Navigation Links
AAHomecare and AMEPA to Merge
Date:7/30/2013

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) and the Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America (AMEPA) have reached an agreement to merge their organizations. The combined Association will maintain the AAHomecare name and continue to do business at 1707 L Street NW, Suite 350, Washington, D.C., 20036.

As part of the merger agreement, Rob Brant, president of AMEPA, will become director of industry relations at the Association. Brant will focus on growing membership, fostering relationships with state associations, and developing grassroots advocates across the country.

"I am excited to welcome AMEPA's members and Rob Brant to AAHomecare," said Robert Steedley, president of Barnes Healthcare Services of Valdosta, Ga., and chair of the AAHomecare board of directors. "Rob's energy, devotion, and passion for this industry will be a wonderful addition to our team."

AMEPA was formed in 2008 after the debacle of the Medicare bidding program Round One rates and disqualifications were announced. The organization, with its nation-wide membership, primarily worked on developing congressional support for a reasonable alternative to the badly mismanaged program.

"I appreciate the years of support and faith from AMEPA's members and sponsors. We had a single goal of stopping Medicare's flawed bidding program, and we are more committed than ever to achieving that goal with AAHomecare," said Brant. "But as a durable medical equipment company owner, I know that there were more threats to homecare businesses then just the bidding program, and that is why AMEPA is joining forces with AAHomecare. They are the industry's voice in Washington not only for bidding, but also for audits, accreditation, appeals, compliance, and so much more."

"The consolidation underway among DME companies is naturally to be reflected in the merger of various homecare advocacy groups. As their revenue tightens and DME businesses scale back expenditures, membership support for multiple groups advocating for the same homecare issues is increasingly difficult to sustain," said Tyler J. Wilson, president of AAHomecare. "The merger of AAHomecare with AMEPA makes perfect sense because it brings two great organizations together. Growing AAHomecare's membership raises the Association's visibility and effectiveness on Capitol Hill. At the same time, AAHomecare gets the benefit of Rob Brant's talents. He has been an energetic organizer and voice for providers facing demise at the hands of CMS. His skills will be quickly applied in the merged organization."

The merger will be effective August 1.

The American Association for Homecare represents providers of home medical or durable medical equipment and services who serve the needs of millions of Americans who require prescribed oxygen therapy, wheelchairs, enteral feeding, and other medical equipment, services, and supplies at home. Visit www.aahomecare.org.

The Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America is an association of accredited home medical equipment providers dedicated to stopping Medicare's flawed bidding program in DMEPOS. Visit http://www.amepa.us/.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. AAHomecare and Maryland DME Provider Take Medicare Agency to Court Over Competitive Bidding Program
2. AAHomecare and NAIMES to Merge
3. House Bill Preserves Medicare Patient Access to Doctor-Prescribed Equipment Says AAHomecare
4. Layoffs And Business Closures Caused By Medicare Bidding Program Will Harm Patients Says AAHomecare
5. Medicare Beneficiaries At Risk Says AAHomecare
6. Emergency Physicians Use New Tool to Detect Drug-Seekers in the ER
7. Buffalo Area Emergency Medical Service Workers Reject Rural/Metro Contract Concessions
8. SkilaMederi and Qforma Announce Merger
9. Court Partially Rejects DOJ "Stay" in Decade-Long Battle for Emergency Contraception Over the Counter
10. Neurelis Enters into Option and Merger Agreement with Biotie Therapies
11. BioMed Realty And Wexford Science & Technology Complete Merger
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- According to a new market research ... Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 8mm, ... Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts to ... for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. This ... 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing at ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  MedSource announced today that it has ... solution of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s ... their clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data ... nowEDC as the EDC platform of choice in ... "nowEDC has long been a preferred EDC platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... actively feeding the Frederick area economy by obtaining investment capital for emerging technology ... past 2½ years that have already resulted in more than a million dollars ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Today, ... stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its launch of ... PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for culturing and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... To succeed under value-based payments, healthcare providers ... how to move forward, given the need to sustain current operations. PYA has ... an organization’s specific needs. , PYA Principal Martie Ross states, “Healthcare providers want ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats, located in Arizona has re-located to ... vortex sites: Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. The new retreat center ... as well as the Sedona Rouge, both popular accommodations for SpiritQuest clients. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... An article published June 8 ... between head and neck cancer in individuals with unhealthy oral hygiene habits. The article ... on whether they had gum disease, brushed their teeth on a daily basis, wore ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):