IAMES Fall Forum A Success; Plans Underway to
Repeat Next Year!
IAMES Board members Dave Doubek and Derrick Jansenn kick off the meeting.
Thank you to the many IAMES members who attended the inaugural Fall Forum on November 6 in Oak Brook, Illinois at Lewis University. The meeting provided an excellent day of education and networking day for HME providers as well as Medicaid managed care organizations and Medicare representatives with Jurisdiction B and the.
Special thanks to the following payers who participated:
• Aetna Better Health of Illinois
• Health Alliance
• Humana/Independent Living Systems
• IlliniCare Health Plan
• Medicare Competitive Bidding Independent Contractor (Round 2 Illinois liaison)
• National Government Services (Jurisdiction B DME MAC, Illinois liaison)
Due to the success of the meeting from both the providers and managed care representatives’ perspective, and the numerous changes rolling out in 2014, IAMES is making plans to host another meeting in early spring to continue the important training and networking between Illinois HME providers and payers.
More Bidding News...
- Breaking News…..MPP Bill Introduced and PECOS Delayed! For full details on how YOU can take action, click here.
- CME Announces Suppliers for Medicare Bidding Program. Click here to view the list of contract suppliers by competitive bid area. You can also search for contract suppliers in your zip code by clicking here.
- CMS Announces Shocking but Predictable Round 2 Bid Rates See the full story here.
Share Your Bidding Story!
IAMES wants to you hear how Competitive Bidding is affecting YOU. This battle is far from over, in fact, with the increase in CBAs in Round 2, ripples of discontent are becoming waves. The biggest way to bring about change is to show the negative effects of this terribly flawed program! Please take a moment to share with IAMES and your Congressman how this progam is challenging and changing your business . Not sure who your Represenstative is? Use the link below to do you a quick search by zip code. We will be compiling member feedback, and posting annonymous results in the member section of website, so PLEASE get engaged. Your words CAN make a difference!
Need more help preparing? Review this article that includes links to talking poitns, issue papers and tips for successful meetings with your Representative!
Don't know who your Congressman is? Search by zip code...
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Letter from the President of IAMES: Neidi Mack
Dear IAMES Member:
Let your voice be heard by renewing your IAMES membership today!
The HME industry is more challenged than ever. As an industry we comprise 1.2% of the national expenditure. While many of us are left scratching our heads wondering how we continue to be cut when we represent such a small percentage, the reality is that we are in desperate need to unify and raise our voices.
The most cost effective way to collaborate and raise YOUR voice is through support of your State Association.
Throughout 2012, IAMES was more involved than ever in collaborating at both the State and Federal level in raising our voices in key issues. We experienced a great deal of success in 2012. Below are just a few of the things in which IAMES collaborated and achieved unprecedented success.
We prevented elimination of the HME Medicaid benefit for the state’s most vulnerable patients. 30 HME providers across the state of Illinois organized recommendations that were presented to the Legislative Medicaid Committee.
IAMES was the only state association invited back by the LMAC (Legislative Medicaid Committee) to meet with the Deputy Director of Medicaid to discuss recommendations
Organization of in district days to discuss the flaws of the Competitive Bidding program with our Federal Congressional representatives
Roundtable at our Spring Conference of the nation’s top experts on Competitive Bidding, to include Dr. Katzman who introduced MPP to Congress
We have a lot more work to do in 2013 and cannot do it without your monetary support and involvement... <READ LETTER>
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