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Omnibus bill moves forward without industry's interests

December 16, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Despite a mammoth push, two pairs of HME-related bills are not included in the omnibus spending package that lawmakers have on the table this week, according to AAHomecare.“This result is not a reflection of the amount of effort that our industry has extended at both grassroots and Capitol Hill lobbying levels, and we should all be proud of the way the (industry) has come together to build support for these initiatives,” said the association in its announcement.The industry...

H.R. 3229, H.R. 4185, S. 2196, S. 2312


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It's the 11th hour for bid bills

December 11, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - Industry stakeholders hit the ground running last week with the introduction of a second bill that would lessen the impact of competitive bidding.“We just have a few hours left to get this done,” said Jay Witter, senior vice president of public policy at AAHomecare. “We are doing everything politically, legislatively, and at the grassroots level.”Introduced Dec. 8 by Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., H.R. 4185 is similar to its Senate companion...

aahomecare, H.R. 4185, national roll out, S. 2312, The VGM Group


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House bid bill drops

December 8, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A House bill that would lessen the impact of competitive bid pricing in non-bid areas was introduced today.Led by Reps. Tom Price, R-Ga., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., H.R. 4185 contains several provisions. Chief among those provisions: it would apply a 30% increase to single payment amounts for providers in non-bid areas; and phase in the pricing over a two-year period, compared to the current six months.Other provisions include setting a ceiling for future rounds of competitive bidding...

H.R. 4185, S. 2312


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Senate bill revives fight against bid program

November 20, 2015Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Stakeholders say the HME industry's “work has just begun” now that a bill aimed at softening the blow of competitive bidding has finally been introduced in the Senate.The provisions in S. 2312, introduced by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., on Nov. 19, include a 30% increase to rural single payment amounts for providers in rural areas, and a 20% increase to regional SPAs for providers in all other non-bid areas.“It's time to start running,”...

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