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MPP madness

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The amount of talk and activity around the market-pricing program (MPP) is really at a pitch and fever that I’ve never heard and seen before.

That’s a big deal.

Bid fight: Stakeholders turn up the heat

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10/26/2012

WASHINGTON – With little time left to pass H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders are pulling out all the stops.  

Here are some of their latest activities:

H.R. 6490: How does your state measure up?

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10/24/2012

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare issued a "10-day challenge" yesterday to build momentum for H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP).

In brief: USM buys Glass Seating

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10/24/2012

ST. LOUIS – United Seating & Mobility (USM) acquired Glass Seating & Mobility in September, according to a press release.

AAH issues call to action

'We want everyone to become zealots'
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10/19/2012

ATLANTA – Even though a good number of attendees at the AAHomecare Washington Update at Medtrade raised their hands when asked if they’ve contacted their congressmen about the market-pricing program (MPP), the association’s lobbyist said: “That’s not enough.”

Landauer, Miller named Homecare Champions

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10/11/2012

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare on Oct. 10 announced the winners of this year’s Homecare Champion Award: Alan Landauer, chairman of Landauer Metropolitan; and Van Miller, founder and president of The VGM Group.

As utilization goes, so goes The Scooter Store

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10/05/2012

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – Utilization for K0823, the most popular power wheelchair, is down about 25% so far this year—a statistic not lost on The Scooter Store.

Speculation rife on Round 2 announcement

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10/05/2012

WASHINGTON – If the HME industry had a collective water cooler to gather around, it's likely the main topic of conversation would be Round 2 payment amounts.

PMD demo: 'We have begun'

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON – CMS officials didn't have much new to share during the Sept. 26 Open Door Forum on the PMD demonstration project, but industry stakeholders had more than a few questions.

MPP call set for Monday

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09/28/2012

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare will hold a “Fight for Market Pricing” conference call Monday, Oct. 1, to stoke congressional support for a bill that would enact a market-pricing program (MPP) for HME. During the call, set for 2 p.m.

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