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In brief: Bill seeks to change LCD process, Apria provides notice of security breach


WASHINGTON – Two senators recently introduced a bill that seeks to improve the transparency and accountability of the local coverage determination (LCD) process performed by the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

Rep. Price steps up support for HME industry


WATERLOO, Iowa, and ATLANTA – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., attended a healthcare forum hosted by The VGM Group this week and announced plans to attend the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Update at Medtrade in November.

House moves full steam ahead to slow cuts


WASHINGTON – A bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts has hit the ground running. 

Bid legislation to provide breathing room

‘It’s not as dramatic a cut so quickly,’ Bachenheimer says

WASHINGTON – With legislation to modify the national rollout of competitive bidding in the works, industry stakeholders are setting the stage for a full court press. 

Rep. Price drops MPP bill


WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., on April 24 reintroduced a bill to replace competitive bidding with the HME industry’s market-pricing program (MPP).

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: 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.