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AAHomecare rallies support for 90/10 blend

AAHomecare rallies support for 90/10 blend

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare is calling on providers to contact their members of Congress to sign on as original co-sponsors for draft legislation from by Rep. Markwayne Mullins, R.-Okla., and Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., that would provide reimbursement relief. 

The legislation would apply 90/10 blended reimbursement rates for the 13 product categories that were removed from Round 2021 of Medicare’s competitive bidding program. The rates would apply from Jan. 1, 2022, through Dec. 31, 2023. 

“A strong show of grassroots support at the open of this campaign will raise the visibility of this measure and re-affirm our industry’s passion and commitment to advocate for this legislation to our allies on the Hill,” says the association in a bulletin. 

AAHomecare is asking providers to send a brief, personally drafted e-mail to their representative’s staffer who deals with health care issues containing a couple of sentences about the critical need to align Medicare reimbursement rates with the cost and operational environment the industry faces. Also include: an ask that they serve as an original co-sponsor to the bill. 

Providers can find draft messaging and information about how to contact their legislators here, including details on finding the email for the staffer who handles health care issues, as well a list of legislators who joined a House sign-on letter last November asking CMS to address Medicare reimbursements for HME.

AAHomecare has also provided a pre-drafted email through its Action Center.


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