Thursday, September 8, 2016

Tom Ryan Makes the Case for Competitive Bidding Reform on C-SPAN and SIRIUS/XM

In a continuing effort to educate Congress and share the struggle of HME providers in the current Medicare environment, Tom Ryan was interviewed on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal show on Labor Day Monday (Sept. 5).

“It’s patient preferred, it’s economically the best situation, and at the end of the day you will get a better outcome,” explained Ryan highlighting the service component of home medical equipment and the benefits of homecare. Ryan also discussed the need for competitive bidding legislation stating, “Being fiscally responsible in this town [DC] is important. The legislation we have had has been self-funded by the industry. We have been taking dollars from other areas of the industry. The last bill out there would take reimbursement from Medicare and have that become the new rate in 2019.”

If you did not watch live, you can still view the full interview online.

And this morning? A stop at satellite radio – Tom appeared on SIRIUS/XM radio on The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley, which airs on their Politics of the United States (POTUS) channel (#124). "We need congress to roll back these cuts to HME," Ryan said.

There has also been great coverage of these issues in the press:

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