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Moving the HME Industry Forward

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Legislative Advocacy

  • AAHomecare in Action - Binding Bids Legislation
    March 02, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC - The homecare community took an enormous step towards securing meaningful change in the Medicare competitive bidding program. H.R. 284, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2015 was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Ways and Means on February 26, 2015 via a bipartisan voice vote. read more »

  • AAHomecare in Action - Building Unity in HME
    February 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC - The HME community’s interests are best served when all stakeholders are working around a unified strategy towards a shared goal and ask on Capitol Hill and at CMS. read more »

  • AAHomecare in Action - Importance of OIG Patient Access Study
    February 16, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC - Last Thursday, eleven AAHomecare staff members and industry stakeholders met with the HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to discuss their upcoming study on the CMS competitive bidding program and the effects on patient access. The group discussed the goals for the OIG report as well as the methodology that has been used in previous reporting on access and utilization rates. read more »

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Billing/Reimbursement

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Rehab/Mobility

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Respiratory/Sleep

  • Noncompliant Oxygen Patients
    February 02, 2015

    AMARILLO, TX - A growing challenge to DME supplierS is what to do with noncompliant oxygen patients. A supplier probably could reasonably conclude that the absence of a fully compliant recertification CMN is a technical fault to be remedied by the pickup of equipment. Likewise, there must be information in the beneficiary’s medical record to support that the item continues to be used by the beneficiary and remains reasonable and necessary. If there is no medical evidence that the item is reasonable and necessary, the supplier is no longer required to provide service to the beneficiary. read more »

  • NTSB Presses Regulators and Medtrade Spring Welcomes Sleep Exhibitors
    January 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON, DC - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) made it perfectly clear: they want trucking regulators to institute sleep apnea screening requirements. The requirement is thus far nothing but an item on a wish list, because the trucking lobby is dead-set against additional regulations.
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  • Oxygen - When Can You Restart the 36-Month Cap?
    January 19, 2015

    The reasonable useful lifetime (“RUL”) for oxygen equipment is five years. At any time after the end of the RUL, the beneficiary may elect to receive new equipment, thus beginning a new 36-month rental period. read more »

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Manufacturer/Provider

  • Master Your Realm
    February 23, 2015

    ELIZABETH, CO - Inspired by the wildly successful HBO series Game of Thrones, my educational session at Medtrade Spring will outline nine revenue diversification and maximization techniques along with a proven accounts receivable strategy to reduce days’ sales outstanding (DSO) and improve cash flow.  read more »

  • Medtrade Spring - Develop Peak-Performing Sales Teams
    February 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS - Sales Leadership Excellence is complex, and involves performance factors well beyond product knowledge, sales techniques, CRMs, and sales funnels.  It’s essentially about understanding the inborn qualities of top sales people who are instinctively and obsessively driven to influence customer behavior, and then creating teams of only those people. read more »

  • I Am the HME Industry - Tony Myrell
    February 23, 2015

    COLTON, CA – In the sprawling southern California region known as the “Inland Empire,” Tony Myrell is a fixture. From his days as a student at Cal State San Bernardino, to his presidency of the Colton Chamber of Commerce, the 60-year-old Myrell has made his presence known. read more »

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General Healthcare

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