McMorris Rodgers event provides opportunity to say thanks

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Friday, October 16, 2020

OLYMPIA, Wash. – More than 20 HME providers attended a virtual visit with industry champion Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Oct. 14. The event was hosted by Norco, PAMES, AAHomecare, Pride Mobility and VGM. Attendees had the opportunity to address issues regarding the budget neutrality requirement and rural reimbursement, and to thank her for her work on two industry bills. McMorris Rodgers in September introduced H.R. 8158, a bill that would waive the budget neutrality offset for stationary oxygen products. She is also spearheading H.R. 2771, a bill that would make permanent the 50/50 blended reimbursement rates in rural areas and would introduce a 75/25 rate for non-rural, non-bid areas. H.R. 2771 currently has 79 co-sponsors.