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:5/25/2015)... After the sensational buzz surrounding their past two ... Trivedi Master Wellness™ agrees to hold another ... “Consciousness is Power.” Presently, the Live-Streaming event is scheduled ... routinely allotted time from 10:00pm PST/1:00pm EST to 6:00pm ... to the public and accessible on the web through ...
(Date:5/25/2015)... (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Decora Preset ... ‘Leviton’ is now available on ‘The Hardware City.’ The product ... has to set a time and the related electronic device ... contacted a representative of the company said, “We are glad ... City.’ Now customers can buy Countdown Timer Switch in just ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 Women's ... about hair loss. Although it is unclear about the ... are environmental factors such as metabolism, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid ... they offer a comprehensive approach to evaluating the metabolic, ... woman, they can help patients find a cause for ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Scientists with Cardno ChemRisk, ... air quality compliance issues that may have raised the ... Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the research. ... The group found airborne asbestos levels well above OSHA ... 1984 and 2011. , “Asbestos compliance sampling data associated ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ProPin ... use in Final Cut Pro X. Utilize ProPin to pin ... in a given scene. , ProPin allows users to ... completely customizable in FCPX. With on-screen controls, video editors can ... allows users to pin and mark with absolute ease. , Using ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hundreds of People Are Thrilled to Hear that Trivedi Master Wellness™ Promises to Hold Another Workshop in June 2015 2Health News:Hundreds of People Are Thrilled to Hear that Trivedi Master Wellness™ Promises to Hold Another Workshop in June 2015 3Health News:Leviton's Decora 60 Minute Countdown Timer Available On ‘The Hardware City’ 2Health News:Women's Excellence Now Treats Menopausal Hair Loss 2Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Developers at Pixel Film Studios Release ProPin for Final Cut Pro X. 2
... hospitals and the,Coalition to Protect Florida,s Drivers lauded ... restore no-fault auto insurance, calling it a,"great protection" ... Governor Crist,s signing into law of CS/HB ... Personal Injury Protection (PIP),coverage, will be restored on ...
... levels of protein indicating damage returned to normal ... News) -- Preliminary research suggests that potent AIDS drugs ... infected with HIV. , The findings are based upon ... so it,s not clear exactly what they mean for ...
... Inc.,(NYSE: CAH ), a global provider of products and ... to release first-quarter,results for its fiscal 2008 on Monday, Nov. ... Stock Exchange. The company has scheduled a conference call ... To access the call and corresponding slide,presentation, go to the ...
... Transfer to Healthcare Marketplace -, ATLANTA, Oct. ... community management (BCM) solutions, today announced it,is sponsoring ... Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Conference on Health Savings,Accounts ... BizManager,suite and Secure Link solution. The conference is ...
... Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity, BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 11 ... with American Exhibitions, Inc., is pleased to,announce the ... to its existing,Orlando, Detroit and Rochester installations. ... THE UNIVERSE WITHIN will open at the Science ...
... point to serious shortcomings, some experts say , , THURSDAY, Oct. ... Topps, which billed itself as the leading U.S. maker of ... million pounds of beef due to E. coli ... pounds of a brand of beef patties believed to be ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hospital Coalition Says Governor's No-Fault Bill Signing Provides a 'Great Protection' for Florida Consumers 2Health News:AIDS Drugs May Protect Brain 2Health News:Cardinal Health To Announce First-Quarter Results on November 5 2Health News:Inovis Sponsors ASC X12 Conference, Exhibits BizManager and Secure Link 2Health News:Our Body: The Universe Within Exhibition Announces Four New Exhibits Across The Nation 2Health News:Concerns Rise Over U.S. Food Safety 2Health News:Concerns Rise Over U.S. Food Safety 3Health News:Concerns Rise Over U.S. Food Safety 4
(Date:5/22/2015)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , May 22, 2015 ... will be hosting its sixth Medical Affairs ... – 12:30PM (EDT) via a virtual roundtable to ... Outcomes Research." Best Practices, Medical Affairs ... for sharing insights about the key challenges they ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22 2015 /CNW/ - The Taskforce representing ... appreciative of all the hard work that the Minister and ... six months. This program recognizes the needs of the thalidomide ... least $75,000 a year, tax free, with annual adjustments for ... eligible for annual payments of $100,000 based on the severity ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... OAKS, Calif. , May 22, 2015 ... announced the Company has commenced termination of ... of brodalumab with AstraZeneca (LON:AZN, STO:AZN and ... IL-17 inhibitor, is in development for patients ... axial spondyloarthritis.  The decision was based on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Best Practices Sixth Medical Affairs Consortium Roundtable to Focus on Health Economics & Outcomes Research 2Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 2Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 3Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 4Amgen to terminate participation in co-development and commercialization of brodalumab 5
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Cancer Nucleic Acid Testing ... The report presents an overview of the clinical ... as well as listings of companies developing and ...
... 2011 Devicor™ Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), ... firm, announced today the completion of its previously announced ... products and related assets from Neoprobe Corporation. ... for the GDS portfolio. Financial terms of the agreement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Devicor™ Medical Products, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Neoprobe's Gamma Detection Devices 2Devicor™ Medical Products, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Neoprobe's Gamma Detection Devices 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: