Navigation Links
Homecare Provider Testifies on Downside of Medicare 'Competitive' Bidding Program Before House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
Date:9/15/2010

ivebidding">www.aahomecare.org/competitivebidding).

A bipartisan bill in Congress, H.R. 3790, would replace the Medicare bidding program with other types of cost savings and reduce reimbursements to home medical equipment providers, but preserve patient access to medically required equipment and services in the home.  So far, the bill has 255 cosponsors in the U.S. House of Representatives with broad bipartisan support. More than half of both the Democratic and Republican delegations in the House support H.R. 3790.

Patient and consumer groups that support the elimination of Medicare's bidding program for durable medical equipment include the ALS Association, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the American Association of People with Disabilities, International Ventilator Users Network, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Emphysema/COPD Association, National Spinal Cord Injury Association, and Post-Polio Health International, among others.

Statement by Karen A. Lerner, RN, MSN, ATP, CWS

Registered Nurse, Wound Care, Support Surface & Rehab Specialist for Allcare Medical, Sayreville, NJ for House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health on "Medicare's Competitive Bidding Program for Durable Medical Equipment: Implications for Quality, Cost and Access"

September 15, 2010

"Thank you for the opportunity to testify about Medicare's bidding program for home medical equipment.  My name is Karen Lerner and I am a Registered Nurse and a Wound Care, Support Surface and Rehab Specialist for Allcare Medical in Sayreville, New Jersey.  Allcare has been in business since 1963.  We have 200 employees and serve about 25,000 patients per year.

Allcare Medical is a member of the Jersey Association of Medical Equipment Services and the American Association for Homecare.  

I am here today representing the homecare community. My goal is to explain
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine technology :

