On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the CMS headquarters in Baltimore, AAHomecare staff members met with CMS officials to discuss beneficiary problems with access to power mobility repair.
Kim Brummett, vice president of regulatory affairs and Peter Rankin, manager,
government affairs, met with a number of CMS staff including Joel Kaiser, director of the DMEPOS Policy
Division of the Chronic Care Policy Group and Tangita Daramola, competitive
acquisition ombudsman at CMS.
With Chronic Care Policy Group Director Laurence Wilson speaking at the Washington
Legislative Conference just two weeks ago, staff were ready to engage in a
On a positive note, documentation issues will be addressed
directly with the Office of Financial Management and Latesha Walker. Moving
forward, Kaiser’s group asked the team to assemble information on cost
versus SPA rates for repair items to use for additional discussion.
AAHomecare believes that the best policies and programs are developed
through collaborative efforts from DME stakeholders and
regulatory/legislative authorities. This is what makes the system work.
AAHomecare will continue to call out problems, craft solutions and work to
build consensus wherever we can, whether it is at CMS or in Congress.