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CMS Makes Sizable CPI-U Rate Adjustments for DME

The 6.4% to 9.1% increases are much larger than typical CPI-U modifications and should help providers contend with costs. However, advocates say more needs to be done.

AAHomecare Analyzes CMS’s New Oxygen LCD

AAHomecare provides a point-by-point breakdown of the new LCD, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023.

Providers Urged to Help End-of-Year DME Reimbursement Relief

AAHomecare calls on HME providers to tell their Senators and Representatives to include two key DME reimbursement provisions in any year-end omnibus spending legislation.

House Passes the Lymphedema Treatment Act

The legislation would require CMS to reimburse the cost of compression garments needed for ongoing lymphedema treatment.

CMS Publishes Post-PHE Audit Guidance

In the first guidance on how it will handle audits after the Covid-19 public health emergency, CMS offers clarifications on dates of service and the nature of the audits.

Business Solutions

Outsourced Billing: Taking a Second Look

The forces pushing providers to reexamine RCM services, and how providers can integrate outsourced billing into their businesses.

AAHomecare Unveils ‘The Value of HME’

Created by the association’s Payer Relations Council, the new brochure aims to help providers show payers how they deliver value to patients while reducing costs.

Ind. Providers Secure ARPA Fund Eligibility

Industry advocates work to ensure that Indiana HME providers qualify for ARPA relief funds equaling 8.1% of their qualified Medicaid billing.

Medtrade News

AAHomecare Update: Challenges, Priorities and Strategy

The update from the national HME association’s panel of experts itemizes central agenda items for the industry when it comes to legislation, regulatory affairs and payer relations.

Medtrade News

Jim Walsh Honored as 2022 Van Miller Homecare Champion

The American Association for Homecare’s Tom Ryan recognized the VGM Group Chairman at Tuesday’s AAHomecare Update, and offered additional words at the Stand Up for Homecare benefit.



HHS Extends Covid-19 PHE Into 2023

The public health emergency’s reimbursement and regulatory policies impacting HME providers will continue until Jan. 11. The question is, will it last beyond that?

Provider Strategy

Working Cooperatively with a Manufacturer

Providers and manufacturers must take care to understand the laws governing how they work with one another.

AAHomecare Publishes Payer Engagement Resources

A new addition to the association’s web site aims to help HME providers educate payers on increased operational costs during their 2023 contract negotiations.

Industry Preps for H.R. 6641 Advocacy Push

AAHomecare aims to leverage a resurgence in grassroots lobbying to drive support for the DMEPOS Relief Act in hopes of attaching its provisions to an omnibus spending bill.

Healthcare, Tech Veterans Join DMEscripts’ Leadership

John Brady and Frank Schools join as CEO and CFO, respectively, to help spread the adoption of the industry-owned e-prescribing platform.

AAHomecare Legislative Event Notches 240-plus Meetings

HME advocates participating in Sept. 21 Virtual Washington Legislative Conference met with nearly 10 percent more House and Senate offices in push to advance various industry objectives.

VGM Opens DME Industry Disaster Cost Survey

VGM Government Relations is surveying providers on expenses incurred from natural disasters to show CMS true costs DME suppliers incur and make reimbursement recommendations.

Seat Elevation Signature Push Continues

NCART reminds mobility stakeholders and providers that they have until Sept. 14 to submit public comments urging CMS to reimburse power seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs.

CMS Releases Post-PHE Roadmap

While it is likely that HHS will extend the PHE for another 90 days after it expires on Oct. 15, the agency has released guidance on preparing for the end of the PHE, including guidelines for DMEPOS suppliers.

NHIA Hosting Home and Specialty Infusion Payor Summit

Aimed at representatives from payers, attendees of the inaugural event will learn from home and specialty infusion experts and executives about current and future opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

HME Business Podcast