Navigation Links
American Association for Homecare Applauds President Obama's Plan to Aid Small Businesses
Date:3/18/2009

Vast Majority of Home Medical Small Businesses Will Be Closed Because of Medicare Bidding Plan

ARLINGTON, Va., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare applauds President Obama's plan to support struggling small businesses by providing $15 billion in loans to loosen lines of credit. However, the President and the administration could do more and save thousands of additional small businesses in the Medicare home medical equipment (HME) sector by rescinding the last-minute "competitive" bidding regulations issued by the Bush administration. Those regulations, which will have a negative effect on both patients and HME providers, are set to go into effect next month.

"The current 'competitive' bidding initiative in Medicare is a proposal that actually reduces competition, reduces access to quality care for patients, and shuts out thousands of home medical equipment providers -- many of which are small businesses," said American Association for Homecare President Tyler J. Wilson. "The process selectively contracts with a limited number of homecare providers based solely on the lowest-bid prices. This results in lowest-common-denominator health care for seniors and people with disabilities, and it results in job losses and bankruptcies for HME providers at a time when the government is trying to preserve jobs," added Wilson.

Despite its misleading title, "competitive" bidding is actually anti-competitive. During its initial implementation in 2008, the vast majority of providers were shut out of the program, proving that the bidding program, in fact, depresses competition and limits patient access and choice. Under this program, most small HME businesses will be forced to close their doors.

