Monday, December 20, 2010

Contact Your Representatives to Tell Them About the Problems Being Caused by Competitive Bidding!

CMS is moving forward with Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program despite problems in implementation. More than 160 leading economic experts predicted that this bidding program will fail, and patients and providers in the initial nine metropolitan areas are seeing these economists’ predications come to life.

In recent weeks, the following red flags have been reported:
  • Some companies that were awarded bidding contracts that are bankrupt;
  • Errors on the website providing misinformation to beneficiaries;
  • Incorrect materials sent to beneficiaries outside of bidding areas instructing them to switch to contract providers;
  • Lack of required state licensure among some bid winners; and
  • Credit problems among a significant percentage of the bid winners.
The government cannot allow these mishaps and errors to jeopardize the health and well-being of those who rely on home medical equipment. Write your Representative and ask them to stop this badly design system. We need to Save Homecare Now!

Please forward this message to your friends and colleagues, and ask that they sign up to receive updates from the campaign to Save Homecare.

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