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Regional and Association News
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
What’s with Washington DC? John Gallagher Knows! »
Join Us at the Great Lakes Annual Conference to Find Out!  ...
Friday, March 23, 2018
Laura Williard Brings Powerful Message to Great Lakes Conference »
While the American Association for Homecare remains focused on legislative and regulatory strategies to move the industry...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Think Spring! Great Lakes Conference Coming Up April 12-13 »
Reserve Your Hotel Room Today – Room Block Expires March 11 Presented by:   ...
Friday, February 9, 2018
Great Lakes Conference Packed with Learning and Fun! »
Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities Available!   The Great Lakes Education Committee, led by Board member Ron...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Don’t Miss Out, Upcoming Great Lakes Meetings and More! »
2018 has started fast and promises to be another busy year!   Industry associations and advocates are busy with a va...

State and Medicaid
Friday, May 18, 2018
Great Lakes Continues Work on Illinois Legislation Affecting HME Providers »
The Great Lakes association has been tracking two bills in the Illinois state legislature that affect HME providers.  ...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Great Lakes Working Hard to Resolve Anthem Issues in Indiana »
Members of the Indiana State Council met via teleconference on January 16 with representatives from Anthem to tackle a num...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Great Lakes Member Testifies at Illinois Legislative Hearing for SB 2262 »
Great Lakes Board member Dan Heckman, President and General Manager of Heckman Healthcare , testified on Feb. 20 before t...
Friday, February 23, 2018
Important Illinois Medicaid Announcements »
New DME Fee Schedule Posted and Applications Available for MAC Candidates The Illinois Department of Healthcare and...
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Attention Indiana Providers: Experiencing Issues with Anthem? »
It’s come to our attention that several Great Lakes members are experiencing procedural and policy-based problems with Ant...

National and Medicare
Friday, May 18, 2018
AAHomecare’s Analysis - A Closer Look at the Rural Relief IFR »
Last week’s release of the long-awaited Interim Final Rule on rural relief was met with a measure of disappointment...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Extended Deadline for CRT House Letter to CMS »
Representatives Bob Latta (R-OH) and Bill Johnson (R-OH) are circulating a House of Representatives letter that will be se...
Friday, February 23, 2018
CGS Hosts Targeted Probe and Educate Ask-the-Contractor Teleconference »
  Join the DME Provider Outreach and Education (POE) team of the Jurisdiction B DME MAC as they host an Ask-the-Co...
Friday, February 9, 2018
HME Audit Key Open for Data Submission »
The HME Audit Key is now open for the HME community to submit data on cumulative counts of pre- and post-payment aud...
Friday, February 9, 2018
AAHomecare and American Thoracic Society to Brief Hill Staff on HME Access Surveys »
Urge Participation from Your Congressional Office   AAHomecare just announced this week that Rep. Cathy McM...

Industry News
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Advance Registration Rates for Medtrade Spring 2018 End on Sunday, March 18 »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 9 , 2018 Advance Registration Rates for Medtrade Spring 2018 End...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Early Registration Rates for Medtrade Spring 2018 End on Jan 31 »
  Early registration rates for Medtrade Spring are in effect until Wednesday, Jan 31. The Spring version of the...
Thursday, December 7, 2017
SmartSaver Registration Rates for Medtrade Spring are in Effect »
LAS VEGAS – SmartSaver registration rates (the most inexpensive you can get) for Medtrade Spring are officially in effec...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Hurricane Harvey Reminds Providers You Can Never Be Too Prepared »
From the VGM Legislative Team We ask that everyone take a moment for thoughts and prayers for those in the path of Hu...
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Provider Enrollment: Important Reminder From CMS »
Guest Article by Elizabeth E. Hogue, Esq. Providers are quite familiar with Forms 855, and requirements for filing th...