WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2017)—The American Association for Homecare is saddened by the resignation of Tom Price as Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services. Throughout his career on Capitol Hill and at HHS, Dr. Price has been one of the most influential champions for public policy that would allow home medical equipment suppliers to maintain their place as an effective and essential part of the nation’s health care infrastructure. We truly appreciate his long record of passionate support for our industry and the patients we serve.
AAHomecare will continue to work with HHS and CMS to secure sustainable Medicare reimbursement rates nationwide and to streamline and improve regulations affecting the HME sector. We will build upon the strong engagement we have had with leadership and other professionals at these agencies since the start of the year, and look forward to working with the Acting HHS Secretary, Dr. Don Wright, on issues affecting HME.
AAHomecare and other leading industry stakeholders will also continue to advocate for HME interests on Capitol Hill. The HME community’s persistent lobbying and grassroots activity has raised Congressional awareness of the challenges we face in the current reimbursement and regulatory environment and has significantly strengthened support for our policy priorities.
While we have lost a strong advocate at HHS in Dr. Price, AAHomecare will not pause in its work to enact public policies that benefit home medical equipment suppliers and help protect the millions of individuals who depend on our products and services.
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