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H.R. 1717

Industry applies pressure, stands ready

‘I am not going to be satisfied until we get competitive bidding stopped,’ says Rep. Thompson

WASHINGTON – The heat wave blanketing the East Coast last week had nothing on the heat the HME industry applied to lawmakers as part of a virtual fly-in July 18.

MESA: Don’t swap one ‘evil’ for another


CASSELBERRY, Fla. – Although the HME industry has pushed its market-pricing program (MPP) as a replacement for competitive bidding long and hard, not everybody is on board.

Legislative conference: Flurry of activity on competitive bidding


WASHINGTON – Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., told attendees at AAHomecare’s Washington Legislative Conference last week that he plans to introduce legislation seeking a delay in Round 2 of competitive bidding.

Q&A: Jay Witter

'Critical time' for AAH conference

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare hopes a strong turnout for its Washington Legislative Conference May 22-23 will help drum up congressional support for H.R. 1717, a bill to replace competitive bidding with a market pricing program (MPP).