AAH expects new bid legislation

Association launches campaign to ‘stop the cuts’
Thursday, July 16, 2015

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.