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Rep. Tom Price

Senate eyes confirmation hearings for Price


WASHINGTON – A key Senate committee will reportedly hold a confirmation hearing for Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Price ‘hands down’ best pick, poll respondents say


YARMOUTH, Maine – The overwhelming majority of respondents to a recent HME Newspoll (85%) say the nomination of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., to the top post at the Department of Health and Human Services could signal the start of good things for the HME industry.

Ending on a high note

Friday, December 2, 2016

It’s not everyday someone who has such close ties to the HME industry gets appointed to a top post like secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

I mean, has it happened, ever?

Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Trump taps HME champion Price as HHS secretary


WASHINGTON – President Elect Donald Trump has named Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., a long-time champion of the HME industry and its efforts to reform Medicare’s competitive bidding program, as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, according to news reports.

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.