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84 Members of Congress, Led by Rep. Betty Sutton, Urge Policymakers to Rescind Controversial Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Rule Before April 18 Deadline
Date:4/16/2009

he country from the Medicare program.

"Of the more than 4,000 providers in the initial bidding areas, only 376 were deemed to have met the bidding program requirements," said Rep. Sutton, describing the implementation last year. "This is not a solution to Medicare reform and would only reduce quality and access to care for seniors and people with disabilities."

Home medical equipment and care is already the most cost-effective, slowest-growing portion of Medicare spending, increasing only 0.75 percent per year according to the most recent National Health Expenditures data from the federal government. That rate compares to more than 6 percent annual growth for Medicare spending overall. Home medical equipment represents only 1.6 of the Medicare budget.

Please find the full text of the letter below.

April 15, 2009

    Mr. Charles Johnson, Acting Secretary
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C.   20201

    Ms. Charlene Frizzera, Acting Administrator
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C.   20201

    Ms. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director
    White House Office of Health Reform
    The White House
    Washington, D.C.   20050

Dear Acting Secretary Johnson, Acting Administrator Frizzera and Ms. DeParle:

On January 16, 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published an interim final rule on the durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program effective April 18, 2009. We are deeply concerned that CMS has rushed implementation of this rule counter to Congress' intent when it delayed the competitive bidding program as part of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). As such, we urge you t
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