HIDA endorses MPP

Monday, November 26, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is urging all members, in light of concerns about enteral patients, to support H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the current competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP). HIDA has sent a letter of support to Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., highlighting its concerns, according to AAHomecare. “As currently devised, the competitive bidding program limits provider and beneficiary choice by reducing the number of qualified enteral nutrition therapy suppliers to which Medicare beneficiaries will have access and allowing suppliers with no previous experience or familiarity with the highly specialized product category to service enteral patients,” the letter states.