WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2019)—With the CB Round 2021 bid window closing Wednesday, The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) hopes to rally suppliers and other HME stakeholders to resume advocacy on HME policy priorities, including extending and expanding relief for non-bid rural suppliers (HR 2771), CRT-related legislation (HR 2293, S 1223, and HR 2408), and expected legislation on non-invasive ventilators in competitive bidding.

Over the next 10 days, AAHomecare wants the HME community in the below states to make contact with House members who co-sponsored HR 4229 in the last congressional session and ask them to sign onto HR 2771. There are a total of 86 House members (26 Democrats, 60 Republicans) who should be open to signing on again.

Alabama (2) – Arizona (1) – Arkansas (2) – California (5) – Colorado (2) – Florida (1) – Georgia (9) – Kansas (1) – Kentucky (3) – Massachusetts (2) – Michigan (3) – Minnesota (2) – Mississippi (3) – Missouri (6) – Montana (1) – Nebraska (2) – New Hampshire (1) – New York (2) – North Carolina (5) – Ohio (6) – Oklahoma (3) – Rhode Island (1) – South Carolina (2) – Tennessee (3) – Texas (5) – Utah (1) – Vermont (1) – Virginia (3) – Washington (3) – Wisconsin (4) – Wyoming (1)

The 13 members of the Ways & Means Committee and 11 members of the Energy & Commerce Committee who were co-sponsors of HR 4229 would be especially helpful to add to the HR 2771 co-sponsor list. 

The complete list of members who co-sponsored HR 4229 but are not yet on HR 2771 can be found here.

Visit aahomecare.org for more information.