A nationwide grassroots effort is underway to suspend Round One of the competitive bidding program. Letters, calls, e-mails and visits with members of Congress are all part of the strategy to raise awareness about the flaws with this program.
On May 21, 2008 all of these efforts will be redoubled as the homecare industry visits Washington D.C. for the AAHomecare Medicare Bidding Fly-In. All efforts will be focused on lobbying Congress to instruct Medicare to suspend Round One of the competitive bidding program and delay Round Two. To register for this event visit: http://www.aahomecare.org/associations/3208/files/MedicareFly-In%20May%2021RegForm.pdf
Participants have been asked to schedule their own meetings for this event, in coordination with their state association. If you are attending the Fly-In and have already begun setting up your appointments, please post the key information on this blog to let others from your state know with whom and when the appointment will be held. If you see a colleague has already begun the process with your legislator, please contact them and work together to avoid dual efforts.
In your posted comment which will appear below, please include your name, contact info, whether you have requested an appointment or have secured an appointment. and with which member of Congress.