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Hard-fought bid delay fails

July 15, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Congress has failed to pass a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts for three months, until Sept. 30.In the days before a long recess that kicked off July 15, the Senate had begun a “hotline process” to pass an amended version of H.R. 5210, which had already been passed by the House of Representatives earlier in the month.As part of the process, the bill was introduced and distributed to all 100 offices of the Senate. If there were no objections...

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Bid delay efforts run out of gas

June 24, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - With efforts to delay a second round of Medicare cuts stalled, the HME industry finds itself between a rock and a hard place, stakeholders say.“We're regrouping and figuring out with our champions where we go from here,” said John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group, of the cuts set for July 1 in non-bid areas.A modified version of H.R. 5210 was scheduled to go to vote last week, but an unexpected sit-in by House Democrats over gun control...

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CQRC expresses 'disappointment' over House inaction

June 24, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care has called on Congressional leaders to act on legislation that would retroactively delay cuts that go into effect July 1. Although the Senate on June 22 unanimoulsy passed S. 2736, an unexpected sit-in in the House of Representatives over gun control this week prevented a similar bill, H.R. 5210, from being passed before lawmakers adjourned for the July 4th recess. “We are extremely disappointed that the PADME Act was not passed before the...

Council for Quality Respiratory Care, CQRC, H.R. 5210, S. 2736


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In brief: Bill gains momentum, deadline for sleep rule extended

June 10, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bill in the House of Representatives that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts slated for July 1 has gained 18 additional co-sponsors in the wake of the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, May 25-26. The total for H.R. 5210 now stands at 97. Additionally, the bill's sponsor, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., testified June 8 at a House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee hearing on “Legislation to Improve and Sustain the Medicare Program.”“Patients'...

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NFIB steps forward in support of H.R. 5210

May 25, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The National Federation of Independent Business has written a letter in support of H.R. 5210, a bill that would delay the second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts scheduled for July 1.“This legislationÖis critical to providing the certainty necessary for America's small suppliers and providers to continue to meet the needs of the communities who depend on their services,” the letter states.The NFIB is a non-profit organization that represents 325,000 small and independent...

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House moves full steam ahead to slow cuts

May 13, 2016Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - A bill introduced in the House of Representatives last week that would delay an upcoming second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts has hit the ground running.H.R. 5210, introduced May 12 by Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, and Peter Welch, D-Vt., has 40 original co-sponsors.“It sends a great message,” said John Gallagher, vice president of government relations for The VGM Group. “Most of them are on the Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means committees....

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