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07/10/2020

Medicare FFS Audits and Prior Authorization Program to Fully Return on August 3

Breaking News from AAHomecare


07/09/2020

Governor DeWine Signs Order to Enable ODJFS to Use CARES Act Funds for SharedWork Ohio Program


07/08/2020

Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Ohio Counties


07/07/2020

ODA Engages Local Small Businesses to Support Seniors During COVID-19


07/06/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Statewide Inventory of Ventilators


07/06/2020

Ohio Public Health Advisory System to Battle COVID-19 at County Level


07/03/2020

Georgia World Congress Center Achieves Accreditation for Cleaning, Disinfection, and Infectious Disease Prevention

Medtrade Monday Reports


07/02/2020

CMS Confirms On-Site Accreditation Visits Remain on Hold


07/01/2020

Medicare Rates Increase for CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories

Message from NCART


06/30/2020

Gov. DeWine Provides Update on Nursing Home Visitations


06/30/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Statewide Inventory of Ventilators


06/29/2020

Registration Open for Medtrade in Atlanta Nov. 2-4

SmartSaver Rates Are in Effect!


06/29/2020

AAHomecare Joins Other Healthcare Groups to Prevent Unintended Tax Consequences for CARES Relief


06/26/2020

Gov. DeWine Announces Continued Funding for 2-1-1 Services


06/25/2020

MEDCAC Hosting Virtual Meeting on July 22 to Discuss Respiratory Policy


06/23/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Ventilator Inventory Survey

Due Every Wednesday at 5 PM


06/22/2020

Medtrade Free Expo Pass


06/19/2020

Governor DeWine Announces Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile


06/18/2020

AAHomecare Working to Secure Equitable Treatment for Providers Denied Substantial Medicaid-Based Relief

Breaking News from AAHomecare


06/17/2020

State of Ohio's Emergency Operations Center Seeking Material


06/16/2020

Pop-Up COVID-19 Testing Sites Available in Ohio


06/16/2020

Medicare DMEPOS Supplier Tracking Report Shows Steady Numbers

Ohio Experiences 41% Decrease Nov. 2010 - April 2020


06/15/2020

Heartland At Home Begins Today

VGM’s Annual Conference Transitioned to a Virtual Edition Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic


06/12/2020

Gov. DeWine Announces New Role for Dr. Amy Acton


06/11/2020

Enlisting Congressional Support for Round 2021 Delay

AAHomecare Insider 6/10/2020


06/09/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Ventilator Inventory Survey

Due Every Wednesday at 5 PM


06/08/2020

HHS Update on Provider Relief Guidance Includes Details on Eligible Expenses and Lost Revenues

AAHomecare 6/05/2020 COVID-19 Update


06/05/2020

Governor DeWine Announces Orders To Reopen More Facilities in Ohio


06/04/2020

HME Benchmarking Survey Now Open!


06/03/2020

Ohio Resumes Medical Surgeries and Procedures Delayed During COVID-19


06/02/2020

Outdoor Visitation at Ohio's Assisted Living and Other Facilities Resumes June 8

State Guidance Document Available


06/01/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Ventilator Inventory Survey

Response Due Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM


05/29/2020

Ohio Announces Pharmacy Testing Sites for COVID-19


05/27/2020

DME MAC Clarification on Payer Change Equipment Demonstration


05/26/2020

ODA Receives Federal Grant to Assist Older Ohioans through COVID-19


05/22/2020

Ohio Department of Medicaid Managed Care Procurement Update


05/21/2020

Medicare Signature Requirements on Proof of Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted April 14, 2020 / Revised May 21, 2020


05/21/2020

HHS Updates Guidance on Provider Relief Fund and Attestation Requirements

Source: American Association for Homecare


05/20/2020

"Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory" Announced by Gov. DeWine


05/19/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Statewide Inventory of Ventilators

Response Due Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM


05/18/2020

Deadline Approaching: Notification Requirements of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Nursing Home Residents and Staff


05/15/2020

COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates

Latest from Gov. DeWine's Administration


05/14/2020

Survey Details Challenges for HME Suppliers Under COVID-19 Crisis

AAHomecare Summarizes Severe Disruption for Items Related to Treating COVID-19 Patients


05/12/2020

Ohio Department of Aging Launches Free Check-in Service for Older Citizens


05/11/2020

Updated Responsible RestartOhio Guidance for Licensees from Board of Pharmacy

HME Licensees and Registrants Included


05/11/2020

Breaking Down The PHE Rules

From The Desk Of Ronda Buhrmester, VGM Sr Director of Reimbursement


05/08/2020

Ohio's Plan to Reopen Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services


05/07/2020

Will Home Care Come Full Circle?

Guest Article by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


05/06/2020

Gov. DeWine Announces State Budget Impact Due to COVID-19; Medicaid Cuts Included


05/05/2020

SAVE THE DATE:  OAMES Webinar Scheduled May 13 for State COVID-19 Update


05/04/2020

Ohio Forms Advisory Groups on Restaurants and Personal Services


05/01/2020

COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Released by CMS


04/30/2020

Status of State Licenses During Pandemic


04/29/2020

DME MAC Jurisdiction B News from CGS

IVR System and myCGS Web Portal Will Be Unavailable May 1–3


04/29/2020

Important CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Update

VGM Provides Analysis and Information for HME Providers


04/29/2020

Rescheduled Webinar: Sales and Marketing Through COVID-19

Hosted by Team@Work, Sponsored by Playmaker


04/28/2020

Gov. DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan


04/27/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Statewide Inventory of Ventilators

Response Due Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM


04/27/2020

Zooming Through the Pandemic

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


04/27/2020

CMS Reevaluates Accelerated Payment Program and Suspends Advance Payment Program


04/24/2020

Navigating the New Normal Podcast, Sales and MarketingThrough COVID-19

Podcast hosted by Team@Work, sponsored by Prochant


04/23/2020

Ohio Creates Mental Health CareLine


04/22/2020

Ohio Manufacturing Alliance Launches Exchange to Help Facilitate Access to PPE


04/22/2020

CGS Hosts 4/28/20 Webinar on "Accelerated/Advance Payment During COVID-19 Emergency Collaborative"


04/21/2020

Governor DeWine Announces Nursing Home/Hospital COVID-19 Data Collection Changes


04/21/2020

Medtrade "Call for Presentations" for November Event is On – Deadline May 1, 2020


04/20/2020

CMS Issues Recommendations to Re-Open Health Care Systems in Areas with Low Incidence of COVID-19


04/17/2020

Governor DeWine Discusses State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed


04/16/2020

Attestation Portal for Provider Relief Funds Now Available


04/16/2020

Important Survey to Measure COVID-19 Impact on HME Providers and Manufacturers

Respond by Close of Business 4/21


04/15/2020

Heartland Conference 2020 Is Coming to You!

Important Announcement from The VGM Group


04/14/2020

Reminder to Respond to ODH Statewide Inventory of Ventilators and Other Breathing Devices

Response Due Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM


04/13/2020

HME Suppliers Begin to Receive Share of Initial $30 Billion COVID-19 Relief Payments for Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 Update from American Association for Homecare


04/13/2020

Dinsmore Law Firm Offers Guidance and FAQs on COVID-19


04/09/2020

CMS Removes Non-Invasive Ventilators from Round 2021 of the Competitive Bidding Program


04/09/2020

Sharing Company Best Practices During COVID-19

Special Announcement from the American Association for Homecare


04/08/2020

Ohio Establishes New "Office of Small Business Relief"


04/07/2020

Providers Urged to Use Best Judgment in Following New CMS Guidance

AAHomecare Policy Statement on COVID-19 and the Role of HME Suppliers


04/07/2020

CMS Hosts COVID-19 “Office Hours” Call Today


04/06/2020

TPE Review Update from CGS Medical Review


04/03/2020

DME MAC COVID-19 Webinar Scheduled April 8


04/03/2020

CRT Industry COVID-19 Webinar Recording

NCART Initiates Weekly Series of CRT Webinars


04/02/2020

Ohio Sends $8.8M in Meal Assistance for Older Ohioans


04/02/2020

The Courage to Lead: Our Moment is Now

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


04/01/2020

ODH Announces Mandatory Statewide Inventory of Ventilators and Other Breathing Devices

Response Due 5 pm Today and Weekly Until Further Notice


03/31/2020

Medtrade 2020 in Atlanta – Call for Presentations is On – Deadline is May 1


03/31/2020

"Breaking Silences" Online Seminar: Impact of COVID-19 on Chronically Ill or Medically Complex Community


03/30/2020

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine March 23-29 Week in Review

Helpful Overview Prepared by Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation


03/30/2020

Renting Equipment to Hospitals During the COVID-19 Crisis: Key Lease Provisions

Article Source: Medtrade Monday Newsletter 3-30-2020


03/30/2020

CDC Updates Information on People at Higher Risk for Severe Illness From COVID-19


03/28/2020

DME MAC Jurisdiction B News from CGS: Accelerated/Advance Payment


03/27/2020

House Passes Coronavirus Stimulus Plan - HME Legislation Included! Heading To The President's Desk

Article Courtesy of VGM Group


03/26/2020

CMS Releases COVID-19 Medicare Provider Enrollment Relief FAQ


03/26/2020

Out of Equipment? Too Much Equipment? SWAP IT.

Providers Helping Providers Through VGM Online Portal


03/25/2020

Policy Recommendations for Commercial Payers Finalized with More Than 150 Supporting Companies and Stakeholders


03/24/2020

Home Delivery, Billing and Sales Webinar Recording Now Available


03/23/2020

Oxygen Coverage Extended for COVID-19 Patients


03/20/2020

URGENT!  Ventilator and Home Oxygen Capacity Survey; Due COB March 23


03/18/2020

Home Delivery, Billing, and Sales in a COVID-19 Environment Webinars

Presented by Ty Bello, Ronda Buhrmester, Laura Williard


03/17/2020

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak


03/17/2020

Industry and NSCAC Q&A Regarding Supplier Standards During COVID-19


03/17/2020

OAMES April 2 Medicaid Training Seminar Postponed


03/17/2020

ODH to Order Polls Closed Tuesday as Health Emergency


03/16/2020

Ohio Secretary of State LaRose Mandates Curbside Voting Option


03/16/2020

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Issues Related to COVID-19


03/14/2020

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Health Care Providers Fact Sheet


03/14/2020

Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update


03/10/2020

HME Community Seeking Guidance on COVID-19

AAHomecare 3/10/2020 Alert


03/09/2020

COVID-19 Response: CMS Issues FAQs to Assist Medicare Providers


03/05/2020

VGM's Heartland Conference Registration is Open


02/27/2020

Join Us at OAMES Spring Medicaid Training Seminar


02/26/2020

Volunteer Help for Caregivers

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


02/20/2020

Countdown to Medtrade Spring! Great Learning and Networking Opportunities Abound!

Advanced Registration Rates Available through Feb. 22!


02/19/2020

Ohio Department of Medicaid RFI #1 & #2 Closing on 3/03/2020


02/14/2020

Registration Opens for the CGS Medicare Mega Workshop in Nashville March 25-26


02/07/2020

RAC Approved to Audit Hospital Beds and Manual Wheelchairs


02/05/2020

Without Credibility and Ethics, PR is Just Spin

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


02/04/2020

OAMES Announces 2020 Educational Events

Spring and Fall Medicaid Seminars and 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition


01/31/2020

Ohio Scholars in Aging Program Provides Opportunities for Future Leaders to Help Ohio Prepare for an Aging Population


01/24/2020

OAMES Board of Directors Appoint 2020 Officers


01/20/2020

It's Time to Turn Up the Pressure on Two Major HME Advocacy Priorities


01/17/2020

Keep Your Team Strong! Renew OAMES 2020 Membership!


01/07/2020

CMS Streamlines Order Requirements, Effective Immediately


01/02/2020

DME MAC Jurisdiction B Announces 1st QTR 2020 DMEPOS Fee Schedule


12/30/2019

2020 CGS Provider Contact Center Holiday Schedule Now Available


12/23/2019

A Fearless Forecast for 2020

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


12/17/2019

New Medicare Card Transition Ends in 2 Weeks: Use MBIs Now to Get Paid January 1

Important Message from CMS


12/12/2019

CMS Seeks HME Community Input on Bidding Program Survey

Request for Comments on CBP Survey Questions Due Dec. 20th


12/10/2019

OAMES 40th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Booked for Oct. 14-15, 2020!


12/05/2019

Don’t Take a Holiday on Grassroots Advocacy! More Co-Sponsors Needed for HME Legislation


12/02/2019

New HME Rules Under State Board of Pharmacy Effective Dec. 15, 2019


11/22/2019

Ohio Providers Needed to Respond to Rural and Underserved Health Task Force RFI Due Nov. 29


11/19/2019

Ohio Department of Medicaid's Managed Care RFI Remains Open for Public Comment


11/13/2019

VGM Calls for Heartland Conference Speakers


11/05/2019

House Introduces Legislation to Protect Patient Access to Ventilators


11/01/2019

More About New Stark and Anti-Kickback Rules

Guest Article Provided by Elizabeth Hogue, Esq.


