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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
The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is proud to announce the introduction of a new piece of legislation to fix the broken Medicare audit system. The Audit Improvement and Reform Act (AIR Act), sponsored by Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.), will increase transparency, education and outreach, and reward suppliers that have low error rates on audited claims. (PRNewsFoto/American Association for Home...)

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 20, 2014, 09:44 ET

AAHomecare Applauds Reps. Tiberi and Larson, Calls for Action on New Binding Bid Legislation

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 The American Association for Homecare today applauded Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and John Larson (D-Conn.) for...

Jun 18, 2014, 16:27 ET

AAHomecare Looks Forward to Medtrade, Registration Now Open

The American Association for Homecare is excited to announce that registration is open for Medtrade 2014, on October 20-23 in Atlanta, Georgia....

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...

Apr 18, 2014, 12:14 ET

Using Medicare Bidding Rates for Medicaid Will Create Access Problems for Children and the Poor

Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a...

Apr 18, 2014, 11:54 ET

Public Comments Disclose Flaws In Medicare Program That Compromise Quality Of Care For Patients

An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply...

Apr 18, 2014, 10:49 ET

Medicare Patients Face Danger Going To Doctors' Offices Says AAHomecare

Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12.  "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk,"...

Mar 21, 2014, 12:38 ET

Congressmen Thompson And Braley Join Push To Prevent Expansion Of Medicare Bidding Program

The American Association for Homecare and the VGM Group today applauded Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) for urging...

Mar 14, 2014, 14:50 ET

AAHomecare: Senate Finance Committee Learns that Medicare Audit Problems are Widespread

Yesterday, Kim Brummett, AAHomecare's vice president of regulatory affairs, attended an invitation-only roundtable meeting with Senate Finance...

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...