O2 Sector Works to Find Common Ground
Set to dovetail with AAHomecare's "Home Care on Capitol Hill"
lobby day, Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., called a congressional
hearing to discuss
the effects of DMEPOS competitive bidding on small business. At
a similar hearing last May, Shuler said it was unclear how under
the bidding program CMS would be able to deliver on its promise of
reducing costs, improving effectiveness and ensuring access to care
for seniors "without driving small health care providers out of
business and limiting access to care."
The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology
had also scheduled a call-in to support AAHomecare's lobby effort.
NCART asked its members to "help increase the decibel level of our
industry's message" by urging Congress to rescind the 9.5 percent
reimbursement reduction for Group 3 complex power wheelchairs.
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