Navigation Links
American Association of People With Disabilities and Consumer Advocates Strongly Oppose Medicare Wheelchair Policy That Will Harm Medicare Beneficiaries
Date:12/22/2011

eneficiaries can improve their mobility and enjoy a better life."

In New York, Angela Bray, an advocate for the disabled community and vice chair of the Human Rights Commission in Niagara Falls, said, "We urge Sen. Chuck Schumer to step in and help stop this project.  Sen. Schumer has a long history of caring about vulnerable New Yorkers. It is unfair for the federal government to try and save money by making it more difficult for seniors and people living with disabilities to obtain power wheelchairs that can allow them to live independently in their homes, and delay confinement in expensive care facilities and nursing homes.  This project must be stopped so that Medicare beneficiaries in New York can improve their mobility and their quality of life."

In addition, United Spinal Association wrote to Senators Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, respectively, asking Congress to take immediate action to halt the project. The organization urged CMS to work with Congress and power mobility stakeholders to identify alternative approaches for reducing overpayments and abuse without significant disruptions to the disability and aging communities.

"Advocates across the country recognize that this is bad public policy that will harm some of the most vulnerable people in our society," said Tyler J. Wilson, president and CEO of the American Association for Homecare. "We hope that Congress and the Administration are hearing their voices. CMS moved unilaterally with no notice to Congress, Medicare beneficiaries, or the power mobility community. This policy must be stopped before our seniors and people living with disabilities are harmed by it."

The American Association for Homecare represents providers of durable medical equi
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Association for Homecare
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine technology :

1. The National Urban League and League of United Latin American Citizens Urge Express Scripts to Reach Agreement with Walgreens
2. American Society of Bariatric Physicians Supports FDA Warning Letters for Misleading Advertising of Lap-Band
3. American Pacific Reports Fiscal 2011 Results
4. Coronado Biosciences Announces Phase 1 Results of CNDO-109 in AML Presented at the American Society of Hematology
5. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Presents Carfilzomib Data at 53rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
6. American Association for Homecare Urges Congress to Enact Market-Based Alternative to Medicares Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment
7. American Pacific to Release Financial Results and Hold Fiscal 2011 Year-End and Fourth Quarter Investor Teleconference
8. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Presents Key Scientific Data from its Two Lead Hemophilia Development Programs at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH)
9. TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Announces Oral Presentation on Smac Mimetic TL32711 at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting
10. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Carfilzomib at 53rd American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
11. UH Seidman Cancer Center Researchers Present Findings at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014   Aratana Therapeutics, Inc ... company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization ... positive results from its pivotal field study of ... pain in dogs with osteoarthritis.  In the study, ... scores that were statistically significant compared to placebo ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Revenue and earnings above the previous year - ... In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended 30 September ... 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion) despite unfavorable currency ... million. "Overall, 2013/14 was a successful fiscal year for the ... CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Thanks to our broad portfolio ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 , The ... hub of information concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international ... addition to the recently launched institutional website that is receiving ... enriched by a new chapter in the fascinating story of ... detailed and panoramic hub on the world of clinical research, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Top-Line Results from AT-001 Pivotal Field Study in Client-Owned Dogs with Osteoarthritis 5ZEISS Asserts its Position in Difficult Environment 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3
... 2011 CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ... Executive Officer, will be making a presentation to investors ... June 1, 2011. Mr. Merlo is scheduled to present ... An audio webcast of the presentation will be ...
... U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Edurant (rilpivirine) ... of HIV-1 infection in adults who have never taken ... ) Edurant belongs to a class ... The drug works by blocking HIV viral replication. Edurant ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FDA Approves New HIV Treatment 2FDA Approves New HIV Treatment 3
(Date:12/21/2014)... 2014 SCI explores disability ... and systemic barriers for disabled athletes with Aaron ... has a condition called juvenile macular degeneration, where he ... he adapted his athletic ambitions to his vision and ... triathlon to pioneer the way for other blind and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... As testosterone therapy lawsuit filings ... and blood clots from using testosterone products such as ... shows that the male hormone testosterone may increase the ... published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ... group of male rats with naturally occurring colon cancer. ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation hosted their third ... The Hope for the Holidays Toy Drive is a way ... during the holiday season. This year, the toy drive was ... offices. This event continues to be successful year after year. ... managers and assistant managers came out and not only donated ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... BambooIndustry.com is a professional company offering many kinds ... shown its new engineered bamboo flooring collection, and announced ... , BambooIndustry.com’s customers come from many countries in the ... the CEO of the company, the global bamboo flooring ... few years, and the demand for eco-friendly bamboo flooring ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... 2014 MissyDress, a distinguished special dress ... lovers. The business has drastically cut prices to all ... everyone until Jan. 30, 2015. Many of the hottest ... V-neck dresses, lace dresses, and more. , A spokesman ... every day. Whether A-line princess prom dresses or sweetheart ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:New Low Testosterone Therapy Study Shows Male Hormone Testosterone May Contribute To Colon Cancer Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4Health News:BammbooIndustry.com: Big Discounts On All Kinds Of Bamboo Flooring Collections 2Health News:MissyDress: The Prices of Prom Dresses Just Reduced 2
... FRANCISCO, March 9 Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... host a teleconference and webcast with management to discuss fourth ... business update on Monday, March 16, 2009, at 4:30 p.m. ... year ended December 31, 2008 will be released after markets ...
... March 9 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... hearing to appeal to a Listings Qualification Panel ("Panel") ... the Company,s common stock from The Nasdaq Capital Market ... requires the Company to have a minimum of $2,500,000 ...
... In Kentucky, nearly one out of every two ... barely a quarter of the dentists accept the insurance; ... when it comes to seeing a dentist or receiving ... Consumer Healthcare, manufacturer of Aquafresh(R) and Sensodyne(R), has donated ...
... risk by 45%, study finds, , , MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) ... of gout, according to researchers who studied almost 47,000 men over ... the men developed gout. Compared with those whose vitamin C intake ... the risk for gout was 17 percent lower among men with ...
... care, closure important for dying, families and docs, study finds, ... more that can be done for terminally ill patients, and ... death, many feel as if their doctors have abandoned them, ... their families, continuing care is helpful for all concerned, and ...
... forensics cameras will survive., , , ... , , , ... , , , ... , , , Lights, Camera, Ka-Boom! , Cheap, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medivation Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Teleconference and Webcast on March 16, 2009 2Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Requests an Appeal Hearing After Receiving Notice of Delisting From Nasdaq 2Health News:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Requests an Appeal Hearing After Receiving Notice of Delisting From Nasdaq 3Health News:GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Helps to Bridge Oral Care Gap in Appalachia 2Health News:More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout 2Health News:Dying Feel Abandoned by Docs in the End 2Health News:Dying Feel Abandoned by Docs in the End 3Health News:Ka-Boom!!! 2Health News:Ka-Boom!!! 3Health News:Ka-Boom!!! 4
Large....
These products are supplied non-sterile and must be sterilized before use. For insertion through the smokevac and nezhat-dorsey trumpet valve in conjunction with the universal instrument insert adapt...
... Utilizing breakthrough electro-optical and rotary ... SUPRA is capable of obtaining ... pupils as narrow as 2.0mm. ... precise diagnostic results when dealing ...
Sterile perfluorocarbon for intraocular Application....
Medicine Products: