Moving the HME Industry Forward

Legislative/Advocacy

AAHomecare in Action – Meetings and Webinars

December 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Peter Rankin, assistant director of government affairs, met with Reps Bill Posey (R-Fla), Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn), Charlie Dent (R-Penn), Devin Nunes (R-Ca), and Jackie Walorski (R-Ind) to discuss competitive bidding and audit legislation.

Ashley Jackson, government affairs associate, met with Reps Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla), Jim Brindenstine (R-Okla) and Robert Hurt (R-Va) to discuss competitive bidding and audit legislation…Mina Uehara, regulatory affairs associate, visited AAHomecare member Advanced Home Care in High Point, NC, for an immersive look at their day-to-day operations, and how the current regulatory environment affects them…Finally, the State Leaders Council convened last week.

Webinar for Members and Non-Members
WASHINGTON, DC – Sign up now for Aggressively Moving Into the Retail Market While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls on Thursday, December 4, 2014, 2:30-4:00 pm ET, with noted Medicare reimbursement expert Jeffrey S. Baird, JD, of Brown & Fortunato, PC.

A DME supplier can no longer survive while being dependent on Medicare fee-for-service. There are 78 million Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964); they are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day. Boomers are accustomed to paying for things out-of-pocket. The successful DME supplier will be focused on selling upgrades, utilizing ABNs, and selling items for cash. These retail sales may take place in a store setting, or they may take place over the internet. Even when Medicare is not the payor, there are a number of requirements that the DME supplier must meet.

This program will discuss the federal and state requirements that the DME supplier must meet as it sells DME at retail. These requirements include state licensure, collection and payment of sales and/or use tax, qualification as a “foreign” corporation, obtaining a physician prescription, and complying with federal and state telemarketing rules. In addition, the program will discuss how the supplier can sell Medicare-covered items at a discount off the Medicare allowable.

Fees: $99 members; /$129 non-members