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Congress Asked to Stop Policy That Would Restrict Access to Mobility Assistance for Medicare Beneficiaries in New York
Date:12/16/2011

nnot sustain our businesses under this process," said Bill Tobia, RPh, Managing Member of Home Medical Equipment, LLC in Garden City, NY. "How can we pay a manufacturer for the power wheelchair, incur costs fitting the patients, handle the extensive paperwork and deliver the equipment without getting fully reimbursed for 16 months. This is crazy! What other industry is asked to deliver services and products and not get paid for such a long period? These policies are driving providers out of business. When the government succeeds in eliminating providers, there won't be anywhere for Medicare patients to get mobility assistance."

The American Association for Homecare represents providers of durable medical equipment and services who meet the healthcare needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, wheelchairs and mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, and other medical equipment and services in their homes. Members provide homecare in all 50 states. 

 CONTACTS: Michael K. Frisby, 202-625-4328, mike@frisbyassociates.com
                        Michael Reinemer, 703-535-1881, michaelr@aahomecare.org 

 


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