Tuesday, January 27, 2009

HME Providers from More than 25 States Are Coming to Washington on February 11

So far, more than 100 homecare providers from 25 states have registered to attend the AAHomecare February 11Washington, D.C. fly-in. The event will include information sessions on the substance and politics of addressing the 36-month oxygen cap,the post-cap payment issues, and efforts to modify the Medicare home oxygen benefit to shore up the long-term reimbursement; recovery of the 9.5 percent cut to rehab; preservation of the first-month purchase option for power mobility; competitive bidding; and the HME sector’s leadership in proposing concrete steps to prevent fraud and abuse.

Registrants have been asked to schedule their meetings on Capitol Hill, coordinating in some cases with their state association. Once meetings are scheduled, please post them in the comments section of this blog.

23 comments:

AAHomecare said...

Alabama-
Appointment with Senator Jeff Sessions on February 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Alaska-
Meeting with Sen. Murkowski at 2:00 on February 11. meet at 1:30 with Diane DiSanto, the health legislative assistant for Sen. Mark Begitch. Requests have been made with Congressman Young in Alaska.
Louisiana-
Appointment with Sen. Landrieu at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 11.
Massachusetts-
Appointment with Rep. Frank's Legislative Assistant (Diego Sanchez) at 1:30 on Feb. 11.
Appointment with Heather Gasper, Health Legislative Assistant for Rep. Capuano at 12:00 p.m. on Feb. 11.

Meeting with Stephanie Hammonds, PharmD of the Senate HELP Committee, who represents Sen. Kennedy at 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 11.
Ohio-
Appointment with David S. Mitchell, Legislative Aide to Senator Sherrod Brown, scheduled for February 11 at 10:00 a.m. A request has been made to meet with Sen. Voinovich and Congresswoman Sutton.
Pennsylvania-
Meeting requests have been made to Sen. Specter, Sen. Casey, Rep. Platts, Rep. Holden, and Rep. Pitts.

AAHomecare said...

Florida-
Meeting requests for both Senators and all 25 Congressmen are being made by Sean at City Medical. Once meeting times are confirmed they will be added to the blog.

AAHomecare said...

Pennsylvania-
Requests are being sent to Murphy and Schwartz.

AAHomecare said...

Kentucky-
11:30 with Sen. Bunning and a 4-4:30 with Rep. Davis. Commitment from Rep. Rogers office to meet with a L/A during that day and have asked Rep.'s Guthrie, Yarmuth, Whitfield and Chandler for meetings. Lastly, Sen. McConnell's office is on the ask list as well.

AAHomecare said...

Missouri-
Meeting with Sen. Roberts at 1:00 on Feb. 11.
Kansas-
Meeting request sent to Sen. Brownback and Cong. Moran.

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Georgia-
Meeting requests have been sent to Sen. Chambliss and Sen. Isakson. A meeting will also be set with Congressman Price.

AAHomecare said...

Senator Lautenberg, Senator Menendez and Congressman Christopher Smith. Anyone interested in participating with JAMES can fill out the Contact Form at www.jamesofnj.org.

Anonymous said...

WEST VIRGINIA

APPT WITH REP RAHALL AT 11AM

AAHomecare said...

Ohio-
An appt. has been confirmed with Congresswoman Sutton on February 11 at 1:00 p.m.

AAHomecare said...

Confirmed appointments with the offices of:
Nebraska-
3:00 Feb. 10- Sen. Nelson
California-
10:00 a.m. Feb. 10- Rep. Mike Thompson
North Dakota-
10:30 a.m. Feb. 10- Rep. Pomeroy
Georgia-
11:00 a.m. Feb. 10- Rep. Hank Johnson
3:30 Feb. 10- Rep. Westmoreland
Texas-
1:00 Feb. 10- Rep. Sam Johnson
? meeting confirmed but no time yet for Rep. Ralph Hall and Rep. Louie Gohmert
North Carolina-
2:00 Feb. 10- Rep. Shuler
Missouri-
2:30 Feb. 10- Rep. Sam Graves
Pennsylvania-
3:00 Feb. 10- Rep. Altmire
Maine-
3:30 Feb. 10- Rep. Thomas Allen
Wisconsin-
9:30 Feb. 11- Rep. Moore
Florida-
10:00 Feb. 11- Rep. Buchanan
Illinois-
11:00 Feb. 11- Rep. Bean
Nevada-
3:00 Feb. 11- Rep. Berkley

AAHomecare said...

Missouri-
Meeting request have been sent to Sen. Bond, Sen. McCaskill, and Rep. Akin.

AAHomecare said...

Massachusetts-
Appointment with Sen. Kerry's Legislative Correspondent at 3:30 on Feb. 11.

AAHomecare said...