This systematic elimination of thousands of homecare providers threatens the quality of and access to care for patients who rely on homecare services and equipment. By incr
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Millions of Americans With Chronic Ills Put Off Health Care
2. Video: NCOA Issues Call-to-Action for National Chronic Care Reform Based on Results of Comprehensive Survey of Americans with Chronic Conditions
3. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Announces New Chief Executive Officer
4. The American Red Cross and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Change the Life of Arizona Teen
5. Media Alert: Tips on Skiing Safely From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6. Safety Alert: From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
7. 1 in 4 Americans lacks timely access to optimal care during time-sensitive medical emergencies
8. Need for Health Care Reform Escalates; One in Four Americans Skip Care When Sick or Injured
9. Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications
10. Confidential Listening Service We Just Listen Launches, Providing Americans a Private Platform to Express Their Thoughts and Feelings
11. The American Legion Strongly Opposed to Presidents Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Final Cut Pro X ... ProTelestrator from Pixel Film Studios. A telestrator is a device ... a moving or still video image. Telestrators are often used ... plays or incoming weather patterns. , After users are done ... the frame slider to control the speed of the animation. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... PREVENT Life Safety, America’s premier provider of ... the addition of an account manager in Houston. In ... growing customer base, Curtis Rice, an experienced sales professional, ... Manager. Curtis has been added to the team to ... Houston area and beyond. , Curtis brings ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 2015 Launched by a group ... offered consumers a way to connect to top ... Using a patent-pending Pick Your Price matching algorithm, ... Botox®, laser hair removal and dermal fillers on ... gaps in their schedules. This allows clients to ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 A ... 2015 in the U.S. District Court, Northern District ... ( http://www.testosteronelawsuithub.com/ ) have been consolidated for ... court documents, matters addressed included the intention of ... claims involving their products on preemption grounds, with ...
(Date:4/26/2015)... 26, 2015 Indiana Fiber Network, LLC ... that Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company has selected IFN as ... Network Infrastructure at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company states: “IFN’s ... reliability Brotherhood Mutual needed. We were interested ... worked with us to ensure we achieved both. ” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Pixel Film Studios releases ProTelestrator for Final Cut Pro X. 2Health News:PREVENT Life Safety Services Welcomes Curtis Rice as a New Senior Account Manager in Houston, TX 2Health News:ZendyBeauty Is Pleased to Announce the Expansion and Rebranding of the Company as ZendyHealth.com 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Convenes April Case Management Conference 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Convenes April Case Management Conference 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Convenes April Case Management Conference 4Health News:Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC for Fiber Transport Service 2Health News:Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC for Fiber Transport Service 3
... ... on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), and the Association of Technical Personnel in ... A Clinical Skills and Reference Guide for the Ophthalmic Technician. , ... St. Paul, MN (Vocus) November ...
... Asher, MD, FACS, of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates ... treatment guidelines for brain metastases patients. These guidelines were ... Annual Meeting in New Orleans, and were developed over ... medical specialties. Members of the panel analyzed 25,000 brain ...
... Nov. 10 Roxane Laboratories, Inc. announced today the ... Perindopril Erbumine Tablets, 2mg, 4mg and 8mg by the ... available in bottles of 100 for immediate shipment to ... Tablets are AB rated to ACEON® (perindopril erbumine) tablets. ...
... be questionable, expert says , TUESDAY, Nov. 10 (HealthDay ... reduce the incidence of gallstones and the need for ... new study indicates. , "We,re talking about people who ... Susan S. Jick, director of the Boston Collaborative Drug ...
... rate of nearly 1 in 4 people , TUESDAY, Nov. ... on Medicare who are hospitalized for heart failure are back ... study reveals. , That should not be happening, said Dr. ... medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New ...
... tumours in 50% of mice in a new study published today ... drug also stopped lung cancer tumours from growing and becoming resistant ... are now planning to take the drug into clinical trials, to ... form of lung cancer. One in five people with lung ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:JCAHPO/ATPO Pocket Guide Launches for Eye Care Professionals 2Health News:JCAHPO/ATPO Pocket Guide Launches for Eye Care Professionals 3Health News:Local Neurosurgeon Co-Authors National Treatment Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients 2Health News:Roxane Laboratories, Inc. Announces the Launch of Perindopril Erbumine Tablets 2Health News:Statins May Stave Off Gallstones 2Health News:Statins May Stave Off Gallstones 3Health News:The Revolving Door of Heart Failure Hospitalization 2Health News:The Revolving Door of Heart Failure Hospitalization 3Health News:Drug shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice 2Health News:Drug shrinks lung cancer tumors in mice 3
(Date:4/26/2015)... BARCELONA , April 26, 2015 Cancer ... VAR ) supported project in the area of ... "big data" for the benefit of patients. Speakers at ... (European Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology) forum in Barcelona ... each treatment and applying that knowledge to help benefit ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... YORK , April 24, 2015   ... Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aerie" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... statements to investors in violation of the federal ... of Aerie breached their fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... N.J. , April 24, 2015  IGI Laboratories, ... based specialty generic pharmaceutical company, announced the ... ET on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 to discuss the ... you to listen to the call by dialing 1-888-346-3479. ... 1-855-669-9657.  Participants should ask to be joined into the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cancer Experts Detail How 'Big Data' Plays a Critical Role in Improving Clinical Decision-Making in Oncology Treatments at 3rd ESTRO Forum 2Cancer Experts Detail How 'Big Data' Plays a Critical Role in Improving Clinical Decision-Making in Oncology Treatments at 3rd ESTRO Forum 3Bernstein Liebhard LLP Investigates Claims On Behalf Of Those Who Invested In Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2
... Dec. 2, 2010 BugLab LLC, the industry leader ... – the world,s first handheld sensor for measuring optical ... device removes the need to open shake flasks to ... through the container wall, the labor, contamination risk, and ...
... 2010 SeQual Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in portable ... be acquired by Chart Industries, wholly owned subsidiary, CAIRE ... home health care market. SeQual has built a strong ... focus. As a leader in portable oxygen concentrators, SeQual ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BugLab Launches World's First Handheld Non-invasive Optical Density Sensor 2SeQual Technologies to be Acquired by Chart Industries 2
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Fenestrated large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 5 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 8.0 mm and length 9 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 7.0 mm and length 8.7 mm....
Extremely wide blade opening. Excellent bio and MRI compatibility. Lot number on each clip. Long reliable history. Large type 1/1 (mm), opening width 9.0 mm and length 7.5 mm....
Medicine Products: