Legislative


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.



Consumer Groups Lobby Congress on Behalf of H.R.-3730

Letter calls on lawmakers to support legislation that would protect manual CRT chair accessories from competitive bid pricing.

House Sign-on Letter Calls for Rural Relief IFR

Providers urged to help lobby lawmakers to back letter asking OMB Director to clear Interim Final Rule that would resume blended rates for rural providers.

VGM Video Shows How Bidding Has Hurt Provider Population

The video shows how greatly the number of providers have fallen since 2013, and engages viewers to lobby lawmakers on behalf of DME.

CMS Drops a Sneak Peak of New Medicare Cards

New cards comply with laws aiming to protect private information of Medicare beneficiaries through new ID numbers.

Providers Urged to Assist Manual CRT Bill Advocacy

NCART posts various online resources to help providers and other stakeholders garner more co-sponsors for the bill.

Manual CRT Accessories Bill Hits the House

Dropped Friday morning, the bill comes out of the gate with solid bi-partisan support developed during the August congressional recess.

AAHomecare Shows CMS Patient Access Survey Results

Updated data collected by association shows increased difficulty in DME access; survey remains open until Sept. 13.

Provider Strategy

Analyzing HME's Future

What's in store for the HME market from 2017 and beyond.

Legal Perspective: Selling Funded Products Using Turnkey Services

HME legal expert Jeffrey Baird helps providers address key considerations when it comes to outsourcing.

Providers Rush to Aid Hurricane Relief

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, HME businesses assist patients as they are evacuated from flooded, damaged areas.

Medicare Red Tape Relief Project Gathers Steam

Industry submits comments to the Ways and Means Committee regarding initiative to reduce Medicare regulations.

Audit Key Survey Deadline Extended to Sept. 11 

Brightree Report is now available for the second quarter 2017 Audit Key data submissions.

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