Vehicle for 21st Century Cures Passes in the House The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures bill earlier today. The bill, led by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), originally addressed only medical innovation, and was incorporated into a vehicle dubbed as the “Health Policy Omnibus” in an effort to pass
As the lame duck session of Congress is ramping up for final adjournment in a few, short weeks, please encourage your beneficiaries to call Congress. People for Quality Care has put together a printable phone script to help with the call. Download and distribute today by visiting PFQC’s website here!
Michael Isbell of Cross Medical was featured in the Marshall News Messenger this weekend discussing the impacts of Medicare cuts for his business and the beneficiaries that the company serves saying, “In years past, Medicare … would pay us enough for one patient where we had profit margins,” Isbell said. “If we had another patient
H.R. 3471, the Veterans Mobility Safety Act of 2016 will be heading back to the House after the Senate passed the legislation which included an amendment from Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) late last week. The bill requires the VA to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles including: Equipment quality and safety
Please remember to take a few minutes to submit your 3rd Quarter 2016 Medicare audit activity information to AAHomecare’s HME Audit Key Survey. More industry participation is sought to make a stronger case for audit reform. Even if you didn’t participate in the earlier data submission rounds, you can still take part in the survey!
DME providers know all too well how Medicare cuts in 2016 have impacted their business and level of care for their local community’s seniors, a primary focus for independent providers. The challenge is reaching beneficiaries and an audience outside of your customer base in order to create awareness in the community to bring this issue
Featured above is VGM’s John Gallagher giving an short update on what will be going on during the lame-duck session of Congress, as well as the forecast on Congress and the Presidency in 2017. Many DME supporters and champions that have been working hard on DME legislation are heading back to Washington D.C. as they
16 meetings in two days! John Gallagher and Tom Powers of VGM as well as Thad Connally from First Choice Home Medical and Tom Ryan and Jay Witter of AAHomecare attended many key meetings in an effort to push for a 12-month delay on the rural rollout. CRT issues were also a topic of discussion
DME was on the ballot as Ballot Question #4 passed overwhelmingly with 72% of the vote to remove all sales tax from HME products. NAMPS President, Rich Pozesky was very pleased with the support from Nevada voters saying that it was a “major win for the citizens of Nevada.” Pozesky went on to say, “this
The election season is a long, drawn-out process that puts different ideas, visions for the nation to the ultimate test. Yesterday concluded over a year’s worth of campaign ads, political speeches, and now America is moving forward into a new Congress and White House. For many reasons, this election, regardless of a person’s political stances,