Stakeholders donate to fund to stop bidding

Friday, July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON – Eleven stakeholders have contributed to AAHomecare’s “STOP Competitive Bidding Fund,” the association reported in a July 24 bulletin. The donors are: Barnes Healthcare Services, Brown & Fortunato, First Choice Medical, Home Medical Express, Invacare, MK Battery, PhilCare Home Medical Equipment, Respicare of Central Florida, The MED Group, Vistacare Health Services and Smith & Nephew. Stakeholders that contribute $200 or more, if they choose to, are included in a list of donors on AAHomecare’s website. The association expects to spend in excess of $180,000 on a legal challenge to stop competitive bidding. The fund will help to cover these legal costs.