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Norco to host fundraiser

July 26, 2018HME News Staff

SPOKANE, Wash. - Norco will host a fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., on Aug. 6 at its location here. VGM will co-host. McMorris Rodgers has been a champion for the HME industry: In 2017 she introduced H.R. 4229, a bill that would provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program in non-bid areas and that has 155 co-sponsors. Individual sponsors are $75; PAC sponsors $1,000; and host sponsors $2,500. For questions or to RSVP, contact Emily Harken at [email protected]

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Bid relief: Sen. Hatch calls for action

May 4, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee, has written a letter to HHS and CMS urging them to provide relief from Medicare's competitive bidding program, the VGM Group reports.In the May 1 letter, Hatch urges HHS to submit a mandated report on the impact of the application of competitive bidding rates in non-bid areas, and to take appropriate action to ensure access to DME in those areas.Hatch also urged the agencies to address a number...

Advocacy, bid relief, HR 4229, IFR, Sen. Hatch


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Bid relief update: Stakeholders move on new information

December 15, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - New details have pushed to the forefront a competitive bidding-related interim final rule that's been held up at the Office of Management and Budget since August.“We continue to ask members who have relationships with the OMB to put calls in,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of AAHomecare.The industry last week gleaned new information about the under-wraps IFR when the OMB included it in its semi-annual Unified Agenda. The OMB states: the IFR “amends the regulation...

competitive bidding, HR 4229, IFR, lobbying, relief


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