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Nov 28, 2016, 13:20 ET Proposed CURES Legislation Provides Relief for Rural HME Providers and Delays Cuts for CRT Accessories

The latest version of the 21st Century CURES bill to be considered this week on Capitol Hill includes language that would retroactively roll back...


Oct 19, 2016, 11:08 ET New Study Shows Home Medical Equipment Bidding Program Unsustainable

A study released today by the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) shows that Medicare reimbursement rates for home medical equipment...


Aug 26, 2016, 09:15 ET Competitive Bidding Program-Derived Rates for Home Medical Equipment Trigger Even Deeper Cuts for Suppliers Serving Our Nation's Military

Home medical equipment providers who serve our nation's military personnel are being hit with shocking new Medicare reimbursement cuts thanks to...


Jun 22, 2016, 20:01 ET Senate Passes Legislation Providing Relief for Rural HME Suppliers and Their Patients

Legislation to delay a new round of cuts to rural and non-bid area suppliers and provide additional fixes to the Medicare competitive bidding...


Jun 06, 2016, 21:05 ET GAO Report Lays Foundation for Congress to Ensure Access to Complex Rehab Technology for Individuals with Significant Disabilities

A newly released GAO report, "Medicare: Utilization and Expenditures for Complex Wheelchair Accessories," was presented to Congress on June 1,...


Mar 21, 2016, 19:30 ET Study Finds Diabetic Access Issues and High Mortality Linked to Medicare Bidding Program for Medical Supplies

 A leading scientific journal is publishing a study finding that Medicare's competitive bidding program for home medical equipment and supplies...


Mar 18, 2016, 17:21 ET New Legislation Will Provide Relief for Rural Home Medical Equipment Suppliers and Their Patients

 Legislation to delay a new round of cuts to rural and non-bid area suppliers and provide additional fixes to the Medicare competitive bidding...


Mar 17, 2015, 12:38 ET Binding Bids Bill Passes House, AAHomecare Calls for Quick Action in Senate

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is pleased to announce that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted on and passed H.R. 284,...


Jan 20, 2015, 16:52 ET State of HME Industry 2015: Facing Challenges, But Gaining Momentum

As the calendar rolls into 2015, the state of the HME industry is heavily influenced by two terrible public policies implemented by the Centers for...


Jan 13, 2015, 12:04 ET House, Senate Ready to Address Biggest Flaw in Medicare Competitive Bidding Program

 Bipartisan legislation, introduced today by Representatives Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Larson (D-Conn.) and Senators Portman (R-Ohio) and Cardin...


Dec 04, 2014, 13:01 ET Senate Binding Bids Legislation Aims To End Speculative Bidding In Major Medicare Procurement Program

Bi-partisan legislation was filed in the US Senate today that would help deter the speculative bidding that has marred the Medicare bidding program...


Sep 19, 2014, 10:31 ET Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is pleased to announce that Drive Medical Design and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare...


Sep 04, 2014, 14:00 ET AAHomecare Calls on CMS to Withdraw Flawed Proposed Rule

 On September 2, 2014, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...


Sep 04, 2014, 12:32 ET GAO Investigation Unearths Flaws in CMS Audit Program; Confirms Complaints of Rampant, Out of Control Medicare Audits

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation recently found that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides...


Aug 25, 2014, 16:32 ET Medicare Admits Problems with Equipment Repairs, says AAHomecare

 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the way it deals with medical equipment repairs. In response to complaints...


Aug 07, 2014, 14:20 ET Brightree CEO Dave Cormack Elected to AAHomecare Board of Directors

 The American Association of Homecare (AAHomecare) and Brightree®, announced today that Dave Cormack, Brightree president and CEO,...


Jul 24, 2014, 11:38 ET Brightree Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner and IT Lead on HME Audit Key

 The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) yesterday announced that Brightree is supporting its mission to help address audit issues...


Jul 11, 2014, 16:10 ET New Legislation Introduced to Fix Medicare Audits, Bring Back Clinical Inference

 The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is proud to announce the introduction of a new piece of legislation to fix the broken...


Jun 05, 2014, 17:03 ET Steve Ackerman Joins AAHomecare Executive Committee

AAHomecare is proud to announce that Steve Ackerman, president and CEO of Spectrum Medical, Inc., has joined the AAHomecare Executive Committee in...


May 01, 2014, 16:08 ET AAHomecare Finds Mississippi Senior Unable To Access Oxygen Therapy Because Of Flawed Medicare DME Bidding Program

Due to the controversial bidding program operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a Mississippi senior citizen cannot...


Mar 13, 2014, 15:03 ET AAHomecare Advises Senate Finance Committee on Audit Reform

Today, Kim Brummett, the American Association for Homecare's vice president of regulatory affairs, provided the Senate Finance Committee with...


Jan 09, 2014, 10:21 ET Medicare Delay In Providing A Wheelchair Confines Disabled New Jersey Man To Bed For Weeks

An Irvington, N.J., man has been confined to a bed in a tiny, efficiency apartment for more than a month while waiting for Medicare to provide a...


Dec 13, 2013, 13:53 ET Senate Finance Committee Addresses Problem-Plagued Medicare Bidding Program in SGR Bill

The Senate Finance Committee has marked up a sustainable growth rate (SGR) reform bill that included an amendment designed to fix significant...


Dec 03, 2013, 11:02 ET Medicare Audit Denies Wheelchairs for 22 Severely Disabled Nashville Area Patients; Local Company Out $200,000

 Medicare is taking back more than $200,000 it paid for complex rehabilitation wheelchairs that were delivered to 22 severely disabled...


Oct 31, 2013, 15:43 ET Medicare Bidding Program Jeopardizes The Health Of Michigan Beneficiaries, Says AAHomecare

A Medicare bidding program is jeopardizing the health of Michigan senior citizens and people living with disabilities who are unable to obtain...