AAHomecare Releases "State of Medicare Mobility" Report; Competitive Bidding Complaints Accumulate

Report decries impact of recent mobility regulations on "most vulnerable" members of society.

DME MACs Announce Directions for Upgrade Modifiers

Instructions concern claims denied for "least costly alternative" reasons.

Ombudsman Told of Round 1 Problems

Complaints include untrained CMS personnel and inconsistent regulations on bid and appeal review.

Pushing Boundries & Dispelling Myths

Understanding the Genesis of Complex Rehab Funding

PECOS Implementation Is Delayed

CMS postpones PECOS' automated edits function, gives no projected start date.

CMS Announces Round 1 Competitive Bidding Winners

356 suppliers were awarded 1,217 contracts, CMS announces in a press conference.

AAHomecare Seeks PECOS Info from DME Providers

Association is still receiving reports of large numbers of unregistered physicians.

Rehab List

The BIG Rehab List

Technology You'll Talk About in 2011…& Why

Get a sneak peek at the technology categories the industry will be talking about next year…and why! From new innovations to policy questions to funding challenges, here’s the big buzz.

Cushions & Accessories

Funding Concerns Ahead

Industry Still Waiting to Learn Bid Winners' Identities

CMS blames past incidents of fraud, abuse for the ongoing delay.

Funding Essentials

National Competitive Bidding: Cause & Effect

Competitive bidding’s round 1 is on the way. Are you ready?

CMS Open Door Forum: No New Info on Bidding Winners

Industry had expected winning bidders to be named by end of September.

New Medicare Redetermination Form Now Available

Form applies to all four DME MAC jurisdictions.

AAHomecare to Congress: Delay Elimination of First-Month Purchase Option

Association asks for a year-long delay to ensure a smooth transition process, preserve access for beneficiaries.

Funding Essentials

Grass-Roots Advocacy: Make Yourself a Trusted Resource

Paying to Recline

Funding Update

Paying to Recline


Pediatric Funding

They’re Probably Scrutinizing a Little More

AMEPA Warns New NCB Payment Rates Will Cost Beneficiaries More

Report states Medicare beneficiaries will end up paying higher out-of-pocket costs to choose the DME they want.

NCART Medicaid Summit to Be Held Oct. 6-7

Educational event for suppliers, manufacturers and state association directors changes dates.

NGS: CMS Won’t Reject Claims If Prescribers Weren’t in PECOS July 6

CMS acknowledges enrollment process problems, but still says it will "employ a contingency plan" to meet ACA July 1 requirement.

Rethinking CRT Provision & Repair Timelines