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AAHomecare in Action – Still Time to Attend Legislative Conference

May 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – The AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference is scheduled for May 20-21, 2015, and there is still time to register. More than 50% of Legislative Conference attendees are HME Owners, CEOs or C-Suite titles.

Show your customers, and your peers, that you are a part of this elite group of HME leaders by coming to DC and taking a stand for a stronger HME industry. In addition to top-to-top networking, this year’s Legislative Conference will host a unique, high-profile event. The best and brightest of the industry are gathering to honor Invacare’s Mal Mixon (pictured) with the Legislative Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award. This will be an evening not to be missed.  

The conference program includes a number of high profile speakers, including Sean Cavanaugh from CMS, and several Congressmen that AAHomecare officials are keeping under wraps. Attendees will hear from top experts about the current industry-wide strategies to fight the 2016 rate cuts, reform the audit process, expand prior authorization, and create a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Click Here to register and join your colleagues on the Hill.

AAHomecare on the Road
WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last month, AAHomecare staff has traveled far and wide to help educate and inspire HME providers. From state association meetings to events outside the DMEPOS sphere, AAHomecare is working to spread the word and promote the value of HME.

Tom Ryan (pictured), president and CEO of AAHomecare, recently spoke at the Pennsylvania Medical Equipment Suppliers Association and then traveled across the country to present to medical device manufacturers at the 10x Medical Device Conference in San Diego.

Meanwhile, Jay Witter, senior vice president of Public Policy, having recently spoke at the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services Convention, gave a Washington Update at the Independence Medical summit. Witter and Beth Ludwick, senior director of Communications, both recently presented at the Great Lakes Home Medical Services Association annual meeting, with Ludwick sharing the importance of social media for advocacy and HME issues.

On the regulatory front, Kim Brummett, vice president of Regulatory Affairs, gave a Washington Update at the Association for Tennessee Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Services annual convention, in addition to speaking at several state association events earlier in the year.

Not to be outdone back in DC, in just one week, government affairs staff Pete Rankin, assistant director of Government Affairs, and Ashley Jackson, government affairs associate, represented the HME industry at multiple events on Capitol Hill.

Rankin and Jackson attended a hearing on 21st century cures held by the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee. Jackson attended a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on realizing the promise of precision medicine. Rankin attended a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on aging in place and also met with the Association of University Centers on Disabilities to discuss building a partnership.