Legislative


Providers Testify at SBA Regulatory Fairness Hearing

Representatives of HME, CRT and women’s health businesses discuss small business impact of policies governing wheelchair accessories, custom breast prostheses, and Medicaid managed care.

DBidS Registration Ends Aug. 16

Other important Round 2021 dates looming include covered document review and bidding window closure.

Aug. 27 Bid Smart Summit Registration Still Open

Time is running out to sign up for the conference, which aims to get providers up to speed three weeks before Round 2021’s bid window closes.

Bidding Tutorial: How Capacity and Demand Influence Payment Rates

Tutorial includes video, charts, and a detailed explanation on how capacity and demand can impact SPAs.

AAHomecare Offers More Proposed Rule Insights

In addition to last week’s details on CMS’s proposed ESRD/DMEPOS rule, association gives details on proposed adjustments to face-to-face criteria and changes of ownership timeline.

ATHOMES Begins Registration for Fall Conference

The ATHOMES fall conference will feature sessions by industry experts, exhibit time and networking opportunities.

CMS Suggest Gap-Filling Changes in Proposed Rule

Recently unveiled 2020 ESRD/DMEPOS Proposed Rule includes various changes to how reimbursement rates are set.

O2 Advocates Press for Bid Exemption of Non-Invasive Vents

AAHomecare to meet with CMS, lawmakers next week on the issue; releases white paper on the issue.

HME Groups: Congressional Recess Ideal Time to Advance Industry Issues

AAHomecare and VGM Government relations are providing online resources to help facilitate the advocacy.

AAHomecare Starting a Payer Relations Council

Association also approaching completion of state-level legislation and regulatory toolkit to help industry advocates.



AAHomecare Works to Expand Association

Effort includes new branding, marketing, and recruitment efforts designed to increase membership.

National CRT Awareness Week Slated for Aug. 19-23

Taking advantage of Congressional recess, NCART and other CRT stakeholders aim to advance awareness, legislation in lawmakers’ districts.

NEMEP Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

Two-day event in September features multiple conference sessions and exhibit hall, as well reception. Registration open to members and non-members.

CBIC Releases Round 2021 Scoring Details

New fact sheet outlines CMS’s methodology for computing its financial rating for providers participating in competitive bidding.

Manual CRT Protections Gain Momentum

Energy & Commerce Committee's approval for H.R. 2328 clear way for CRT provisions to be considered by the full House.

Round 2021 Bid Window Opens

Providers wishing to compete have until Sept. 18; CMS, CBIC, industry organizations continue to emphasize their educational resources to help providers prepare their bids.

N.C. Lawmakers Pass Incontinence Legislation

Industry stakeholders in the Tar Heel State secure sales tax exemptions for incontinence products; legislation goes to Gov. for signature.

Industry Leader Passes Away

HOMES President and CEO Karen Estrella built a reputation for advocating on behalf of both providers in New England and the industry as a whole.

Another Round 2021 Education Conference Slated

Aug. 27 event will help bring providers up to speed three weeks before the bid window closes.

Editor’s Note: Round 2021 — Here We Go!

The Round 2021 bid window opening is fast approaching. Are you ready? If not, there are a wealth of resources available to bring you up to speed.

Podcast with Dr. David White

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