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In brief: Industry holds on, Medicare bill revived

January 25, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders continue to work behind the scenes on building support for the market-pricing program (MPP), but that's about all they can say at this point. “We are pushing for strong champions and everything is on track with the Congressional Budget Office and the Legislative Counsel,” said Walt Gorski, vice president of government affairs for AAHomecare. Meanwhile, the wait goes on for the Round 2 single payment amounts, which are expected any day. So far, although...

AAHomecare, CMS, Competitive Bidding, Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Legislative Counsel, Market Pricing Program (MPP), Medicare, Phil Roe

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Congressman revives bill to repeal Medicare board

January 24, 2013HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., on Jan. 23 reintroduced a bill to repeal an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) tasked with reining in Medicare spending. The House of Representatives, but not the Senate, passed Roe's original bill. Roe believes the IPAB, which was created by the Affordable Care Act, intervenes in the patient-doctor relationship. “I will continue to push for a full repeal of the IPAB, and I look forward to working with my colleagues—both Republicans and...

Affordable Care Act (ACA), CMS, IPAB, Medicare, Phil Roe

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