TIMELY INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
-Association Journal: Timely newsletters regarding industry news, education opportunities, updates, etc.
-Association Special Update: As-needed communications on breaking news & updates
-Association Committee Participation: All meetings open to all members. Active participation encouraged!
* Payer Relations Committee: Meets monthly. Seeks to monitor, advocate and educate members on the policies and
regulations of all insurers as they pertain to Enteral, Medical Supplies, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Services and Patient Care
* Legislative Committee: Meets monthly. Monitors and reports on proposed and existing legislation, policies and
regulations affecting the HME industry at the state and federal levels; advocates NEMEP member interests through effective
communication with elected officials and the development of strategic partnerships.
* Membership and Education Committee: Meets monthly. Devises and implements member benefits; services; education
programs; and recruitment and retention campaigns.
* Incon/Supplies Committee: Meets monthly. Discusses strategies for maintain/improving this product in the states
Association provides numerous education opportunities in multiple formats including in-person classroom and roundtable
formats; and Webinars facilitated by the association and via its multiple partnerships with state/national affiliates and industry
PUBLIC POLICY AND REGULATION
Association works at the state and federal levels to inform elected officials of issues impacting the industry. Represents
members’ interests ranging from clarifications on policies to changes in reimbursement. Association meets regularly with the
Department of Health and maintains an active presence on the Region A and POE Councils.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SAFETY GROUP
Safety Group participants habitually more than recoup the cost of their membership dues while enjoying a 20% up-front
discount on the cost of Workers’ Compensation and other insurances! Members also receive annual dividend sharing, this past
year roughly 35%, and are able to choose their management team and have an active role in the oversight of the Group’s
operation. An assessment is being made on feasibility and interest of the creation of a Safety Group in New Jersey as well.
CREDIT CARD PROCESSING SERVICES
Association offers members the opportunity to reduce operating costs through its partnership with Nationwide Payments (NP),
a merchant services provider of electronic payment products geared to help businesses process transactions more smoothly and
efficiently. Services include: processing for credit cards; debit cards; gift cards; business purchasing cards; HSA/Flexible spending
cards; electronic check; recurring billing; mobile payment processing; website payments, virtual terminals, software integration
and more. Nationwide Payments will conduct a free comparison for members of their current services to NP.
ASSOCIATION LEGAL COUNSEL
Members have the added benefit of access to the Association Legal Counsel, offering tremendous expertise on industry issues
including compliance, regulatory, corporate and litigation-related matters at a deep discount.