House Passes Medical Equipment Bidding Reforms

The House of Representatives has passed a bill to reform the Medicare competitive bidding program for home medical equipment, earning praise from industry leaders who have pushed for the changes. “The House passing H.R. 284 is a huge step towards reforming the bidding process, but our work is not done,” said Tom Ryan, president and […]

Push Against Competitive Bidding Goes National

A growing group of professionals with ties to the home care and medical equipment industries are uniting in their opposition to a proposal from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand its competitive bidding program to new areas.  From clinicians and advocates for Medicare beneficiaries to home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and […]

DME Users Voice Hardships of CMS Competitive Bidding Program

Users of durable medical equipment (DME) have called upon a home health advocacy group in their efforts to voice hardships caused by the latest round of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Competitive Bidding program. Round 2 of CMS’s Competitive Bidding Program went into effect July 1, 2013, and since then more than […]

AAHomecare Appoints New President and CEO

The American Association for Homecare announced yesterday that Thomas H. Ryan will join the advocacy organization in September as president and chief executive officer.  In March of this year, AAHomecare announced that Tyler J. Wilson, president and CEO since 2006, would be leaving the organization in September 2013 and that his replacement was “to be […]

Congress Reps. Clear the Air on Competitive Bidding

Two Congress members have set out to clear the air about their work to fix Medicare’s competitive bidding system, after claiming an article from USA Today inaccurately represented them.  Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) and Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) claimed that as co-sponsors of a bill to fix the program, the USA Today article portrayed them […]

AAHomecare CEO to Step Down, Replacement TBD

The American Association for Homecare announced last week that current President and CEO Tyler Wilson would be leaving the company in September.  AAHomecare’s Executive Committee and Wilson mutually agreed that the association would be moving forward with a new president and CEO once Wilson’s contract expires in September.  “It has been a privilege to serve […]

AAHomecare Asks Goverment Watchdog to Investigate Competitive Bidding Program

The American Association for Homecare (AAHC) is making a formal request to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) to investigate Medicare’s competitive bidding program. The request stems from the unwillingness of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to share information about the bidding system, such as how […]