Stakeholders meet with Rep. Price
ATLANTA – Provider Todd Tyson, owner of Hi Tech Healthcare, and John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group, met with Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Oct. 10 to urge his support for H.R. 5083, which would improve the audit process, and H.R. 4920, which would require binding bids. “We stressed the importance of the timing of adding language to legislation that may move through Congress this year because CMS is already beginning the registration Round 2 Rebid this fall, with actual bidding to begin in the winter,” said Tyson in a release. Price has supported the HME industry in the past. In 2013, he sponsored H.R. 1717, which would have replaced competitive bidding with a market-pricing program. The bill eventually reached 180 cosponsors.