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Congresswoman slams bid program

October 3, 2012HME News Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. - The competitive bidding program "needs to be stopped," Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., told more than 120 attendees at the 2012 Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) Conference on Sept. 27. Castor is one of 13 initial co-sponsors of H.R. 6490, a bill to replace competitive bidding with the industry's market-pricing program (MPP). Florida, which has several cities included in Round 1, has been hit hard by the program. "Serving on the Energy & Commerce Committee, I learned a lot...

Competitive Bidding, FAHCS, H.R. 6490

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On the Editor's Desk

What is it you're fighting for again?

September 25, 2012Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Now that there's a bill on the books in the House of Representatives for the industry's market-pricing program (pop in H.R. 6490 here), it's worth a few minutes to step back from all the hoopla (this is a big deal, after all) and review what it is you're fighting for. The summary below was included in email bulletins from AAHomecare, VGM and other groups this week, but I thought it was worth reprinting here in the event that you don't belong to AAHomecare, VGM or other groups (which I frown upon...

H.R. 6490

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