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2014-07-24 12:27:50

Leading provider of HME software and services to help address audit issues in the home medical equipment industry WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) yesterday announced that Brightree is supporting its mission to help address audit issues in the HME industry through a new and exclusive agreement to be the information technology lead in shaping its HME Audit Key service. As the leading provider of billing and...

2014-07-11 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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), H.R. 5083, 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. The AIR Act would apply to all MACs,...

2014-06-20 12:22:57

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2014 The American Association for Homecare today applauded Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and John Larson (D-Conn.) for introducing H.R. 4920, the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014, a new bill that will make Medicare bids binding. "The American Association for Homecare is proud to work with Congressmen Tiberi and Larson as they build support for the Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2014," said Tom Ryan, AAHomecare CEO....

2014-06-18 16:26:56

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare is excited to announce that registration is open for Medtrade 2014, on October 20-23 in Atlanta, Georgia. Medtrade is the largest national educational and buying event for the home medical equipment industry, owned and produced by Emerald Expositions. Medtrade attracts thousands of home medical equipment providers, home health care professionals, and leading manufacturers of home health care...

2014-05-01 16:33:10

JACKSON, Miss., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to the controversial bidding program operated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a Mississippi senior citizen cannot access critical oxygen therapy and CPAP supplies, even though she works part-time for a local medical supply company, according to the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). Danyelle Carroll, owner of Mobility Medical, told AAHomecare about the ordeal involving Medicare's...

2014-04-18 12:22:45

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid. It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless...

2014-04-18 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply oppose a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the prices of goods and services under their bid procurement program to non-bid areas throughout the country, says the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). AAHomecare reviewed the public...

2014-03-21 12:24:27

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare and the VGM Group today applauded Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) for urging the Centers for Medicare and (CMS) Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to refrain from further action to expand Medicare's bidding program. CMS published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (CMS-1460-ANPRM) entitled Medicare Program; Methodology for Adjusting Payment...

2014-03-13 16:27:35

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Kim Brummett, the American Association for Homecare's vice president of regulatory affairs, provided the Senate Finance Committee with guidance on audit reform at an exclusive roundtable meeting on Capitol Hill. The Committee invited Brummett to participate in the roundtable because of her extensive knowledge of the audit process and her expertise in working with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Brummett was joined...

2014-01-09 12:26:41

IRVINGTON, N.J., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 suitable wheelchair. A local medical equipment provider, who would like to help Leonce Pierre-Lewis, calls the situation "deplorable," said the American Association for Homecare. Herb Paserman, of Jerry's Drug and Surgical in Bayonne, N.J., said that the wheelchair procurement process...


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