AAHomecare Offers Resources to Help Share Value of HME
AAHomecare is adding additional resources as part of its ongoing effort to ensure that the HME Industry’s work in communities across America is understood and appreciated. Through the Payer Relations Council’s focus on sharing the Value of HME, AAHomecare has curated resources that highlight the major role providers and manufacturers play in ensuring high quality care, including one specific to our industry’s efforts during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE).
A flyer titled “HME’s Impact in the Pandemic,” produced through a work group within the Payer Relations Council, outlines the challenges faced by the home medical equipment community to protect and serve patients under the extraordinary challenge of the PHE. The flyer also highlights the assistance provided on a broader scale in the healthcare community, including engaging respiratory therapists to help staff hospitals and educate employees across the country on how to use various kinds of ventilators utilized during the pandemic. A PPT deck was developed to help HME stakeholders make clear and effective presentations to legislators and payers.
AAHomecare highly encourages providers to review the resources below and incorporate them into your discussions with payers and elected officials at the state and federal level to help tell the story of HME within the greater healthcare continuum:
- HME’s Impact in the Pandemic | PPT available on request
- A day without an HME (Published by McKesson)
- Non-invasive Ventilation at Home Improves Survival and Decreases Healthcare Utilization in Medicare Beneficiaries with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with Chronic Respiratory Failure (Precision Health Study)
AAHomecare’s Payer Relations Council continues to build on these resources and will provide further information to the industry as each is developed.