VGM enlists hospital execs in fight against cuts
WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group has drafted a letter for hospital executives to use to fight back against sweeping Medicare reimbursement cuts. With many HME providers unable to accept Medicare at the new payment rates that were phased in on Jan. 1 and July 1, hospitals will likely have a difficult time discharging patients and experience an increase in readmissions, says VGM. “Since the beginning of the year, many hospital administrators have spoken out regarding Medicare’s actions, but many more are needed,” said John Gallagher, vice president of government relations. “The next few weeks are critical to getting legislative relief before irreversible harm continues.” The letter, as well as other ways to contact elected officials, is located at www.combatmedcuts.com.