House formalizes wheelchair provision


This just in, courtesy of The VGM  Group:

The House Tri-Committees, which includes the Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce; and Labor Health and Human Services, has just released its version of the healthcare reform bill.  While the actual bill language will be released tomorrow (Tuesday), VGM was able to obtain an advanced copy.  Currently, VGM is analyzing the 850-page draft bill, and as of 5:15 p.m. CDT, has not noted any additional reduction in payments for durable medical equipment.  However, the bill does include language to eliminate the first-month purchase option for power-driven wheelchairs.

Click here to view a copy of the bill.

Liz Beaulieu