SBA to take up industry issues at next hearing

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss the impact of competitive bidding and audits at its National Regulatory Fairness Hearing on June 25.

The meeting is an opportunity for business organizations, trade associations, chambers of commerce and related groups that serve small businesses to report unfair or excessive federal regulatory enforcement affecting their members, according to a notice from the SBA.

Several members of the HME industry are scheduled to testify, including Peggy Walker of U.S. Rehab and seven HME providers.

The hearing will take place 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton East Building. It’s open to the public, but advance registration is required.

The SBA last took up competitive bidding a year ago.