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Industry ramps up political pressure

July 24, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - A “Dear Colleague” letter making the rounds in the House of Representatives is the next step in trying to get CMS to use its authority to pause Round 2021 of competitive bidding. The letter, spearheaded by Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, asks CMS to pause the next round of the program for a year or through the duration of the public health emergency, whichever is longer. “The political pressure of a letter like this makes a huge difference,”...

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AAH: Letter to delay bid program needs signatures

July 20, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, have released a “Dear Colleague” letter urging CMS to delay its competitive bidding program for one year or through the duration of the public health emergency, whichever is longer, AAHomecare reports.Rodgers and Loebsack, long-time HME champions, are asking their fellow members of the House of Representatives to join them in signing the letter, which highlights the role of HME providers in caring for COVID-19...

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'Dear Colleague' letter calls for review of bid program

June 13, 2014HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A “Dear Colleague” letter circulating through Congress calls on the Office of Inspector General to review the competitive bidding program before its 2016 expansion, according to a VGM bulletin. The letter, spearheaded by Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., calls for a study of how competitive bidding and the national mail-order program for diabetic testing supplies are affecting senior health. Members...

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