From: Home Care Mag

WASHINGTON — AAHomecare has met again with senior staff from the House Oversight and Reform Committee on HME regulations that negatively impact the economy and jobs, its newsletter reported last week.

Chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee is examining regulations — existing and proposed — that result in lost jobs. The association said it has brought up a number of regulations related to competitive bidding, respiratory therapy, power mobility devices, diabetes testing equipment and supplies and Medicare audits that do just that.

AAHomecare noted Issa’s staff was interested in its concerns, particularly in “examples of how CMS has not followed the proper regulatory process relating to HME issues.”