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AAH details latest advocacy event 

AAH details latest advocacy event 

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare’s third “Hill Day” of the year to advocate for reimbursement relief reached 90 members of Congress, the association says. 

The association, which co-hosted the event with VGM Group, focused on members of committees of jurisdiction on health care finance issues in the House of Representatives and Senate, as well as members who were not connected with in previous events. 

AAHomecare says the three advocacy events this year have resulted in a total of 430 meetings. 

The association encourages continued activity well into the end of the year, in light of new deadlines to pass appropriation legislation on Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, 2024. 

“While a faster timeline for action would make for a happier New Year for HME stakeholders, the move to extend the timeline for omnibus healthcare legislation into next year gives us more time to follow up with your legislators in December and into the early weeks of January,” the association stated in a bulletin. “Your advocacy is making an impression even amidst the staggering volume of political and policy issues that vie for attention on Capitol Hill.” 

Stakeholders have focused their advocacy on H.R. 5555 and S. 1294, which would provide a 90/10 blended Medicare reimbursement rate for most home medical equipment products in competitive bidding areas for all of 2024 and extend the current 75/25 blended rate currently in effect in rural/non-CBA areas through 2024.     


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