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West Va. lawmakers weigh in on bid program

May 30, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - West Virginia's congressional delegation recently sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma asking her to be mindful of the challenges rural providers face in Round 2021.“West Virginia is a rural state and our seniors rely on the compassionate care that our small businesses provide, including home delivery, set-up assistance, and prompt service when problems arise such as floods, snowstorms and high winds,” reads the letter. “Without this type of service available,...

Round 2021, Seema Verma, West Virginia

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Friendly reminder to Congress, CMS

November 30, 2018Letter to the Editor

In our beautiful, small and mostly rural (except by CMS standards) state of West Virginia, we periodically endure floods, snowstorms and high winds resulting in power outages. Thankfully, West Virginia did not receive the bad weather that at one point was forecasted during Hurricane Florence, but our colleagues in the Carolinas did and they are still suffering from the storm.I think it is important during times like these to remind our friends in Congress and at CMS of the important role local home...

Regina Gillispie, West Virginia

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West Virginia lawmakers go to bat for HME

July 25, 2018HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - A group of senators and representatives from West Virginia has sent a letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma saying the agency's May 9 interim final rule “does not go far enough” to ensure continued access to DME for the elderly and disabled in rural areas. The group points out that, while the IFR reinstates 50/50 blended reimbursement rates, it only does so for rural and non-contiguous areas, not all non-competitive bidding areas. “We were hopeful that the...

Bid Relief, Rural, West Virginia

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VGM donates to flood victims

July 5, 2016HME News Staff

CHARLESTON, West Va. - The VGM Group has donated $1,000 on behalf of its membership in West Virginia in the wake of historic flooding that has impacted the state. The donation was made to the West Virginia Union Mission, which is providing clean drinking water, cleaning supplies and food, among other items, to residents. “It has been very difficult to see the images of the damage and pain caused by the flooding across the beautiful state of West Virginia,” VGM stated. “We hope this...

Donation, Floods, VGM, West Virginia

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