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Industry pounds pavement on MPP

Bill’s supporters creep to 31

WASHINGTON – It was back to work on Capitol Hill the week of Nov. 12 and HME industry stakeholders wasted no time pushing to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

Time to 'rattle cages' on MPP


WASHINGTON – The elections may not have gone the way some HME stakeholders wanted, but there’s a silver lining for a bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

MPP madness

Friday, October 26, 2012

The amount of talk and activity around the market-pricing program (MPP) is really at a pitch and fever that I’ve never heard and seen before.

That’s a big deal.

Bid fight: Stakeholders turn up the heat


WASHINGTON – With little time left to pass H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders are pulling out all the stops.  

Here are some of their latest activities:

Speculation rife on Round 2 announcement


WASHINGTON – If the HME industry had a collective water cooler to gather around, it's likely the main topic of conversation would be Round 2 payment amounts.

To hell (the Hill) and back


Back on Feb. 14, 2012, several hundred individuals representing businesses, organizations, or trade groups arrived in Washington, D.C., for the two-day AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference.

Competitive bidding update: All hands on deck

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Everyone who has worked so hard to gather support for a bill designed to repeal competitive bidding deserves a big pat on the back, but there's no time for that. The bill's made impressive progress, but there's still work to be done.