Key survey releases several significant findings related to Medicare claims audits.

Editor's Note

Does it Take a Disaster?

CMS's moves last month to support hurricane-stricken providers, patients leaves me wondering.

National Bid Expand Created Widespread Difficulties in HME Access

Advanced highlights from report show that 52 percent of Medicare beneficiaries had trouble accessing HME since July 1, 2016.

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