American Association for Homecare

American Association for Homecare The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes.
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AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations

Mission: The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) works to strengthen access to care for the millions of Americans who require medical care in their homes. AAHomecare represents healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. AAHomecare members serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other home medical equipment, therapies, services, and supplies in the home. Membership reflects a broad cross-section of the homecare community, including providers of all sizes operating approximately 3,000 locations in all 50 states.

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CMS Pauses Round 2021 For Most Product Categories and Publishes DMEPOS Proposed Rulehttps://mailchi.mp/aahomecare/dmepos...
10/28/2020
CMS Removes Most Product Categories from CB Round 2021 and Publishes DMEPOS Proposed Rule

CMS Pauses Round 2021 For Most Product Categories and Publishes DMEPOS Proposed Rule
https://mailchi.mp/aahomecare/dmepos-rule-oct-2020?e=119606f057

This evening, CMS announced that there will be no Round 2021 competitive bidding contracts awarded for product categories bid in this round, with the exception of other than Off-The-Shelf (OTS) Back Braces and OTS Knee Braces. The Agency also released a long-awaited DMEPOS Proposed Rule with guidanc...

10/27/2020

This evening, CMS announced there will be no Round 2021 CB contracts awarded for product categories other than Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Back Braces and OTS Knee Braces. CMS also published the DMEPOS proposed rule which includes a new payment schedule for non-CBAs, changes to continuous glucose monitors as DME, permanently excludes CRT manual accessories from CB-derived pricing, and more. AAHomecare is reviewing the 210-page proposed rule and will provide more information and analysis.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Stand Up for Homecare event this Thursday at 5:00 PM ET. If you have not re...
10/27/2020

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Stand Up for Homecare event this Thursday at 5:00 PM ET. If you have not registered for the virtual happy hour, space is limited - register today! https://www.aahomecare.org/events/5/standup

The overwhelming interest for the first Stand Up for Homecare session has led us to increase capacity at 5:00 PM and can...
10/26/2020
AAHomecare

The overwhelming interest for the first Stand Up for Homecare session has led us to increase capacity at 5:00 PM and cancel the second happy hour at 7:00 PM. 5:00 PM reservations are still available, register here: https://www.aahomecare.org/events/5/standup

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We are stronger together! Learn more in episode 2 of our videocast titled One Voice.
10/08/2020
AAHHomecare and the HME Industry

We are stronger together! Learn more in episode 2 of our videocast titled One Voice.

Latest on advocacy and engagement in the HME community....

Our Medical Supplies Council members met to tackle the latest on incontinence, ostomy, woundcare PPE, & more after recei...
09/24/2020

Our Medical Supplies Council members met to tackle the latest on incontinence, ostomy, woundcare PPE, & more after receiving updates on AAH efforts underway with legislative, regulatory, & payer relations. If you are not a member of a Council, contact us today and get involved!

Thank you Rep. John Larson and Rep. Lee Zeldin for leading the Congressional sign-on letter asking CMS to make the CRT m...
09/16/2020
Congressional Sign-on Letter on Bidding-Derived Pricing for CRT Extended to Sept. 18

Thank you Rep. John Larson and Rep. Lee Zeldin for leading the Congressional sign-on letter asking CMS to make the CRT manual accessories relief permanent. Deadline for signatures is September 18. HME leaders should reach out to your Representatives to sign. Find letter & top prospects at: https://www.aahomecare.org/news/post/congressional-sign-on-letter-on-bidding-derived-pricing-for-crt-extended-to-sept-18-

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When payer issues arise, member Ryan Bullock knows where to turn. Do you? The collective power of influence the Associat...
09/15/2020

When payer issues arise, member Ryan Bullock knows where to turn. Do you?

The collective power of influence the Association has with payers has positively affected member companies like Aeroflow. Ryan explains, “currently, the team is working through issues related to TRICARE and WPS processing of claims and retroactively applying of medical coverage guidelines. It’s a much harder ask for one individual provider to influence change; however, collectively through AAHomecare, we can make changes happen!”

