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California Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities Under Medicare
Date:8/6/2010

or post-acute care," added Willman. "Quality home medical equipment and services help to reduce hospitalizations, ER visits, and admission to nursing homes.  If we lose a significant number of homecare providers to competitive bidding, we're certain to see increased costs for Medicare down the road."

"There will be no winners in competitive bidding; everyone will be a loser," predicted Diana Guth, owner of Home Respiratory Care in Los Angeles.  "Beneficiaries will lose access to companies that have earned their trust; they will be left with very few choices and much confusion. The companies who did not bid at unprofitable levels will lose their businesses because they can't survive without Medicare. The so-called 'winners' will go bankrupt because they will find their bids fiscally untenable in the long run."

The bidding process for home medical equipment and services is now complete in nine metropolitan statistical areas in the U.S., including Riverside. An additional 91 "round two" areas scheduled to be affected next year, including Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose and Visalia.

"This ill-conceived and anti-competitive program could put thousands of community-based companies in California out of business," said Gloria Peterson, assistant executive director of the California Association of Medical Product Suppliers (CAMPS).  "As a result, California's seniors and those who depend on home medical e
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