Navigation Links
American Association for Homecare Backs Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment
Date:10/20/2009

H.R. 3790 Will Reduce Medicare Spending, Preserve Patient Access to Quality Care, and Save Thousands of Small Businesses; Flawed Bid Process Begins on October 21 in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas City, Miami, Orlando, Pittsburgh, and Riverside, Calif.

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare praised a bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives for backing introduction of H.R. 3790, a bill to eliminate the controversial, deeply flawed "competitive" bidding program for durable medical equipment and services in Medicare.

Durable, or home medical equipment, such as oxygen, wheelchairs, diabetic supplies, and hospital beds, enables seniors and people with disabilities to receive quality care at home. Home-based care represents a cost-effective alternative to institutional care, and seniors prefer to receive care at home rather than in an institution.

To ensure that seniors and taxpayers receive the savings projected for the bid program, the bill would reduce Medicare reimbursements to home medical equipment providers in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015. At the same time, the bill will allow thousands of home medical providers to keep their doors open to serve the millions of Americans who require home-based care and will allow patients to continue to receive services from the providers of their choice.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.), is cosponsored by Jason Altmire (D-Pa.), Steve Austria (R-Ohio), John Boccieri (D-Ohio), Bruce Braley (D-Iowa.), Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), Sam Farr (D-Calif.), Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Tex.), Ron Klein (D-Fla.), Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.), John Murtha (D-Pa.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.), Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.).

