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Congressmen urge Sec. Becerra to move on seat elevation

July 29, 2021HME News Staff

WASHINGTON – Reps. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., and Don Young, R-Alaska, have asked Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to encourage CMS to move forward with a pending request to include power seat elevation and power standing systems in the national coverage determination for mobility assistive equipment.  “These systems improve the health and independent function of mobility-impaired individuals and allow them to more fully participate in mobility-related activities...

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Seat at the table: NCPA talks DIR fees, COVID role with Sec. Becerra

July 22, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, came away from a recent roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra feeling “positive.”  “It’s my opinion that the secretary will be receptive to expanding (access) to health care and utilizing pharmacies to do that,” he said.  Hoey spoke with HME News recently about the meeting and where he thinks Becerra may stand on certain...

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NCPA participates in roundtable conversation with HHS Secretary

June 30, 2021HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – B. Douglas Hoey, the CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association, participated in a roundtable discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and leaders of several other provider organizations to discuss the expanding role of community pharmacies in health care.  Hoey discussed four priorities for independent pharmacists:  Eliminating retroactive price concessions, known as pharmacy DIR fees, which are imposed on pharmacies by...

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John McCain to accept award from United Spinal

May 23, 2013HME News Staff

NEW YORK - U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will be on hand at United Spinal Association's annual legislative conference in June to accept an award for his support of a global disabilities rights treaty, according to a press release. At the association's 2nd annual Roll on Capitol Hill, scheduled for June 16-19 in Washington, D.C., McCain will be awarded the VetsFirst Congressional Bronze Star Award for his efforts to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty addressing...

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