AAH expects new bid legislation
WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is finalizing legislative language to soften the blow of the national roll out of competitive bidding slated for Jan. 1, according to AAHomecare.
The legislation would “provide a 30% increase in reimbursement over the bidding-derived prices and a four-year phase-in period for these rates, and include a provision that would reinstate the bid cap at the unadjusted fee schedule,” the association says.
“AAHomecare is in a full court press to support this forthcoming legislation,” it says.
AAHomecare has launched a new website to build awareness and drive grassroots action among HME providers for the forthcoming legislation: action.aahomecare.org/stopthecuts. The association encourages providers to visit the website and send an email to Congress.
With a month-long congressional recess starting Aug. 3, AAHomecare also encourages providers to discuss their concerns with lawmakers face-to-face.
“It’s time for members of Congress to hear firsthand how these cuts will kill small business in rural areas,” the association says.