Bid relief bill adds co-sponsors

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

WASHINGTON - A bill that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program now has 76 co-sponsors, AAHomecare and VGM Group report. H.R. 4229, introduced Nov. 2 by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., with 53 original co-sponsors, would extend a retroactive delay of a second round of reimbursement cuts in non-bid areas from Jan. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2019. It would also address a “double dip” cut to oxygen therapy. The newest co-sponsors are Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., Mike Coffman, R-Colo., Alexander Mooney, R-W.Va., Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, and Betty McCollum, D-Minn. More representatives are close to signing on to the bill, VGM says.