Intermittent Catheter Survey Underway to Identify True Costs of Providing Supplies

June 17, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC - The American Association for Homecare has engaged Dobson | DaVanzo & Associates to conduct a study to assess the direct and indirect costs of providing intermittent catheters.

Federal Scrutiny of MCOs

June 17, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - President Lyndon Johnson signed the Medicare Act into law in 1965. Medicare is primarily for the elderly. This precipitated the formation of the DME industry in the 1970s. The DME industry primarily serves the elderly.

HHS OIG Examines PMD Repairs

June 11, 2022

On May 31, 2022, the OIG published a report titled, “Medicare Improperly Paid Durable Medical Equipment Suppliers an Estimated $8 Million of the $40 Million Paid for Power Mobility Device Repairs.

Primary Season Affords Opportunities To Engage With Legislators

June 10, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last week, seven states (CA, IA, MS, MT, NJ, NM, and SD) held Congressional primaries for one or both parties. Twenty-nine other states have primaries scheduled between next Tuesday and Sept. 13.

Negotiating Managed Care Contracts

June 10, 2022

AMARILLO, TX - Historically, DME suppliers have taken care of Medicare patients and have billed CMS directly. This is known as “Medicare fee-for-service” (Medicare FFS). Also, historically, suppliers have taken care of state Medicaid patients.

In Memory of Shelly Prial

June 10, 2022

Shelly cultivated his tenacity in Brooklyn during the 1930s. When he volunteered for WW II, he failed the vision test, but figured out a way around it...Shelly was highly successful in convincing his peers to get involved in legislative advocacy.