Funding


AAHomecare, CMS Meet on Bidding, Reimbursement

Discussion between senior association staff and leaders at the agency indicates that CMS doesn’t look likely to start a new round of competitive bidding this year.

22 Lawmakers Back Oxygen Letter

The Congressional sign-on letter asks CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

Podcast

Prepping the Push for Medicare Seat Elevation Funding

Could Medicare finally fund seat elevation systems for power wheelchairs? A key meeting held last week could set the stage for an upcoming public comment campaign calling to revise the NCD.

Observation Deck

It’s Time to Go ‘All In’ on HME Advocacy

Make your voice heard on Medicare reimbursement policy by joining the Virtual 2022 Washington Legislative Conference on Sept. 21.

Medicare Opens Seat Elevation NCD to Review

Mobility advocates expect the agency to review the NCD on seat elevation/standing, which could finally provide long-sought-after funding for those systems. Aug. 3 virtual roundtable will set the stage for a public comment effort.

New York, Alabama Sleep Providers Score Medicaid Wins

New York Medicaid unbundles CPAP and BiPAP payments. Alabama Medicaid updates PAP device policies. Both moves should mean reimbursement gains for providers in those states.

House Sign-on Letter Calls for Oxygen Template

The bi-partisan Congressional sign-on letter asks lawmakers to join an effort urging CMS to adopt a clear, standardized template letter for home oxygen equipment and supplies.

AAHomecare Slates Virtual Washington Legislative Conference

The Sept. 21 event invites HME providers to meet with Congressional offices to advocate for a number of HME policy priorities using a seamless virtual meeting platform

CAMPS Achieves Key State Budget Aims

California state’s new budget eliminates the 10 percent cut for DME and sets reimbursement for respiratory at 100 percent of Medicare. Association also slates annual meeting.

Service Assists Prior Auth Compliance for Braces

Össur’s Empower solution helps clinicians ensure they comply with new requirements for knee and spinal brace claims.



Report: Medicare Overpaid for PMD Repairs

Based on a sampling of claims, an HHS OIG report estimates that Medicare improperly paid for $8 million in power mobility device repairs.

Breastfeeding Coalition Calls for Increased Reimbursement

As the price for hard-to-find formula skyrockets, the AAHomecare group calls on private payer insurance and Medicaid programs to increase coverage for breast pumps and supplies.

ATLAS TECHNOLOGY Enters Canadian Market

HME and CRT software and business services company is now offering its four key service brands to Canadian providers.

Observation Deck

A Closer Look at DME MACs’ Removal of Oxygen CMN Requirement for the PHE

The clarification gives Oxygen providers a clear path forward for claims for the duration of the Covid-19 PHE. What about the long term?

AAHomecare Creates Incontinence Advocacy Resources

Letter and infographic are designed to help HME advocates engage Medicaid programs on the challenges facing patients’ access to incontinence supplies.

Revenue Cycle Management

2022 HME Business Handbook: Revenue Cycle Management

How Outsourcing Has Dominated the HME Billing Market

Observation Deck

The Audit Increase HMEs Can Expect in Coming Months

HME Strategy

2022 HME Business Handbook: HME Strategy

Preparing For Value- and Outcomes-Based Care For HME

Payer Relations

2022 HME Business Handbook: Payer Relations

Negotiating With Payers Preparation Is The Key

Podcast

Simplifying the Transition to Homecare

How do HME providers benefit from smoother coordination with referral partners, payers, caregivers and patients during the move to care in the home?

HME Business Podcast