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Complex rehab update: Medicaid worries, legislative hopes


BUFFALO, N.Y. – State Medicaid programs are keeping a close watch on the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic and the progress of relief-related packages in Congress as they make their budget plans for 2021, says Don Clayback.

Scott Markovich is on the hunt for Medicaid savings

At the top of his list: Keeping people home, reducing costs

HARTFORD, Conn. – With many state Medicaid programs facing increased enrollment but decreased budgets, the timing of CareCentrix’s recent expansion into the Medicaid managed care market couldn’t be better, says Scott Markovich.

Virginia: Stakeholders seek to restrict Medicaid MCOs


RICHMOND, Va. – Stakeholders in Virginia are lobbying for a budget amendment that would help to safeguard DME providers by ensuring that Medicaid MCOs can’t force contract terms that are unfair or unequitable, according to ACMESA.

Provider relief updates: PPP, Medicaid


President Trump has extended the deadline for small businesses to apply for a loan from the Paycheck Protection Program to Aug. 8.

North Carolina rate protects DME


RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on July 2 signed Bill 808, including a provision creating a rate floor for durable medical equipment.

AAHomecare reaches out on Medicaid relief


WASHINGTON —AAHomecare is working to get equitable treatment for HME suppliers who have been denied Medicaid-based relief.

HHS releases funds for Medicaid providers

Stakeholders have asked HHS to include HME providers

WASHINGTON - The Department of Health and Human Services is distributing an additional $15 billion in relief funding from the Provider Relief Fund, this time specifically for health care providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs, VGM reports.

AAH to HHS: Include HME in Medicaid relief


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has asked the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to include HME suppliers in any future rounds of relief for providers who bill Medicaid.

Stakeholders try to get ahead of Medicaid cuts


WASHINGTON – HME industry stakeholders are laying the groundwork to push back against anticipated Medicaid cuts, as states grapple with budgetary pressures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAHomecare urges Medicaid to ensure access


WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is asking CMS to ensure state Medicaid program do not engage in cost-cutting measures that will access patient access to DME.