Oklahoma providers meet with Rep. Cole

Friday, April 6, 2018

NORMAN, Okla. – Members of the Oklahoma Medical Equipment Providers Association and the VGM Group hosted Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., at an event at Norman Regional Home Medical Equipment. Members discussed how DME and complex rehab providers care for patients. Cole was especially interested in the industry’s efforts to keep patients in their homes. Also of interest: the flaws of Medicare’s competitive bidding program, as his district falls within the Oklahoma City bid area. Jason Price of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was there to discuss with Cole the importance of people with disabilities being able to lead active lives and contribute to their communities. “There are already enough obstacles for disabled employees to overcome in pursuing a career,” he said. “I do not want to see more obstacles because they don’t have access to this equipment they depend on.”