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H.R. 6490: 100 co-sponsors or bust


WASHINGTON – With 59 co-sponsors in their back pockets and organized lobbying efforts scheduled for Dec. 4 and 5, industry stakeholders have direct aim at 100 co-sponsors for H.R. 6490.

HIDA endorses MPP


ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is urging all members, in light of concerns about enteral patients, to support H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the current competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).

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).

Back from Medtrade, I'm worded out

Friday, October 19, 2012

The HME News team got back from Medtrade last night via what turned out to be a fairly bumpy airplane ride. I felt better knowing, though, that Jim Greatorex (Black Bear Medical) was on the plane.

After helping to put together two Show Dailies in 48 hours, I'm pretty worded out.

Bid fight: 'The facts are on your side'


GWCC – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., the man of the hour in the industry’s fight against competitive bidding, made a plea for help on Tuesday.

Industry leaders urge swift action


WASHINGTON – It’s do or die; it’s make or break; it’s now or never. Any of these sayings aptly describe the recently introduced bill to replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders say.