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Being in the medical field I had vowed never to do medical billing. I must say that since learning medical billing with the AR-Express system has been a piece of cake. The program is so easy. The staff at AR-Express are wonderful, always there to help you when you need help. I would recommend any...

Sonja Briley, Billing Manager

Industry News

Why I Really Hope You Don’t Go to Medtrade

ATLANTA - Why do I want you to stay home instead of come to Medtrade (which starts next week on Oct 29 at the Georgia World Congress Center)?


Let me count the reasons:
5) Competitive bidding has destroyed the business.
4) Audits are too difficult and make success impossible.
3) All of us are going to be replaced by computers, and people are going to buy exclusively online.
2) Consolidation is inevitable, and there will soon only be a handful of companies left.
1) I don’t want you to go because I don’t want competition!

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On the Floor at Medtrade - Product Preview

ATLANTA - More than 500 exhibitors are gearing up for Medtrade, set to begin in one week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The nation’s premiere HME event will show off thousands of new and familiar products, such as the Safe-er-Grip Balance Assist Bar (available in 11.5-, 17-, and 24-inch models) from Mommy’s Helper Inc (MHI).

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AAHomecare in Action - Atlanta On Horizon

ATLANTA - Kick off your Tuesday at Medtrade at the AAHomecare Washington Update—always one of the most talked about sessions at the show. This year, Tom Ryan (president), Jay Witter (senior vice president of Public Policy), Kim Brummett (vice president of Regulatory Affairs) and Beth Ludwick (senior director of Communications) will discuss the critical issues affecting the home care community.

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Medtrade Starts in One Week

ATLANTA – The nation’s premiere HME event kicks off in one week, still enough time to decide to reinvigorate your business with a road trip to Atlanta for Medtrade.

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Medtrade Is Where We Go For Inspiration

KNOXVILLE, TN - When I attended my first Medtrade nearly 10 years ago, I had no idea what to expect. The week before, I carefully scoured the educational courses and picked out the most relevant and promising sessions for each hour. My coworkers and I loaded our bags with conference handouts and business cards. As we made the four-hour trek from Knoxville to Atlanta, we excitedly chatted about the new products we’d see, the sessions we wanted to hear, and the parties we had heard so much about.

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On the Floor at Medtrade - Product Preview

ATLANTA - More than 500 exhibitors are gearing up for Medtrade, set to begin in two weeks at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The nation’s premiere HME event will show off thousands of new and familiar products, such as the latest software release (featuring enhanced text messages) from Breathe (Booth #1257), an independent diagnostic testing facility (IDTF) that specializes in overnight oximetry.

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AAHomecare in Action - New CMS Info on Fingerprinting and More

WASHINGTON, DC - CMS implemented the fingerprint-based background requirement on August 6, 2014, as discussed in the rule published on February 2, 2011. Fingerprint-based background checks are required for all individuals with a 5% or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls into the high risk category and is currently enrolled in Medicare, or has submitted an initial enrollment application.

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MedTrade 2014

When it comes to Home Medical Equipment, MedTrade is THE show of the industry.

With several thousand attendees each year, and hundreds of exhibitors, DME professionals find products and services they need; make business connections; and find new markets and clients for their products.

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Anti-fraud & Abuse

AAHomecare helps the HME sector fight fraud and abuse.

AAHomecare and its members are committed to doing our part to stop waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare's home medical equipment sector, which has zero tolerance for illegal activity. This is why the Association proposed to Congress early in 2009 an aggressive, comprehensive 13-point anti-fraud plan. Many parts of that plan have been incorporated into legislation and Medicare policy, and the reduction of fraud related to home medical equipment and services in recent years is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to stopping fraud and abuse in Medicare.

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Competitive Bidding

Medicare's unsustainable bidding program for home medical equipment will hurt patients and providers.

Home medical equipment and services (HME) is a cost-effective alternative to expensive hospital and nursing home care. It's also a way to control healthcare spending growth.

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Take Action: Tell Congress We Need to Fix the Medicare Audit System for Home Medical Equipment TODAY!

Support the AIR Act, so the people who provide HME can spend less time navigating a confusing and counter-productive audit system, and more time caring for their patients!

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