Crunch time for non-invasive vents

Friday, May 31, 2019

WASHINGTON – The deadline for a sign-on letter in the House of Represenatives that asks CMS to drop non-invasive vents from Round 2021 of competitive bidding could be as early as June 5, AAHomecare reports.

“It’s critical that we make a concerted effort over the next few days to ask House members to joine the letter,” the association stated in a bulletin.

AAHomecare asks that stakehoders contant their representatives by phone or email to ask them to sign on to the letter, spearheaded by Reps. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., and Peter Welch, D-Vt.

There is a similar letter circulating in the Senate, spearheaded by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.

A coalition of patient organizations has already sent a letter to CMS imploring the agency to permanently exclude non-invasive vents from the bid program.

CMS announced in March that non-invasive vents were one of the 16 product categories to be included in Round 2021. The bid window for the program opens July 16.