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Experts Say Medicare's Bidding System for Medical Equipment Will Fail
Date:9/30/2010

l Association for Home Care & Hospice, National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, National Council on Independent Living, National Emphysema/COPD Association, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, and United Spinal Association.  

In the U.S. House of Representatives, 257 legislators have cosponsored a bill, H.R. 3790, that would eliminate the bidding program. That legislation would lower reimbursement rates for durable medical equipment but would allow providers to continue competing to serve Medicare beneficiaries on the basis of service and quality.

The American Association for Homecare represents durable medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and other organizations in the homecare community. Members serve the medical needs of millions of Americans who require oxygen equipment and therapy, mobility assistive technologies, medical supplies, inhalation drug therapy, home infusion, and other medical equipment and services in their homes. The Association's members operate more than 3,000 homecare locations in all 50 states. Visit www.aahomecare.org.


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