AAHomecare raises funds to fight bid program
WASHINGTON – AAHomecare expects to spend in excess of $180,000 on a legal challenge to stop competitive bidding—and the association needs help footing the bill, it says. AAHomecare is asking for contributions to a “STOP Competitive Bidding Fund” to help cover its legal costs, according to a July 15 letter. “Your kind support and payment to the fund will allow us to meet our current expenses and be better prepared for the next challenge,” the letter states. MK Battery has announced it will contribute to the effort, the letter states. Every company or group that makes a contribution of $200 or more will appear, if they choose to, on a list of donors on AAHomecare’s web site. “We are reaching out to every company and organization in the industry to spread this large burden across the entire homecare community,” the letter states.