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Laura Williard Brings Powerful Message to Great Lakes Conference

Friday, March 23, 2018  
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While the American Association for Homecare remains focused on legislative and regulatory strategies to move the industry forward, the association’s investment in payer relations has produced impressive returns for HME providers and those efforts have been led by Laura Williard, VP of Payer Relations, and speaker at the Great Lakes conference April 12-13.

“With increasing pressure to save money on state budgets, it’s critical that we have a strong capability to help respond to proposed Medicaid rate cuts and rally providers and state associations to advocate for fair reimbursement policies,” explains Tom Ryan, AAHomecare’s president and CEO.

The Great Lakes association has been working hand-in-hand with Laura over the past year addressing challenges with state Medicaid programs, the Medicaid managed care plans, TriCare and more. 
As a former HME provider and state association leader, Laura Williard has brought significant expertise and energy to her role in AAHomecare’s payer relations efforts. She has gained a great deal of credibility with HME providers and has established solid relationships with state healthcare stakeholders and other major payer organizations nationwide.  Laura has worked with the Great Lakes association on the Illinicare issue, met with Indiana FSSA on the Cures Act and continues to lead projects nationally to address policy and reimbursement challenges for the HME sector.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Laura at the Great Lakes conference next month!  She will be participating in two sessions:  one featuring her extensive work on payer relations and the second as a panel participant with attorney Todd Moody (Brown & Fortunato) and HME provider/Great Lakes past president Matt Peterson (Home Products Healthcare) to discuss the changes in the HME market and how we’re tackling those issues through advocacy, legal challenges and consumer engagement.

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