Industry issues last call to action for sign-on letter

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Eighty-four members of Congress and counting have signed a letter asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to make significant changes to HME policy.

Time is running out, however: The goal is at least 150, and the deadline is Friday, June 9.

AAHomecare reports another 20 members have sought additional information on the letter, which is spearheaded by Rep. Cathy McMorriss Rogers, R-Wash., and five other representatives.

The uptick in commitments comes after AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference, May 26-27.

AAHomecare, VGM and state associations are rallying their members to contact their representatives and urge them to sign the letter.

“If you haven’t yet contacted your representative in the House on this issue, please do so as soon as possible to help us finish with a strong showing on the letter,” said AAHomecare in its weekly bulletin on Wednesday.

VGM reports that its VGM Action Center has been used to send more than 1,000 letters to members of Congress in the past two weeks, urging them to sign the letter.