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NHIA honors longtime champion Rep. Engel

September 24, 2020HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The National Home Infusion Association has awarded Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the 2020 Congressional Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime support and advocacy on behalf of patients in need of home infusion therapy services. “For more than two decades, Congressman Engel has worked tirelessly to expand home infusion therapy coverage for Medicare beneficiaries,” said NHIA President & CEO Connie Sullivan. “We are proud to honor him with this prestigious...

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Azar willing to work on HME issues

January 10, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Alex Azar, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Health and Human Serviecs, has verbally agreed to work with congressional leaders to address issues that are negatively impacting the HME industry.During a Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 9, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., asked Azar if he would work with the Office of Management and Budget to “quickly approve” an interim final rule that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program in non-bid...

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Tom Price is out at HHS

September 29, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, a long-time champion of the HME industry, will resign effective 11:59 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 29.The resignation comes amidst growing criticism of Price's use of charter flights instead of commercial flights to travel to government engagements. Politico, which broke the story of Price's costly travel, estimated that the price tag for these trips was more than $400,000.On Thursday, Price announced that he would reimburse the government...

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Lawmaker gets 109 responses on bid program

June 5, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, called on those in the HME industry to share their stories and perspectives on the competitive bidding program and 109 responded to his call of action, according to AAHomecare. Renacci will use the comments to inform a roundtable discussion on the program that he is hosting this week. Since his oxygen business was shut out of the Round 1 re-bid, Renacci has become a “huge champion” for the industry, AAHomecare stated in a bulletin to members this...

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