Top callers for MPP: Conn., N.C., Ala., N.Y., Minn.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

WASHINGTON – Connecticut came out on top during the Dec. 4 and 5 “Shutdown the Switchboard” event, according to a bulletin from The VGM Group. The event, spearheaded by VGM and NAIMES, urged industry stakeholders to call and tell their representatives to co-sponsor H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP). The states with the most reported calls were Connecticut (132), North Carolina (95), Alabama (94), New York (92) and Minnesota (79). Because the New England Medical Dealers Association (NEMED) reported the most calls, VGM will reward Karyn Estrella, executive director, by bringing her to VGM’s Heartland Conference in June.