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American Association for Homecare Applauds Senate Subcommittee Efforts to Prevent Waste and Fraud in Medicare; Association Presents 13-Point Legislative Plan to Stop Waste and Fraud
Date:4/22/2009

WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security held a hearing on waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. The American Association for Homecare submitted a formal statement supporting the Subcommittee's efforts to reduce waste in Medicare. In addition, the Association presented to members of Congress its 13-point legislative action plan as a solution to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare's home medical equipment Sector. For more information, please visit www.aahomecare.org/stopfraud:

STATEMENT FROM AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HOMECARE

"Mr. Chairman and Ranking Member, on behalf of the American Association for Homecare's more than 4,000 member locations serving Medicare beneficiaries in every state in the nation, we appreciate the opportunity to submit this statement to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security regarding the elimination of waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid.

"The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) represents durable medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. Members serve the medical needs of the millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, power wheelchairs and other mobility assistive technologies, oxygen and inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, hospital beds, diabetic supplies, and other medical equipment, supplies, and services in the comfort of their homes. Receiving these services and equipment in the home reduces the need for lengthy, expensive institutional stays, and allows patients to receive the
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