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Industry ratchets up MPP talk

December 7, 2012Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - HME providers lit up the Capitol Hill switchboard Dec. 4 and 5 with one message: Support the market-pricing program (MPP).The VGM Group and NAIMES, which spearheaded the efforts, estimate that 1,177 and 200 calls were made, respectively. The state with the most calls was Connecticut (132). Staffers for Rep. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., told NEMED officials that he would take a closer look at H.R. 6490, a bill to replace the current competitive bidding program with MPP, as a result of...

AAHomecare, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Glenn Thompson, Invacare, Jason Altmire, Market-pricing program, NAIMES, NEMED

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Reps circulate 'Dear Colleague' letter for MPP

December 3, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa., are asking all co-sponsors of H.R. 1041, a bill that would repeal competitive bidding, to sign on to H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), according to The VGM Group. Their “Dear Colleague” letter states that, while the congressional objective of competitive bidding is to establish payment amounts that reduce Medicare and beneficiary expenditures, systemic problems...

CMS, Competitive Bidding, Glenn Thompson, Jason Altmire, Market pricing program, VGM

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