Moving the HME Industry Forward

Legislative/Advocacy

AAHomecare in Action – Support Access to CRT

April 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Without action from Congress to stop drastic rate cuts of 20% to 50% on complex rehab accessories, people with significant disabilities or conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries will not be able to get the specialized equipment they need.

In response, six House members have drafted a strongly worded, bipartisan House sign-on letter asking CMS to stop cuts to complex rehab wheelchair accessories. For this letter to be the most effective, AAHomecare needs as many members of the House of Representatives as possible to sign on by 5 p.m. on April 15. The more signatures there are, the more weight the letter will be given.  

Ask your member of Congress to sign the letter by sending them a quick tweet and following up with a phone call.

 Help protect access to specialized wheelchair accessories by tweeting to your legislators. We’re taking to Twitter, to make our voices heard. We are urging you to join us and #Tweet4CRT.

Webinar – Aggressive Marketing While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls
Presented by Jeff Baird, Brown & Fortunato PC
April 23, 2015
2:30-4:00 PM, Eastern

The DME industry today is a totally different animal from yesterday. Now more than ever, in order to succeed the supplier must have an innovative marketing program and enter into strategic joint ventures and business arrangements.

This program will discuss the legal parameters that must be followed when implementing a marketing program and entering into joint ventures and arrangements with referral sources.

Among other issues, the program will discuss the Medicare anti-kickback statute, the Stark physician self-referral statute, the beneficiary inducement statute, the telephone solicitation statute, safe harbors, and OIG fraud alerts.

Registration is $99 for AAHomecare members, $129 for non-members.