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Nearly 60 Homecare And Patient Advocacy Groups Urge Congress To Repeal Medicare’s “Competitive” Bidding For Ho

Posted Jul 19 2010 7:22am

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Medical News Today

In a letter signed by 58 patient advocacy groups and home medical equipment associations, the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) urged Congress to pass H.R. 3790, a bill to repeal the Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment in a budget-neutral manner. The bill currently has 252 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives. View the letter here.

“Our national, state and local organizations believe that this program is fundamentally flawed and will create significant obstacles to patient care while threatening the homecare infrastructure for our nation’s seniors and disabled,” wrote Tyler J. Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare in the open letter to Congress. “The home medical equipment (HME) sector is dedicated to working with Congress to ensure H.R. 3790 will replace the troubled bidding program with a series of payment reductions for home medical equipment providers, ensuring that CBO-projected savings are met.”

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