Lawmakers extend deadline for letter

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WASHINGTON – The deadline has been extended for the “Dear Colleague” letter asking the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to study the impact of competitive bidding before CMS expands the program in 2016. The original June 30 deadline has been extended until after the July 4 congressional recess, according to a bulletin from The VGM Group. The letter, initiated by Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., has 25 co-signers, with a goal of more than 100.