Pennsylvania -
Appointments have been requested with Senators Specter and Casey.

CONFIRMED APPTS:
1:30 Rep. Jason Altmire and Leg. Dir. Erik Komendant

3:00 Rep. Mike Doyle - Health LA, Kenneth DeGraff

3:45 Rep. John Murtha - Leg. Dir., Whitney Morton

Appts. Pending: Reps. Tim Murphy, Todd Platts, Paul Kanjorski, Tim Holden, Joe Pitts

AAHomecare said...

Mississippi-
Sen Cochran @2pm & Sen Wicker @ 2:30pm.

AAHomecare said...

Georgia-
Congressman's Lewis office on 2/10 at 4:30pm

AAHomecare said...

Louisiana-
Sen. Vitter at 8:30 on Feb. 11
1:30, Feb. 11 with Congressman Boustany

AAHomecare said...

Tennessee-
•Elizabeth Falcone (Congressman Jim Cooper)
•1:00, Amy Westmoreland (Congressman John Duncan)
•1:30, Congressman Bart Gordon & Dana Lichtenberg
•2:00, Congressman Phil
•2:00, Congressman Lincoln Davis & Senior
•2:30, Vicky Walling (Congressman John Tanner)
•3:30 Curtis Swager (Senator Lamar Alexander)

AAHomecare said...

New Jersey (JAMES) has confirmed appointments with the offices of Congressman Frank Pallone, Congressman John Adler, Congressman Christoper Smith and Senator Lautenberg. We are still working on an appointment request with the office of Senator Menendez.

AAHomecare said...

Georgia-
4:00 on Feb. 11 with Justin in Sen Chambliss' office
2:30 with Meg in Rep. Kingston's office
4:30 with Jonathan Halpern in Rep. Bishop's office
11:00 with Rep. Westmoreland
11:00 with Scott in Rep. Johnson's office
9:30 am with Michaeleen in Rep. Lewis office
10:00 a.m. with Rep. Deal
3:30 with Paige Anderson & Stephen Kraley in Rep. Broun's office
10:30am with Michael Calvo in Rep. Gingrey's office
2:00 pm with Hill Thomas in Rep. Barrow's office
3.30 pm with Tammy Mcathey in Rep. Scott's office.

Julie Piriano said...

Illinois Appointments are as follows:
12:00 with Griffin Foster, HLA for Rep. Judy Biggett- 1034 Longworth
12:30 with Rep. Jan Schakowsky- 2367 Rayburn
2:00 with Kenny Sawyer, HLA for Sen. Roland Burris- 523 Dirksen
3:00 with John Versey, HLA for Rep. Dan Lipinsli- 1717 Longworth
3:30 with Rep. Phil Hare's office- 428 Cannon
4:00 with Mayra Alverez, HLA for Sen. Dick Durbin- 309 Hart

Kathlee said...

Maryland Appointments

12:15 pm: Raymond Thorn, Office of Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08)1707 Longworth House Office Building, 202.225.5341
1: 00 pm: Brent A. Palmer, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski, 503 Hart Senate Office Building, 202-224-4654
1:30 pm Jamie McIntyre, Rep. Frank Kratovil, Jr. (D-1) (202) 225-5311
314 Cannon HOB, Washington, DC

2:00 pm: : Delicia Reynolds, Esq., Senior Counsel, John P. Sarbanes (D-3) 426 Cannon House Office Building (202) 593-8033

2:30 pm: Danielle Grote, Office of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, 2235 Rayburn House Office Building 202-225-4741

Phone Appt.
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch; Maryland, 2nd : Friday at 10:30 am with Walter Gonzales


Appointments Sought

Cardin, Ben Cardin, Senator:

Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-D-5)

Rep. Donna Edwards (MD-D-4)Maryland, 4th : Left a phone message for Janel George

Rep.Roscoe Bartlett (MD-R-6)

Anonymous said...

Kentucky Schedule
11:30a Sen. Jim Bunning
3:00pm* Rep. Ed Whitfield
2:00p Sen. Mitch McConnell
2:30pm Rep. Ben Chandler
1:00pm Rep. Brett Guthrie
9:30am Feb 12th Rep. John Yarmuth
4:00pm Rep. Geoff Davis
2:30pm Rep. Hal Rogers

Anonymous said...

Indiana Schedule
9:15 a Rep. Brad Ellsworth
10:30 a Rep. Steve Buyer
11:30 a Sen. Richard Lugar
12:00 p Rep. Baron Hill
12:30 p Rep. Mike Pence
1:00 p Rep. Andre Carson
2:00 p Rep. Dan Burton
3:00 p Sen. Evan Bayh
Pending Rep. Peter Visclosky
Pending Rep. Joe Donnelly
Pending Rep. Mark Souder