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McMorris Rodgers event provides opportunity to say thanks

October 16, 2020HME News Staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. - More than 20 HME providers attended a virtual visit with industry champion Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Oct. 14. The event was hosted by Norco, PAMES, AAHomecare, Pride Mobility and VGM. Attendees had the opportunity to address issues regarding the budget neutrality requirement and rural reimbursement, and to thank her for her work on two industry bills. McMorris Rodgers in September introduced H.R. 8158, a bill that would waive the budget neutrality offset for stationary...

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New bill provides relief to rural areas

May 16, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill that would preserve access to durable medical equipment, particularly in rural areas, was introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives. Introduced by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R. Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D. Iowa, the Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment (HOME) Access Act of 2019, would:make the 50/50 blended reimbursement rates in rural areas permanent after 2020;provide additional relief for non-rural, non-bid areas at 75/25 blended rates; andeliminate the...

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Norco to host fundraiser

July 26, 2018HME News Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - Norco will host a fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Aug. 6 at its location here. VGM will co-host. McMorris Rodgers has been a champion for the HME industry: In 2017 she introduced H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program in non-bid areas and that has 155 co-sponsors. Individual sponsors are $75; PAC sponsors $1,000; and host sponsors $2,500. For questions or to RSVP, contact Emily Harken at [email protected]

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Superwoman? It's CMR

March 9, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

During my monthly cartoon meetings with Theresa, I've suggested a few times now, a cartoon wherein Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., is depicted as Superwoman (the old-school Superwoman, the one with full sleeves and a red cape).The logo across her chest would read CMR, as AAHomecare and other industry stakeholders have begun calling her (if there's an industry that likes its acronyms, it's HME). As anyone who knows Theresa knows, Theresa can be a tough crowd and she's always shot my idea down,...

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Bid relief: Eyes turn to spending bill

March 6, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in an upcoming spending bill has drawn 57 co-signers, according to the VGM Group.The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., will now go to a House Appropriations Committee for possible inclusion in a spending bill that Congress must pass by March 23 to keep the government funded.Lawmakers were said to be finalizing provisions for the spending bill by March 14.Currently, H.R. 4229, which would delay a second round of...

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Stakeholders call for 'immediate action' on sign-on letter

February 26, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has released a congressional sign-on letter asking lawmakers to include H.R. 4229 in upcoming legislation to keep the government funded.“Immediate action on this letter will enhance our opportunity for signatories, improve our prospects to include HME provisions in the coming legislation due March 23, and show strong support of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers' efforts on our behalf,” AAHomecare stated in bulletin to members late on Friday....

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Bid relief bill drops

November 6, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - It's official: A bill that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas has been introduced in the House of Representatives.Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., introduced H.R. 4229, the Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Access Act, aka the Protecting HOME Access Act, on Thursday afternoon with 53 original co-sponsors, according to AAHomecare.“The strong original co-sponsor support for this legislation demonstrates Congress' appreciation of the urgent...

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Bid relief: More original co-sponsors needed

October 25, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., has extended the deadline for collecting original co-sponsors for draft legislation that would provide relief from competitive bidding in non-bid areas until the end of this week, according to AAHomecare.Monday, Oct. 23, was the original deadline for collecting original co-sponsors.As of Wednesday, Oct. 25, 16 representatives had signed on to be original co-sponsors of the legislation, which McMorris Rodgers expects to introduce the first week of...

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Lobbying: Peaks and Plains Medical, Aeroflow

October 20, 2017HME News Staff

More than 20 people representing HME companies and organizations from across the Pacific Northwest and Big Sky regions attended an event held at Peaks and Plains Medical in Spokane Valley, Wash., where the guest of honor was Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., according to VGM. McMorris Rodgers plans to introduce a bill in early November that would provide relief from the competitive bidding program in non-bid areas. She has also recently spearheaded a letter to the Office of Management and Budget,...

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Contact your representative now

October 19, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders are urging providers to gather as many original co-sponsors as they can for a bill expected to drop in November that would provide relief for non-bid areas.Last week, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., released draft language for the bill, which would roll back a portion of the reimbursement cuts that went into effect in non-bid areas in 2016 and address a “double dip” cut to oxygen reimbursement. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, has signed on to be the...

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