“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:
- As Congress Returns, Homecare Industry Says Urgent Action Needed on Medicare Reimbursement – InsideSources (Aug. 31)
- Congress Should Stand up for Small Businesses and Seniors on Medicare – The Hill (Aug. 30)
- Rural Americans on Medicare Will Continue to Receive Inadequate Care Unless Congress Acts – Morning Consult (Aug. 29)
- We all agree: Medicare cuts need slow phase-in, analysis - The Hill (Sep. 7)