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Five lawmakers introduce SMART vent bill

November 4, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would delay the inclusion of ventilators from the competitive bidding program for five years.H.R. 4945, the “Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy (SMART) Act of 2019,” was introduced by Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., Peter Welch, D-Vt., Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., John Larson, D-Conn., and Darren Soto, D-Fla.“Medical ventilators are life-sustaining devices,” said Griffth. “Patients depending...

H.R. 4945, Non-invasive vents, Safeguarding Medicare Access to Respiratory Therapy (SMART) Act of 2019

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