The introduction of the legislation come
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. Logical Therapeutics to Present Data on LT-NS001 at American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting
2. American Hospital Association (AHA) Names OnBase RACTrac Compatible
3. MedImmune to Present Data on RSV and Influenza at 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition
4. American Lung Association in Colorados Faces of Influenza Initiative Rolls Up its Sleeves to Kick Off Flu Season in Denver
5. Larry King to Host 10th Annual American Friends of Rabin Medical Center Broadway on the Hudson Gala
6. American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic Kicks Off 2009-2010 Faces of Influenza Campaign in Philadelphia
7. AcelRx Programs to be Featured in Oral Presentations at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2009 Annual Meeting
8. Aethlon Medical Announces Presentation of Hepatitis-C (HCV) Clinical Data at 42nd Annual American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Conference
9. PEAK Surgical Announces Results of First PRECISE Studies at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
10. A Unique Endoluminal Approach for the Treatment of Morbid Obesity Selected for Presentation at the 2009 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
11. Ethicon Endo-Surgery Unveils Full Energy Portfolio for First Time at American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2015)... N.C. , April 24, 2015  New ... ability of consumers to educate themselves about products ... the tools and techniques available to market researchers ... the changing consumer marketplace, it,s imperative that organizations ... to better identify market opportunities, niches and growth ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015   Vestagen Technical Textiles, Inc. ... , has recently received two notable innovation awards. The ... that recognizes innovations with potential to create a positive ... in New York City , VESTEX ... "Protection & Safety" category. The awards honor excellence in ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) is ... Annual Healthcare Conference on May 6 in Boston ... president and chief financial officer, and Susie Lisa , ... and answer session regarding the company with the host analyst ... of the presentation and question and answer session will be ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pharmaceutical Industry Using New Technologies to Adjust Their Marketing and Research Approaches for Consumers 2VESTEX Wins Innovation Honors from Edison Awards & Apparel Magazine 2VESTEX Wins Innovation Honors from Edison Awards & Apparel Magazine 3Boston Scientific To Participate In The Deutsche Bank 40th Annual Healthcare Conference 2
... -- La Jolla,Pharmaceutical Company today announced updated interim ... Riquent(R) (abetimus,sodium), its drug candidate for systemic lupus ... previous,conclusion that there is a definitive and significant ... 900 mg doses of Riquent compared,with placebo (p=0.0001). ...
... N.J., March 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,Alfacell Corporation's ... a potent payload in antibody conjugates for ... the Handbook of Therapeutic,Antibodies. , In a ... Susanna,Rybak, Ph.D. summarizes preclinical research indicating that ...
Cached Medicine Technology:La Jolla Pharmaceutical Provides Update on Interim Antibody Results,From Riquent Lupus Phase 3 Trial 2La Jolla Pharmaceutical Provides Update on Interim Antibody Results,From Riquent Lupus Phase 3 Trial 3La Jolla Pharmaceutical Provides Update on Interim Antibody Results,From Riquent Lupus Phase 3 Trial 4La Jolla Pharmaceutical Provides Update on Interim Antibody Results,From Riquent Lupus Phase 3 Trial 5La Jolla Pharmaceutical Provides Update on Interim Antibody Results,From Riquent Lupus Phase 3 Trial 6Alfacell's Onconase Highlighted in Latest Edition of Handbook of,Therapeutic Antibodies 2Alfacell's Onconase Highlighted in Latest Edition of Handbook of,Therapeutic Antibodies 3Alfacell's Onconase Highlighted in Latest Edition of Handbook of,Therapeutic Antibodies 4
(Date:4/25/2015)... ME (PRWEB) April 26, 2015 ... Canadian based integrative healthcare event. The Integrative Healthcare ... place October 23-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Parkway ... Symposium Canada is one of the most anticipated ... clinically relevant, evidenced-based CME program. The event aims ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... April 25, 2015 The federal ... mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continues ... Southern District of West Virginia. According to a ... was convened that day, after certain defendants submitted ... Complaint. The Order directed that any Preliminary Motions ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... Illinois (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... enrichment and wellness, management and operations, and sales ... Meeting and Exhibition scheduled to be held from ... , LeadingAge Illinois is the largest eldercare association ... providers of services for older adults, including senior ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... April 25, 2015 For thirteen years, the ... income protection education event in the nation! This year, on ... Plus Group, US to take DI Day on the road ... G. Davidson, CLU, ChFC, RHU, DIA, CLTC, Chief Executive Officer ... Day reflects on the change by stating, "The first Twin ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Foothill Ranch, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... that has a wide range of capabilities and services ... etc. , Ryadon's Quantity Discount Program will be ... ) as follows: , Order 4-19: Receive 10% discount ... Can Benefit by Using the Drawer Slides Products, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Integrative Healthcare Event launching in Canada 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 2Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 3Health News:C.R. Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Litigation Issues New Pretrial Order Following Submission of Amended Responses to Master Complaint 4Health News:Gardant Management Solutions Staff Shares Operational Expertise 2Health News:Secura Consultants Takes DI Day On The Road 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 3
... from the University of Hull has told the British Psychological ... eating chocolate, lazing in front of the television, or going ... could make them more susceptible to disease.Those on the other ... to fight off infection.// ,Researchers asked 30 students ...
... a new gel, which works in a similar way to ... stomach each day, is being tested in four countries world-wide.For ... popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option ... Association says "The gel is like any other gel, but ...
... in the devastated NewYork of America nor in the Afghanistan! It ... And who are the warring parties? They are the pharmaceutical industry ... Chemists Association. The latter is a member body of over 5,000 ... R Shah. // ,It is a classic case of ...
... Researchers in the US have found that genes contribute ... smoking. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the name given ... because it leads to increasing shortness of breath. It's ... is a major cause of the problem.// ...
... the brain helps people recognise themselves in a picture, ... Deaconess Medical Center in Boston report their findings in ... a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the right ... self-awareness may provide unique insights into consciousness and doctors ...
... People who drink and smoke have to drink more ... greater risk of damage to their brains, livers and hearts, ... reduces blood alcohol levels in rats, which are considered a ... they will end up drinking more alcohol to get an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The right is responsible 2
Straight shafts 4 mm platform. Wide serrated handle with dull finish. Platform angled 45 degrees....
Curved shafts with 3.5 mm angled platform and dull finish. Wide serrated handle with dull finish....
Double-ended. 10 mm sickle shaped blade. 27 mm blunt, curved double-edged blade....
Fixed smooth rod which slides on skin. Designated most popular model or size....
Medicine Products: