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Congresswoman slams bid program


ORLANDO, Fla. – The competitive bidding program "needs to be stopped," Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., told more than 120 attendees at the 2012 Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) Conference on Sept. 27. Castor is one of 13 initial co-sponsors of H.R.

What is it you’re fighting for again?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Now that there’s a bill on the books in the House of Representatives for the industry’s market-pricing program (pop in H.R.

Hit me with your best shot

Friday, September 21, 2012

I had a feeling when I contacted AAHomecare's Walt Gorski on Thursday for an update on how close the market pricing program was to getting introduced as a bill, that the industry wasthisclosetoseeingithappen. You see he's usually a fount of quotes, but not this time.

MPP bill squeaks in under the wire


WASHINGTON – Stakeholders on Friday afternoon eased their collective breath when Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., introduced a bill for the industry's market-pricing program (MPP) just prior to a lengthy recess leading up to the elections.

MPP: HME industry ready to 'rock and roll'


WASHINGTON – Expect to see Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., introduce a bill for the market-pricing program (MPP) soon after Congress reconvenes Sept. 10, industry stakeholders say.

Stakeholders: Press the flesh on MPP


WASHINGTON – With Congress on break for five weeks and elections looming in November, it’s the perfect time to reach out to lawmakers about the market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders say.

Industry treads water on competitive bidding


WASHINGTON – As the summer heat drags on, so, too, do issues of importance to the HME industry. Chief among them: competitive bidding.

Don't know what to say about market pricing?

People For Quality Care provides Cliff's Notes

As we reach the one-year anniversary of pushing H.R. 1041 to eliminate competitive bidding, we now need all of our allies to include the market-pricing program (MPP) in their conversations to Congress.

Don't know what to say about MPP? Here are some CliffsNotes

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We're starting to report on our May issue this week, so I've been talking to a lot of folks, digging around for story ideas. Competitive bidding, of course, is top of mind for most folks.

'We can't save the world'

Monday, November 21, 2011

The week before I sat down to write my editorial for the December issue, I had been on vacation. To say that I felt out of the loop is an understatement, which didn't bode well for an editor who’s trying to come up with a topic for an editorial.