Legislative


Medicare Contractors Exhibiting at Medtrade Spring

Attendees as Medtrade Spring will be able to meet with representatives of CBIC, CEDI, the DME MACs, NSC, PDAC and QIC on the expo floor, as well as take in a CBIC presentation on the Round 2021 timeline.

AAHomecare Unveils New Format for Medtrade Spring Update

To help providers understand its broad range of payer relations and advocacy services, AAHomecare is working with HME Business to implement a more interactive AAHomecare Update at the upcoming Medtrade Spring.

N.D. Providers, AAHomecare Tackling Dodgy Online CPAP Sales

CPAPs are being sold via Walmart.com to North Dakota consumers contrary to Federal and state laws, as well as North Dakota’s licensing requirements.

AAHomecare Underscores Budget Concerns

Association underscores three primary concerns regarding President’s 2021 proposed budget, and lists a total 15 aspects of the budget that impact or relate to HME.

Proposed 2021 Federal Budget Could Impact DME

Industry groups still reviewing budget administration’s budget, but suggested provisions include a reform and expansion of competitive bidding.

Editor's Note

Take the Time to Get Involved

Providers need to carve out some time to urge lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and give relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

AAHomecare Refocuses, Retools Newsletter

Besides a new name and look, AAHomecare Insider aims to help providers learn about the association’s range of services and more easily get to the information they need.

VGM Hosts State Leaders Summit

Inaugural VGM Government Relations event attracts more than 20 state association leaders and board members, who shared ideas and resources.

Observation Deck

Stand in the Gap

Your HME advocacy efforts on social media truly save lives. Here’s a story of how early Facebook advocacy efforts made meaningful impact.

Observation Deck

Where Do We Go from Here?

HME continues to secure policy wins, but what will the industry need to do to keep its advocacy momentum going in 2020?



Industry Bills Still Need Provider Support

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

ACMESA Pushes to Protect HME Access in Virginia

Advocates lobby for legislative amendments that would require state to ensure MCOs pay providers full published rates.

Providers Urged to Continue Advocacy Push

Providers called on to contact lawmakers to support legislative initiatives to protect non-invasive ventilators and provide relief to non-rural, non-bid area providers.

NCART Surveying CRT Providers on Medicaid Trends

The data collected will help CRT and HME organizations identify where to focus their advocacy efforts surrounding Medicaid programs.

AAHomecare: Time to Turn up the Heat

Association underscores need for stakeholder support regarding legislative items such as protecting non-invasive ventilators and non-bid area relief.

Annual Big Ten

Setting the Stage for HME in 2020

As the HME industry rolls into a new year and a new decade, several industry trends make it look like we’re in for a roaring 2020. What developments have made it onto this year’s annual HMEB Big Ten list?

Senate Passes Manual CRT Protections

Upper chamber approves spending bill containing provisions that protect Manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories from competitive bidding. Bill goes to President to be signed into law.

House Upvotes Spending Bill Containing CRT Language

House up-votes spending package, which protects manual CRT wheelchairs and accessories. Now the appropriations bill, which must pass by Dec. 20, moves to the Senate. Providers still need to help the effort.

CMS Requests Comments from Public for Bidding Survey

The agency is requesting comments on how it should conduct a survey of DMEPOS stakeholders about its competitive bidding program. Deadline is Dec. 20, but AAHomecare has offered resources to help stakeholders act fast.

Podcast

Your Action Plan for the Dec. 20 HME Advocacy Push

Providers have until Dec. 20 to gain co-sponsors for industry legislation that could get attached to a year-end spending bill. What do they need to do?

HME Business Podcast

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