1. American Association for Homecare Backs Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment
2. American Association for Homecare Proposes Strong Anti-Fraud Measures in Medicare, Applauds HHS Testimony Today That Pledges to "Stop Fraud Before it Starts"
3. Home Medical Equipment Providers and Lawmakers Discuss Cost-Effective Role of Homecare During Washington Meeting
4. NewLife Homecare Partners With ChronoMed to Offer Customized Nutritional Program for Bleeding Disorder Community
5. New Jersey Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities
6. New York Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People With Disabilities
7. California Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People with Disabilities Under Medicare
8. Michigan Home Medical Providers Call on Congress to Preserve Homecare as an Option for Seniors and People With Disabilities Under Medicare
9. Most Women With HIV and Their Health Care Providers Have Not Discussed How HIV Might Affect Them Differently Than Men
10. New Survey Explores the Impact of Insulin Injections and Communications Between Patients and Healthcare Providers
11. VivoMetrics(R) Introduces Next Generation LifeShirt Prototype, a Smart Garment That Delivers Real-time Vital Signs Remotely to Healthcare Providers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ), today announced ... Executive Officer, will preside over the NASDAQ Stock Market ... of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In his remarks, Mr. ... important benefits of Hologic,s 3D Mammography technology, the only ... to traditional mammography. This is the ninth ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... -- This study provides an analysis of the ... nuclear imaging informatics, PET imaging informatics, and multimodality ... size of the market based on its historic ... growth based on the current drivers and restraints, ... the broader markets for imaging equipment, advanced visualization, ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - ... Global Markets Direct,s, ,Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product ... the Aileron Therapeutics, Inc.,s pharmaceutical research and development ... the current therapeutic developmental pipeline of Aileron Therapeutics, ... therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 2Hologic to Kick Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the October 1 NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell Ceremony 3Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 2Analysis of the US Molecular Imaging Informatics Market 3Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 2Aileron Therapeutics, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014 3
... 5th is a great day to quit smoking for good.  There are more ... 7,200 of them die from a tobacco-related illness.(1) As of July 5 , ... free law that took effect in all restaurants, bars and workplaces.(2) , ... Research shows that policy changes, like the new statewide smoke-free law, ...
... 6 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available ... Opportunities ... , , ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Wisconsin Statewide Smoke-Free Law May Prompt Smokers to Quit 2Wisconsin Statewide Smoke-Free Law May Prompt Smokers to Quit 3Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 2Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 3Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 4Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 5Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 6Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 7Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 8Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 9Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 10Reportlinker Adds Opportunities in Non-Surgical Bio-Implants: Marketed injectable biomaterials, applications, and leading players 11
(Date:10/1/2014)... Scientists at the University of Western ... immune system proteins has the power to knock out ... of the new study on their website. Click ... in the UWA School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine ... with mesothelioma with promising results. , “A timed ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Nordic Naturals ... a very special cause. The campaign—“Buy One Bottle. ... Paws for Veterans, a nonprofit organization that helps ... rescuing shelter dogs that would otherwise face euthanasia. ... products will support monthly donations of Nordic Naturals ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Dr. Saj Jivraj, ... and prosthodontists, is traveling to Chennai, India, tomorrow to ... Oct. 2 and 3. , Dr. Jivraj is founder ... and Oxnard, Calif., and one of the world’s foremost ... and replacement. He is speaking to the Indian Society ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Generic drug prices are on the ... price in the last 12 months. For its Sept. ... News (DBN) interviewed a plan sponsor and a financial ... health plans. , “When MAC [maximum allowable cost] ... these cost increases squeeze pharmacies’ profits,” explains Adam Fein, ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... This October, Request A Test , ... is offering 10% off all testing for Diabetes . ... order to save. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) ... affected by Diabetes. Because many people do not display ... it causes serious health problems. Blood testing can help ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Mesothelioma Study Says Mice Cured by Immuntherapy “Cocktail”, Reports Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Nordic Naturals® Inspires Support for Paws for Veterans -- ‘Buy One Bottle. Help Two Heroes.’ Initiative Kicks Off October 1 2Health News:One of Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Speaking to Indian Society of Oral Implantologists Tomorrow 2Health News:One of Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Speaking to Indian Society of Oral Implantologists Tomorrow 3Health News:One of Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Speaking to Indian Society of Oral Implantologists Tomorrow 4Health News:One of Woodland Hills’ Top Cosmetic Dentists Speaking to Indian Society of Oral Implantologists Tomorrow 5Health News:Rising Generic Drug Prices Affect Pharmacies, Insurers Alike, Reports AIS Newsletter 2Health News:Rising Generic Drug Prices Affect Pharmacies, Insurers Alike, Reports AIS Newsletter 3Health News:Request A Test Offers 10% off Diabetes Testing in October 2014 2Health News:Request A Test Offers 10% off Diabetes Testing in October 2014 3
... Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... States are less likely to breast-feed their babies than ... the bottle as the primary reason, new research finds. ... disparity between ethnic groups persists, said Dr. Amudha ...
... consensus statement published in the September, 2010, issue of ... Metabolism ( JCEM ) finds that the increasing ... than commonly believed suggests that regular glycemia screening, early ... aggressive intervention deserves greater emphasis. The consensus ...
... The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson,s Research announced ... studies and 14 pre-clinical therapeutic development projects. The funding ... under the Clinical Intervention Awards, one of the Foundation,s ... Grantees under the 2010 Clinical Intervention Awards are: ...
... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 5 (HealthDay News) -- ... admit they are binge drinkers, health officials said Tuesday. ... four or more drinks for women, and five or more ... that are different because men and women metabolize alcohol differently. ...
... Cancer Care is hosting the 42nd Congress of the International ... in the world, SIOP is returning to the United States ... Thursday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, Media room ... Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Location: ...
... plaque debris could trigger a "paradigm shift" in how physicians ... of Endovascular Today . "We will see a ... of Loyola University Health System and Dr. Aravinda Nanjundappa of ... patients, the device had a success rate of 97 percent ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms 2Health News:Breast-Feeding Less Common for Black Moms 3Health News:Experts advocate realigning type 2 diabetes treatments with disease's natural history 2Health News:MJFF announces over $10 million in funding for clinical and pre-clinical PD research 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 2Health News:1 in 4 U.S. Teens and Young Adults Binge Drink: CDC 3Health News:Boston, Oct. 21-24: Largest international pediatric oncology conference 2Health News:'Paradigm shift' in how physicians treat peripheral artery disease 2
0-3.5 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Ohmeda male inlet...
0-15 LPM Oxygen Flowmeter with Chemetron male inlet...
... Click style oxygen flowmeters., ... add suffix S to model ... Canadian Color-Code, add suffix C ... , For Double Flowmeters with ...
... Slim Line Flowmeters with brass ... For security chain, add suffix S ... For Canadian Color-Code, add suffix C ... For Double Flowmeters with Power Take-Off, ...
Medicine Products: