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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


07/09/2019

CMS Releases the DBidS User Guide and Webcast FAQs


07/08/2019

Ohio Department of Medicaid Issues Request for Information for Managed Care Reprocurement

Submissions Due July 31


07/03/2019

Telling the Truth is More Important Than Ever

Guest Article Provided by Sandra Harbrecht, Paul Werth Associates


07/01/2019

Medtrade 2019 SmartSaver Rates Are in Effect – Absolute Lowest Rates

Discounted Rates End July 7


07/01/2019

Ohio Legislature Approves 17-Day Interim Budget after Failing to Pass HB 166


06/28/2019

C2C Loses Protest to Remain QIC Contractor


06/27/2019

Efforts Continue to Gain Support for Senate Ventilator Sign-On Letter


06/19/2019

House Sign-On Letter Closes with 180 Signatures / Now On to the Senate


06/18/2019

ODM Issues RFI to Seek Input on Ohio's Medicaid Managed Care Program

DeWine Administration Begins Process to Select Medicaid Managed Care Partners


06/10/2019

DMEPOS Competitive Bidding - Round 2021: Registration Now Open


06/03/2019

The Expanded Bid Calculators are Available Now!


05/29/2019

Jurisdiction B DME MAC Regional Workshops


05/20/2019

CMS Announces Important Updates to Webcast Series for Round 2021 of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program


05/15/2019

Applications Now Being Accepted for HME News Excellence Awards


05/07/2019

CMS Announces Round 2021 Bid Window to Open July 16


05/06/2019

Participate in VGM and HME News Benchmarking Survey


04/19/2019

Attendance Up 11% at Recently Concluded Medtrade Spring


04/15/2019

CRT Manual Wheelchair Bill Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives


04/12/2019

Time Running Out to Register for OAMES April 17 “What’s the Buzz” Call

Sponsored by ECS North, Compass Health and Pride Mobility Products


04/04/2019

Registration for DBidS and Connexion Update

Guest Article by Mark Higley, VP, Regulatory Affairs, VGM Group, Inc.


04/03/2019

People for Quality Care Launches Consumer Access Survey


04/01/2019

CMS Annual MAC Satisfaction Indicator (MSI) Survey is Now Open!


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