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United Spinal logs 200 congressional visits with ROCH

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06/16/2017

WASHINGTON – United Spinal Association and more than 150 wheelchair users, clinicians, partners and disability advocates from 35 states gathered in Washington, D.C., June 11-14 for the 6th annual Roll on Capitol Hill to discuss improving disability policies with key congr

Stakeholders rack up ‘impressive’ list of co-signers for bid relief letter

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06/13/2017

WASHINGTON – The HME industry has met its goal of at least 150 co-signers for a letter calling on Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to provide relief from Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

Community pharmacies hit the Hill in April

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03/22/2017

ALEXANDIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has scheduled its 2017 Congressional Pharmacy Fly-In for April 26-27. As part of the event, hundreds of community pharmacists will visit the Capitol to advocate for their businesses and their patients.

NCPA reshuffles staff to boost advocacy efforts

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02/24/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has combined its government affairs and communications departments into an Advocacy Center. As a result, the association has added one staff member, and realigned others.

Wrong and right

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This is what it must be like to work in the HME industry.

In the same day (today), I received an email from a provider that exemplifies all that is wrong with the HME industry, and another that exemplifies all that is right.

First the wrong.

AAH, VGM coordinate advocacy efforts

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05/24/2016

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and The VGM Group will merge their respective consumer advocacy groups into one industry wide platform.

Per the merger, AAHomecare’s Save My Medical Supplies and VGM’s People for Quality Care will combine under the PFQC brand.

AOPA pulls out all the stops

Ads, meeting, protest and petition all part of efforts
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08/20/2015

WASHINGTON – The American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association is organizing stakeholders to fight proposed changes to coverage requirements to prostheses.

Stakeholders spotlight complex rehab with expo

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07/02/2015

WASHINGTON – NCART will host a “Congressional CRT Exposition” on Capitol Hill on July 20 to educate lawmakers and their staffs on complex rehab.

PFQC launches ‘Faces Behind the Red Tape’

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05/19/2015

WATERLOO, Iowa – People for Quality Care has launched a new online series called “Faces Behind the Red Tape” to document the impact of audits on Medicare beneficiaries.

Cuts threaten access to complex rehab in Illinois

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05/14/2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Complex rehab providers in Illinois are facing a double-whammy: an unannounced change to the payment methodology announced in April and an across-the-board payment cut of 16.75% announced in May.

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