In Brief: Legislative Roundup
Catching up with the 115th Congress
In Brief—CHANGE Act HR 4957/S 2387
Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End
(May 10, 2018)—From MAMES: “The Midwest Association for Medical Equipment & Supplies (MAMES) members converged on Des Moines, Iowa April 25-27 for the 2018 MAMES Spring Excellence in HME...
MCKINNEY, Texas (February 12, 2018)—Soleo Health, an innovative leader in specialty infusion services, announced today it strongly supports Congress’ passing of a transitional payment for home...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 9, 2018)—AARP welcomes passage in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives of the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family...
MCKINNEY, Texas (December 18, 2017)—Home infusion stakeholders have been urging lawmakers to include the Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Access Act of 2017 (S 1738) or Section 101 of Medicare Part B...
In-Brief: S 1028/HR 3759
RAISE Family Caregivers Act
ATLANTA (October 24, 2017)—American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) team members expressed empathy and optimism on day two of Medtrade at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 12, 2017)—Representatives Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and John Larson (D-Conn) introduced legislation on Monday to exempt accessories for manual CRT wheelchairs from...
Via AAHomecare—WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2017)—We have just received confirmation that Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has formally introduced legislation that would require prior...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 25, 2017)—The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has released a new resource that documents for policymakers, patients and the media the discrepancy between...
In Brief — Telehealth
Parity Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2017)—Each year the HME community comes together in Washington, D.C. to advocate and strengthen relationships in Congress. It is a critical gathering, made stronger by...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2017) — As the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) celebrates its 35th birthday, we reflect fondly on our many accomplishments, but even more do we...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2017)—Legislation to prevent the application of bidding-derived pricing for CRT accessories was introduced in the Senate and House last week. The Senate bill, S. 486,...
Via VGM Group—WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 8, 2016)—On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate has passed the 21st Century Cures Act, meaning that the legislation will be heading to President Obama’s desk to...
Trump Names Rep. Tom Price as Next HHS Secretary President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the...