Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Help Engage Patients in Advocacy through People for Quality Care

Patients will pay the ultimate price for unsustainable rates and should have a voice in advocating for fairer policies. People for Quality Care is helping organize and amplify the voices of beneficiaries, family caregivers, and clinicians to Congress. Currently the group is focused on garnering Congressional support for a joint solution to Medicare’s competitive bidding program by July 15.

“Patients and family caregivers are already facing enough challenges as it is—the political process doesn’t need to be one more barrier that stands in their way of getting the quality medical equipment they need,” says Ashley Plauché, legislative partner for People for Quality Care and manager of government affairs for AAHomecare. “People for Quality Care guides them through the advocacy process, allowing their message to be heard by Congress. We ask all suppliers to get engaged, connecting their customers to these valuable resources.”

You can help by asking your customers to:

· Contact their Members of Congress, sending a customizable letter available at peopleforqualitycare.org/takeaction.

· Share their story with their Medicare Complaint Hotline (800.404.8702) to relay their experience and challenges accessing medical equipment.

Visit peopleforqualitycare.org for more information. You can also share a link to the website on your company site to help your patients access the site.

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