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Industry cheers Price nomination

‘He has been an incredibly vocal opponent of CMS’

WASHINGTON – As the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., would have a huge agenda—one that, industry stakeholders believe, could better support HME.

Market-pricing bill picks up co-sponsor


WASHINGTON – Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., has thrown his support behind H.R. 1717, the “Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2013.”

Industry to analyze list of contract suppliers


WASHINGTON – Now that they have both the single payment amounts and the names of the contract suppliers for the Round 1 re-compete in hand, HME industry stakeholders are wasting no time analyzing the information.

Rep. Price drops MPP bill


WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., on April 24 reintroduced a bill to replace competitive bidding with the HME industry’s market-pricing program (MPP).

Reps circulate 'Dear Colleague' letter for MPP


WASHINGTON – Reps. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., and Jason Altmire, D-Pa., are asking all co-sponsors of H.R. 1041, a bill that would repeal competitive bidding, to sign on to H.R.

In brief: More sign on for MPP, Hanger has banner year


WASHINGTON – Despite the all-encompassing elections, H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with an industry-backed market-pricing program (MPP), picked up eight new co-sponsors last week, bringing the total to 27. The newest co-sponsors: Reps.

MPP madness

Friday, October 26, 2012

The amount of talk and activity around the market-pricing program (MPP) is really at a pitch and fever that I’ve never heard and seen before.

That’s a big deal.

H.R. 6490: Representatives 'get it'


WASHINGTON – Add at least three more representatives to the list of co-sponsors for H.R. 6490, the bill to replace the current competitive bidding program with an industry-backed and economist-approved market-pricing program (MPP).

In brief: Congresswoman slams bid program, Rice makes buy


ORLANDO, Fla. – The competitive bidding program "needs to be stopped," Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., told more than 120 attendees at the 2012 Florida Alliance of Home Care Services (FAHCS) Conference on Sept. 27. Castor is one of 13 initial co-sponsors of H.R.

Competitive bidding opponents mobilize


YARMOUTH, Maine – Industry stakeholders have lined up a series of events and initiatives to ramp up the fight against competitive bidding.