WASHINGTON — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., sent a letter to
President Obama last week listing CMS' national competitive bidding
program among regulations that pose a negative economic
Roberts' letter is in response to the president's Jan. 18
executive order calling
on government agencies to "strike the right balance" in regulatory
oversight and not placing undue burdens on business,
particularly small businesses.
In his March 10 letter, Roberts wrote that "DMEPOS competitive
bidding implementation continues to be a concern. We originally had
over 400 DME providers in KS; however, now that Round 1 has been
implemented I am concerned that patients, especially in rural
areas, are facing issues related to access."
Roberts is scheduled to speak at AAHomecare's Legislative
Conference on Wednesday.