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Stakeholders size up Biden vs. Trump

September 18, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - How will the November elections impact the HME industry? There are a number of dynamics at play in the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump and in the various races in the House of Representatives and Senate, says John Leppard, a health care analyst with Washington Analysis. “At the top of the line: a Biden win-Democratic sweep is probably a net slightly positive in the near- to medium-term as it augurs greater stability,” he said. “He's less likely...

Biden, Elections, President, Trump


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HME champions win re-election

November 7, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A number of champions for the HME industry, including Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., have won their re-election bids in Congress.McMorris-Rodgers, who bested her Democratic contender Lisa Brown, has led a number of efforts to provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program, including introducing H.R. 4229, which has 157 co-sponsors. She has also spearheaded a number of congressional sign-on letters to CMS requesting relief.A number of champions for complex rehab have...

Bid Relief, Elections, HME champions


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RESNA announces election results

June 21, 2018HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - RESNA has named a president-elect and several board members. The organization has named Maureen Linden, MS, president-elect. She has served as a board member and board secretary, and has been chairwoman of the Student Design Competition. It has also named Meghan Donahue, MS, ATP, as board secretary. She has served as a board member and has been a member of its professional and special interest groups. Additionally, RESNA has named Carmen DiGiovine, PhD, ATP/SMS, RET; Rita Stanley...

Board, Elections, RESNA


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Stakeholders prepare for 'complicated' post-election activity

October 21, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee could be one thing standing between the HME industry and competitive bidding relief after the elections.While Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., doesn't have substantial objections to the industry's efforts to retroactively delay a July 1 cut in Medicare reimbursement in non-bid areas, he's laser focused on getting the 21st Century Cures Act passed before the end of the year, stakeholders say.“It's complicated,” said Cara Bachenheimer,...

Competitive Bidding, Elections, rural relief


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On the Editor's Desk

What does HME provider Patrick Naeger have in common with Romney, Gingrich et al?

January 3, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

They're all Republicans, and they're all running for office, that's what. With the Iowa caucuses tonight, I thought it would be appropriate to share this Q&A with Patrick Naeger, a home medical equipment provider in Missouri who's running for a state Senate seat. This Q&A will appear in the February issue: HME provider Patrick Naeger has been banned from the Missouri House of Representatives, so now he's running for the state Senate. Naeger, executive vice president of Healthcare Equipment & Supply...

Elections, On The Editor's Desk


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Elections: Be proactive...be, be proactive

November 2, 2010Liz Beaulieu, Editor

If you're like me, you're somewhat afraid to learn the results of today's elections. But regardless of which candidates win and which candidates lose, and which party loses control and which party gains control, there's work to be done. This is how Wayne Stanfield put it in a bulletin to NAIMES members this morning: Depending on which of the pundits you listen to, there will be from 50 to 80 new people going to Washington to represent you in the House and Senate. These new freshmen legislators will...

Elections, Lobbying, Lobbying, On The Editor's Desk


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