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HME/RT Council (Home Medical Equipment/Respiratory Therapy Council)

The HME/RT Council actively works on issues of importance to the general HME and respiratory space as well as industry-wide priorities.  Through a combined focus on advocacy initiatives (legislative and regulatory) and operational practices, Council members are able to advance respiratory and general HME priorities that directly impact their daily activities and long-term strategic planning.

Through council-wide discussions and targeted Work Group activities, the Council tackles an impressive workload of Council goals each year while advising the Board of Directors, other AAHomecare Councils, and vested stakeholders on priority needs.  

Recent areas of focus include: 
•    Competitive Bidding 
•    Value Based Purchasing for Clinical Respiratory Services
•    Industry Consultant Directory
•    Home Mechanical Ventilation  
•    And More!

All AAHomecare members are welcome to join the HME/RT Council, which is comprised of a diverse makeup of members spanning the entire country of various sizes, including suppliers, manufacturers, and service support companies.  Leading the Council are:
•    Chair: Missy Cross, ProMedica, OH
•    Vice Chair: Al Neumann, Corner Home Medical, MN

The council meets quarterly via phone and in person at major industry events like Medtrade.  Any AAHomecare member who is interested in becoming a member of the HME/RT Council should contact Ashley Plauché, AAHomecare’s Manager of Government Affairs, for more information. 

Additional information on these issues can be found among Sleep Policy and Oxygen Therapy resources in AAHomecare’s Advocacy section.