Welcome to the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers
Advocates for Our Members and Patients
As one of the national leaders in advocacy for independent home medical equipment suppliers, the Big Sky Association of Medical Equipment Suppliers is committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional home medical services to patients in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. The members of our organization provide the highest quality medical services available in a professional and caring manner to help improve the lives of all their patients.
Our members stay up to date with the latest in treatment and care practices through continuing education and we work to push legislation that will benefit patients first through a healthy industry in rural America. The goal is to educate Congress about the distinctive difficulties independent HME/DME suppliers face.
****Effective March 15th, 2016 your 2016 membership into the Big Sky Association will include an annual membership into the National Federation of Independent Businesses, (NFIB)! There is not a better way to have your voice heard throughout the DMEPOS Industry!***
To become a member in one of the most respected HME advocacy associations in the nation, fill out and submit our membership form here.
December 29th, 2015: The Association just received links to the Montana Dept. of Human Services so members and suppliers in Montana can submit their comments regarding the proposed reimbursement rates scheduled to begin in 2016. MT DHS would like to follow the Medicare fee schedule!
Please take a minute and submit your comments on why this should not happen. The links to submit your comments are: Direct Link to MAR Site: http://dphhs.mt.gov.AdministrativeRules.aspx
Direct Link to MAR-37-728: http://dphhs.mt.gov/Portals/85/rules/37-728amdpro-arm,pdf
***DECEMBER 2015 UPDATE***
A special thank you to Senators: Mike Crapo, Jon Tester, MT, Steve Daines, MT, Mike Enzi, WY, and Jon Barrasso, WY who supported Big Sky AMES providers by co-sponsoring Senate Bill 2312 which if passed into legislation will give Medicare beneficiaries in rural areas the ability to continue to receive access to durable medical equipment and services. Please thank them for their consideration and support!
SBA Field Hearing Advocate & Ombudsman in Great Falls, MT July 23, 2015
Alesha Rate, Norco, Dan Harrington, Harrington Surgical, Brad Garpestad, Spectrum Medical, John Hart SBA Advocate, and Brian Castro SBA Ombudsman
Big Sky Members Meet with Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, April 7th, 2015