Reps. Thompson and Braley to hold press conference on Round 2 delay letter
WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, will hold a press conference Thursday, June 13, to increase the pressure on CMS to delay Round 2 of competitive bidding, according to a news release from AAHomecare.
The pair of lawmakers, who are spearheading the push to delay the implementation of Round 2, plan to announce that a bipartisan majority of 226 members of the House of Representatives have signed their “Dear Colleague” letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.
Thompson and Braley will be joined at the press conference by Tyler Wilson, president and CEO of AAHomecare, John Shirvinsky, executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Medical Suppliers, and fellow congressmen and healthcare advocates to discuss the need for a delay until CMS “fully investigates and addresses the program failures identified in their letter,” the release said.
The conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. at 122 Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.