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'Get in there'

October 9, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

OCCC - A coalition of HME providers from Florida gathered in Room W209A on Wednesday morning to share its success story in convincing Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., to co-sponsor H.R. 1717.Staff from Posey's office was also there.“Six dealers in District 8 were able to do this,” said Shelly Prial, who has accompanied the coalition on visits with lawmakers. “It's a small thing, but it's a very large thing. This can be replicated across the United States.”Members of the coalition...

Advocacy, Competitive Bidding, HR 1717, Lobbying

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Lawmakers to CMS: 'Do the right thing'

July 3, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Round 2 of competitive bidding may be the law of the land in 91 cities, but that's not stopping lawmakers who oppose the program from pressuring CMS.On June 27, Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced S. 1265, a bill that would delay the implementation of Round 2 in Tennessee. The bill would also terminate contracts in all bid areas in the state, require CMS to re-bid those areas and impose a $10,000 penalty on contract suppliers that, going forward, provide...

HR 1717, HR 2375

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Hope springs eternal

May 23, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

If I had to put a label on the mood here at the AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference, I'd use hopeful. Attendees are hopeful, dare I say confident even, that Round 2 will be delayed long enough to get the market-pricing program (MPP) implemented. That hope was buoyed by a couple of updates on the number of co-sponsors on H.R. 1717. At last count, it was 90 and there's no way that won't swell after today's Hill visits (yesterday's too). Of course, the folks that attend this event year after...

AAHomecare, Competitive Bidding, HR 1717

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