Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Modern Healthcare Reports on HME Communities Request to Rescind Bidding Rule

Monday, the American Association for Homecare and 27 state associations sent letters to the Obama administration, Health and Human Services Acting Secretary, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator, urging them to rescind a controversial competitive-bidding rule on durable medical equipment before it is implemented on April 18.

Healthcare business news publication, Modern Healthcare, reported on the HME sector’s letter re-publishing sections including the statement “selective contracting with a small group of home equipment providers will force out 90% of existing businesses that use high-quality homecare equipment or provide critical patient services.”

The article also quoted Tyler Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare, saying, “This is not the solution to Medicare’s reform, and it is certainly not the answer for patients and seniors.”
To read the full article visit: http://www.modernhealthcare.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090413/REG/304139945&nocache=1


Anonymous said...

Wow! They sent a letter......Maybe if AAHomecare and these 27 state associations could get invited to Obama's health care reform committee meetings, then I might be impressed. Just wait for April 18th and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I have to agree with the first commenter. Getting invited to a photo op at the White House would stop competitive bidding in its tracks! That and a little fairy dust will solve ALL the industry's problems.