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MAMES honors Heitkamp, Thune

April 10, 2018HME News Staff

DULUTH, Minn. - The North Dakota and South Dakota members of the Midwest Association of Medical Equipment Services & Supplies have presented Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Sen. John Thune, R, S.D., with MAMES Legislative Champion Awards this month for their work supporting the HME industry. Heitkamp and Thune have both been champions of the industry's efforts to provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program in rural areas. After being presented with the award, Heitkamp indicated...

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Senators introduce bill to address rural expansion

November 19, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan bill to “smooth the transition” to competitive bid pricing in rural areas dropped today in the Senate. Introduced by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., the DME Access and Stabilization Act seeks to ensure HME providers can still serve Medicare beneficiaries, according to a press release. “It is important that people receive quality health care, no matter where they live,” said Thune. “Not only does this legislation ensure...

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