I received a report from AAHomecare that made these hectic days much brighter for me (and you). AAH sent a team headed by Kim Brummett and Heather Boyd with six members of their Regulatory Council for a “face-to-face” meeting with CMS.
Ours is a busy profession, but it is under attack for some reason by CMS. They have the wrong impression, brought about by the great deal of fraud and abuse they have to contend with. But the DME/HME dealers are not the problem. Most are all hard-working professionals who often provide as much pro-bono as possible. We all are writing letters, sending emails, making phone calls to our Congressman to get new legislation through Congress. This is all vital, but a face-to-face meeting can accomplish so much more. Those of you who participated in the Washington Fly-In know this to be true.
This is a major role that AAHomecare performs which is so important for all DME/HME providers and dealers. When I finished reading the report in my e-mail, I was so excited to realize that AAH was able to do this. By our industry maintaining direct communication with CMS, you will be able to remain in business.
But, how long can AAHomecare continue these efforts? There are far too many “Freddy free loaders” who are not dues paying members. There is no excuse for this. When we all get on board, our industry will flourish. I do not want to contemplate the alternative.