Join Today: https://www.aahomecare.org/membership/join-today

Have you seen the first Videocast from AAHomecare? Make sure you listen to two AAHomecare members who tried to "go it al...
09/15/2020
ONE VOICE - Episode 1

Have you seen the first Videocast from AAHomecare? Make sure you listen to two AAHomecare members who tried to "go it alone" but found their most positive experiences came from working with other provider through the national association to effect policy and coordinate efforts.
https://aahomecare.podbean.com/e/one-voice-episode-1/

"Our future as an industry is what we make it!" These are the words of one of our guests in the inaugural videocast of AAHHomecare called, One Voice. Hear from two AAHomecare members who tried to "go it alone" but found their most positive experiences came...

AAHomecare Insider: Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Oxygen Budget Neutrality Legislation
09/09/2020
AAHomecare Insider: Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Oxygen Budget Neutrality Legislation

AAHomecare Insider: Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Oxygen Budget Neutrality Legislation

Congressional Sign-on Letter on Bidding-Derived Pricing for CRT Extended to Sept. 18 -- Humana Changes NIV Authorization Process with No Formal Notification -- Indiana Medicaid Accepting Comments on Proposed Reimbursement Cuts Through Sept. 11 -- CMS Accepting Home Oxygen NCD Comments Until Septembe...

09/09/2020

Breaking news: the House Energy & Commerce Committee just approved H.R. 8158, legislation to fix a payment disparity impacting stationary O2 in rural areas. Thanks to
Congressman Dave Loebsack and Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers for their leadership on this issue! More details in today's AAH Insider publishing shortly!

AAHomecare Insider - AAHomecare to Anthem: The DME Marketplace Has Changed Dramatically Under COVID-19 -
08/26/2020
AAHomecare Insider -- AAHomecare to Anthem: The DME Marketplace Has Changed Dramatically Under COVID-19

AAHomecare Insider - AAHomecare to Anthem: The DME Marketplace Has Changed Dramatically Under COVID-19 -

AAHomecare covers a myriad of issues in this editions including: UHC Addresses Uninsured Program Claims Issue -- MACPAC Urges HHS to Provide Advance Notice on Timeline for Ending PHE -- Provider Relief Deadline Extended -- Federal Legislative Roundup – Help Keep the Pressure on for Non- Bid Are Re...

Don't miss ONE VOICE, a new videocast from AAHomecare. This monthly series will get to the heart of why one voice for HM...
08/25/2020

Don't miss ONE VOICE, a new videocast from AAHomecare. This monthly series will get to the heart of why one voice for HME is critical to this industry. Debuting Wednesday, August 26, 2020! Look for the link in the Insider.

CMS announces opportunity for providers and suppliers to participate in the Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperab...
08/24/2020
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CMS announces opportunity for providers and suppliers to participate in the Electronic Medical Documentation Interoperability (EMDI) Pilot Program and will be hosting several informational webinars Aug-Oct for interested parties.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

This past week we launched our Vendor Equip program which adds “value” to our vendor members who support AAHomecare poli...
08/20/2020

This past week we launched our Vendor Equip program which adds “value” to our vendor members who support AAHomecare policy initiatives. Thank you Shelley Bache and Matthew Boarman, at First Quality, for allowing us to share AAH resources and information with your sales team. Everyone succeeds when we align with One Voice and work together to strengthen the National Association!

KNOWING THE LATEST RELIEF DETAILSMore specifics have emerged on expanded Phase 2 of CARES provider relief. Make sure you...
08/19/2020
Knowing the Latest Relief Details -- HME Business

KNOWING THE LATEST RELIEF DETAILS
More specifics have emerged on expanded Phase 2 of CARES provider relief. Make sure you know the options available to you.

More specifics have emerged on expanded Phase 2 of CARES provider relief. Make sure you know the options available to you.

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into pat...
08/10/2020
A Covid-19 Lesson: Some Seriously Ill Patients Can Be Treated at Home

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.

To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.

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As the foremost national association leading the charge on policy and advocacy for our industry, AAHomecare is fighting for your interests on Capitol Hill and at CMS.

We are adding to our portfolio of expertise, services, and strategies for assisting members and moving the home medical equipment industry forward. New initiatives within our Councils are focusing on solutions to problems members have expressed, honing in on technology, Medicaid, and even quality standards initiatives.

Do something for your business and your industry; become a member of AAHomecare today. This year alone, 262 Congressional visits were made during the Washington Legislative Conference, 54,000 e-mails were sent to Members of Congress through the Action Center, and 154 House members endorsed rural reimbursement relief thanks to grassroots advocacy.

When we speak with one voice, good things happen!

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