Key Issues

AAHomecare advocates for the home medical equipment sector in Congress and at federal regulatory agencies, partners with other organizations in the healthcare field, and works to make sure the essential work of the home medical equipment community is accurately portrayed by the media.  Almost all of these efforts fall under the issue areas found below or at left.

These activities are largely guided by AAHomecare's Councils, which are open all AAHomecare members.

Anti-fraud & Abuse

AAHomecare and its members are committed to doing our part to stop waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare's home medical equipment sector, which has zero tolerance for illegal activity. This…

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Audits

The Medicare audit process and coverage criteria do not work properly. They must be modified in order to reduce their negative impact on home medical equipment providers’ operational…

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Competitive Bidding

Background 110 of the largest, most densely populated MSAs in the country currently participate as Competitively Bid Areas (CBAs) in the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) for DMEPOS…

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Cost-Effectiveness of Homecare

Home medical equipment allows seniors, persons with disabilities or chronic health issues, and individuals recovering from an accident, surgery or illness to stay in their homes, often at a…

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HME Manufacturer Issues

UPDATE: IRS RULE FOR MEDICAL DEVICE TAX IS FAVORABLE FOR HOMECARE – On December 5, the Internal Revenue Service issued greatly improved final regulations for the application of a…

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Market Pricing Program

UPDATE: Thank you to Congressmen Thompson and Braley and the 81 members of Congress who cosigned the letter asking CMS Administrator Tavenner to stop the expansion of the Medicare bidding…

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Medical Supplies

Home medical equipment providers furnish essential products that include diabetic, incontinence, ostomy, urological, and wound care supplies. AAHomecare members can find more information…

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Oxygen Therapy

The AAHomecare urges Congress to enact legislation to help more than one million Medicare home oxygen patients breathe easier by reducing the burdens placed on them by the Deficit Reduction…

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Power Wheelchairs/Mobility

AAHomecare members are experts in providing standard and power wheelchairs, mobility equipment, and complex power mobility devices designed to meet patient-specific needs. Our members focus…

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Sleep Policy

AAHomecare is concerned with the CMS policy on non-consumable supplies as it applies to CPAP. Recently, AAHomecare submitted comments to CMS on the DME MAC bulletin on non-consumable…

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Medical Gases

AAHomecare supports the Medical Gas Safety Act included in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee reauthorization bills that are currently working their way through the legislative…

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