10/23/2019

Take Advantage of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday


10/20/2019

CBIC Announces Important Round 2021 Dates


10/14/2019

Seeking Candidates for Annual OAMES Board of Directors Election


10/11/2019

Karyn Estrella Honored as Homecare Champion for a Legacy of Leadership


10/04/2019

Ohio House Selects New Chairs For Three Committees


10/02/2019

Things to Know Before You Take on a Hot-button Topic

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


09/27/2019

Register Now for OAMES 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition!


09/26/2019

New Dear Colleague Letter Released to Spur Support for Rural Relief Legislation

Reach Out to Your Legislators Today!


09/19/2019

Early-Bird Registration Ends Sept. 20 for OAMES Fall Medicaid Training Seminar


09/13/2019

Join Us Oct. 29-30 for OAMES 39th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Registration Opens Soon! Exhibit Hall Almost Sold Out!


09/09/2019

CMS Adds New Frequently Asked Questions to the CBIC Website

Reminder! Bid Window Closes on September 18, 2019


09/04/2019

Applications for the 2020 AAPD Summer Internship Program are Now Open

Deadline to Apply: November 4, 2019


08/28/2019

CGS Jurisdiction B Hosts Last 2019 Workshop in Columbus


08/26/2019

Registration Now Open for OAMES Fall 2019 Medicaid Training Seminar


08/22/2019

Medtrade 2019 Early Rates Are in Effect – Excellent Deals Still Available


08/14/2019

Important Medicare Round 2021 Bidding Program Reminders!


08/13/2019

Ohio Dept. of Aging Hosts "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls" Event Sept. 23!

Register Your Group or Event Now!


08/12/2019

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding - Round 2021: CDRD Reminder


08/08/2019

Ohio Department of Medicaid Extends Deadline to Respond to Managed Care "Request for Information"


08/07/2019

Laura Williard of AAHomecare Appointed to OAMES Board of Directors


08/06/2019

Ohio Department of Aging Marks National Farmers’ Market Week by Announcing Expansion of Senior Nutrition Program


08/02/2019

Stop Obsessing Over the “Future of Work”

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


07/25/2019

Last Chance to Participate in Ohio Medicaid's Managed Care RFI Due July 31


07/24/2019

Take Time to Meet With Elected Officials During the August of Action


07/22/2019

PA for Group 2 Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces and Additional PMD Required for Date of Service/Delivery on and after July 22 in Certain States


07/18/2019

State Officials Remind Older Ohioans that Extreme Heat IS Severe Weather


07/15/2019

The 2019 DME Competitive Bidding Program - What You Need to Know

Be Prepared - Bid Window Opens Tomorrow!


07/11/2019

5 DAYS LEFT before the Medicare Bid Window Opens!

Bid Smart! Training Conference Scheduled in Dallas on Aug. 27


10/04/2012

2013 Salary Survey Now Underway by Homecare Magazine


09/24/2012

H.R. 6490 - Our Opportunity to Enact the Market Pricing Program and Replace the Medicare Bidding


09/17/2012

Kentucky Passes HME Licensure - Effective September 30, 2012


09/04/2012

House Small Business Committee to Hold Hearing on Sept. 11 on Medicare DME Bidding Problems


08/29/2012

Legislative Alert! Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Price Bill to Enact Market Pricing Program


08/21/2012

Medicare DME Bidding Round 1 Recompete Registration Now Open


08/09/2012

Expert Debunks Claim that Bidding Doesn't Hurt Beneficiaries


08/01/2012

Kasich Administration Launches Plans to Make Ohio Medicaid Stand-Alone Cabinet Agency


07/26/2012

Study Shows Medicare Bidding Toll on Iowa: 2,500 Jobs Lost, $200 Million In Economic Activity Gone


07/16/2012

Bloomberg Study Questions Medicare's Bidding Program


07/10/2012

2012 HME Financial Benchmark Survey - Get the Results!


07/10/2012

OAMES Member Law Firm Offers Analysis on Supreme Court's Ruling of Accordable Care Act


06/28/2012

Supreme Court Upholds the Individual Mandate in the Healthcare Reform Law


06/12/2012

Ohio Dept of Aging and Veterans Services Announce War Era Story Project


06/06/2012

Ohio Takes Next Steps to Modernize Eligibility Systems


06/06/2012

Caltech Economist: Potential for Disaster Is Built into Bidding System


05/17/2012

"When Competitive Bidding Hurts Patients", Boston Physician Criticizes Medicare Bid Program


05/03/2012

House Hearing May 9 Offers Chance to Highlight Serious Failings of Bidding Program