Issues with NCB, senator agrees
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, addressed several hundred employees in the main lobby of The Scooter Store’s headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas, recently. Cornyn, a strong supporter of improving fraud prevention and detection, spoke about the Seniors and Taxpayers Obligation Protection Act (STOP Act), a bill that he introduced, along with Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., in June. S. 3164 would, among other things, require Medicare carriers to confirm with the National Supplier Clearinghouse that claims for home medical equipment are tied to active provider ID numbers. Cornyn also spoke about the now-delayed national competitive bidding program. “While he would like to see the government move forward with the program, he understands there were issues that needed to be resolved appropriately,” said Mark Leita, The Scooter Store’s senior director of government relations.