Houston, we have a problem
In a bulletin this week, AAHomecare reminded members of the importance of educating consumer groups on the impact of national competitive bidding. The reminder came after AARP lobbyist Nora Super told Modern Healthcare that the powerful group supports competitive bidding because it will save taxpayers and seniors money.
Save money, yes, but at what cost?
If you're a provider that has been successful getting through to patients that competitive bidding will decrease access to equipment and services, you might want to tell them to contact not only lawmakers but also the AARP.
I have a feeling that when the AARP speaks, lawmakers listen. It may not have a political action committee (PAC), make political contributions or endorse candidates, but this is what the group does when it gets mad.