News from american association for homecare

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...

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...

Oct 29, 2013, 12:39 ET

Medicare Procurement Program Creates Extreme Hardships For South Carolina Patients, Says AAHomecare

More than 2,000 Medicare patients, including dozens of South Carolina residents, have called an organization, People for Quality Care, desperately...

Oct 29, 2013, 12:26 ET

Medicare Procurement Program Creates Extreme Hardships For North Carolina Patients, Says AAHomecare

 More than 2,000 Medicare patients, including dozens of North Carolina residents, have called an organization, People for Quality Care,...

Oct 29, 2013, 12:17 ET

Medicare Procurement Program Creates Extreme Hardships For Arkansas Patients, Says AAHomecare

More than 2,000 Medicare patients, including Arkansas residents, have called an organization, People for Quality Care, desperately seeking...

Oct 24, 2013, 11:18 ET

Medicare Procurement Program Creates Extreme Hardships for Patients without Options, Says AAHomecare

Only a few Medicare patients have reported problems related to the bidding program for home medical equipment that rolled out in 91 new areas on...

Aug 14, 2013, 16:25 ET
Thomas H. Ryan.  (PRNewsFoto/American Association for Homecare)

American Association for Homecare Appoints Thomas H. Ryan President and Chief Executive Officer

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare), the primary advocacy organization representing home respiratory, mobility, infusion therapy...

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