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The next Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Please call at least 15 minutes prior to the forum start time.
**This Agenda is Subject to Change**
1. Opening Remarks
Acting Chair – Brian Slater, Center for Medicare
Moderator – Jill Darling (OC)
**DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
II. Announcements & Updates
III. Open Q&A
Next Home Health, Hospice & DME ODF: TBA
This Open Door Forum is open to everyone, but if you are a member of the Press, you may listen in but please refrain from asking questions during the Q & A portion of the call. If you have inquiries, please contact CMS at Press@cms.hhs.gov. Thank you.
Open Door Participation Instructions:
This call will be Conference Call Only.
To participate by phone:
Dial: 1-800-837-1935 & Reference Conference ID: 7073239
Persons participating by phone do not need to RSVP.
TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or 1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.
Encore: 1-855-859-2056; Conference ID: 7073239
Encore is an audio recording of this call that can be accessed by dialing 1-855-859-2056 beginning 4 hour after the call has ended. The recording expires after 2 business days.
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Presented by Kim Brummett of AAHomecare, Cara Bachenheimer of Brown & Fortunato, and Mark Higley of VGM Group.
Big changes are coming to the DME competitive bidding program this year. When the Round 2021 bidding window opens July 16, bidders will notice significant changes to how Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, & Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program works.
Make sure you’re prepared! AAHomecare is teaming up with other industry leaders to offer an exclusive educational webinar to help bidders understand the new process.
Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET
To register, CLICK HERE!
Leading industry experts will be on hand to highlight tools that can help you estimate how changes such as the new lead item pricing methodology impacts the rest of the products in each category and how the new rates would compare to current Medicare rates.
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Join your peers from around the country to advocate for better HME public policy at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference. We need a strong turnout at this year’s Legislative Conference to keep the pressure on Congress to expand Medicare reimbursement relief, provide a longer-term solution for suppliers outside of bidding areas, fix oxygen payment policy, and protect access to CRT and ventilators.
Whether you’re a seasoned HME advocate or an individual who wants to become more involved in shaping better public policy for our industry, you can make an impact at this year’s Washington Legislative Conference! AAHomecare will provide issue education and make appointments for you to meet with House and Senate offices. Contact Gordon Barnes in the AAHomecare office with any questions about the process.
The conference is open to all HME suppliers, whether AAHomecare members or not. The conference takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va., which is just convenient to both Washington’s Reagan National Airport and Capitol Hill. Make your reservations today to receive the conference rate: Room rate $239 per night if reserved by April 29. Reserve your roon online or call 800-222-8733 for the DoubleTree reservation line and reference the American Association for Homecare.
Register for the Conference here (online and fax/mail options available) -- $49 AAHomecare Members | $99 Nonmembers. Please contact Kam Yuricich at the Great Lakes office if you plan to attend so we can coordinate attendees from our states! We'd love to see you there!