WASHINGTON—Nearly 100 home medical equipment (HME) advocates will be meeting screen-to-screen with members of Congress and staff to build support for Medicare reimbursement relief legislation on Monday’s special Virtual Hill Day (Nov. 13) with American Association for Homecare (AAHC). The follow-up session to AAHC's Sept. 20 virtual fly-in is focused on raising awareness and understanding the importance of including measures from S. 1294 and H.R. 5555 in end-of-year legislative vehicles.
S. 1294 Measures Move Forward in Senate Finance Committee
This second virtual advocacy session is taking place as Congress considers end-of-year legislative packages. Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Senate Finance Committee passed the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs and Extenders Act, legislation that includes provisions from S. 1294. The Nov. 13 Virtual Hill Day is specifically targeting Senate and House members on committees of jurisdiction for Federal health care finance issues (Senate Finance Committee and House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees) and is also allowing AAHC to advocate to some offices it was not able to reach in the Sept. 20 virtual session. AAHomecare and VGM shared this letter of endorsement for the inclusion of S. 1294 provisions in the above-referenced Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs and Extenders Act with Senate Finance Committee leaders.