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Price now has letters from both Senate, House

July 12, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - HME stakeholders collected 48 signatures for a letter from Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., asking HHS Secretary Tom Price to use his regulatory authority to provide relief from competitive bidding in rural areas, VGM reported this morning.Stakeholders rallied in the last hour, lifting the number of signatures for the letter from 14 on Friday to 48 on Tuesday, the day after the deadline.Now Price and CMS Administrator Seema Verma have received letters from both the...

Bid Relief, Letter, Tom Price

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Ways and Means Committee seeks clarifications on accessories plan

November 20, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Key members of the House Ways & Means Committee this week sent a letter to CMS, asking the agency to clarify its plans to apply competitive bid pricing to complex rehab wheelchair accessories. In the letter, Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., urged CMS to “take the steps necessary to code the CRT-only items separately so that, as dictated by statute, these accessories are exempted from the competitive bidding pricing.” Meanwhile,...

Accessories, Complex Rehab, Letter, Rep. Kevin Brady, Rep. Sander Levin

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