Legislative


Providers Hit Capitol Hill With H.R. 4229 Topping Their Agenda

Using CMS’s recently released IFR to show an acknowledgement that the bid system is broken, Washington Legislative Conference attendees push for broader relief and reforms.

AAHomecare Offers IFR Analysis

Despite the short duration and limited reach of relief, association says the IFR sets the stage for broader efforts.

Major Medical's Coleman Wins AAHomecare's Advocate Award

Among Coleman's advocacy achievements are the Grassroots Accountability Project and a state law requiring HME providers to have a physical location.

Deadline for House CRT Sign-on Letter Extended

Letter urges CMS to not include CRT when implementing Cures Act provisions that limit federal funds for DME covered by Medicaid.

Meuser Wins Primary

Former Pride Mobility executive wins Republican nomination, faces down Democrat Denny Wolf in November.

IFR Increases Rural Rates for 7 Months

Blended, 50/50 rate schedule for rural and limited non-bid areas resumes, running June 1 through Dec. 31.

PFQC Calls on Industry to Double Down on Advocacy

Consumer group urges providers to support AAHomecare’s May 23-34 Washington Legislative Conference.

Industry Preps for Washington Legislative Conference

In addition to facilitating meetings with key legislative staff, May 23-24 event includes key education speakers and keynote from CMS.



Bachenheimer to Serve as AAHomecare General Counsel

Once well-known industry advocate joins Brown & Fortunato on June 1 she will provide General Counsel support to industry association.

National CRT Conference Focuses on Protecting Access

Stakeholders from various corners of complex rehab attend the NCART-NRRTS event to learn more and lobby lawmakers.

Advocates Keep Working to Contain CURES Medicaid Cuts

Various stakeholders continue coordinating with state Medicaid programs to ensure they maintain sustainable funding.

Industry Gears up for Washington Conference

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

Observation Deck

9 Ways to Thrive in Tough Times

There are proven ways HME businesses can rise above any barriers.

AAHomecare Urges Continued H.R. 4229 Advocacy

Bill remains an essential element in the strategy to obtain relief for rural providers and patients; association calls on providers to lobby lawmakers.

VIDEO: OMB Director Working to Release IFR

At a House Appropriations hearing, OMB Director Mulvaney confirms his Agency is working to release the rural relief IFR; says ‘I have probably received more calls about this than any other rule.’

VGM Unveils HME Podcast

Weekly program will focus on HME industry business and regulatory issues.

HME Advocates Discuss IFR with HHS

AAHomecare and other industry representatives discuss the rural relief IFR and bid reforms with HHS, CMS officials.

Industry Debates Merit of a Single Word

While H.R. 4229 language fails to make budget bill, lawmakers ‘encourage’ CMS to adopt rural relief IFR. The question is, what does that word actually mean?

CMS to Join Heartland Panel Discussion

Attendees to VGM event will be able to discuss regulations, reimbursements and audits with CMS representatives.

Bachenheimer to Launch Legislative Office for Brown & Fortunato

Longtime industry advocate takes on new position to open a DC-based government relations, legislative and regulatory office for industry law firm.

10 Retail Best Practices for HME Providers

Enact a plan that gets customers through your store to buy products that meet their particular needs.

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