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Competitive bidding concerns expressed, are they being heard?

Well, it’s certainly been a while since I was able to sit down with my keyboard and share my errant musings with all of you (sorry I’m trying to expand my vocabulary). However, something came to light this week that I just had to share.

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We Need Your Help!

For quite some time we’ve been trying to get adjustable skin protection seating pulled out of competitive bidding. Whether you support or oppose competitive bidding I think that everyone would agree that in order to effectively bid anything requires the items your are bidding on to be well defined. This simply isn’t the case for adjustable skin protection seat cushions…that’s why we need YOUR help!

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Help Save Access to Your Medical Products

I sincerely hope that I’m being “Chicken Little”, believing that the sky is falling when it really isn’t. However, I’ve been in the home care industry for almost 30 years now and I can’t recall a time when I saw the situation as dire as it is right now. Medicare  is implementing all kinds of…

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The Results Are In…

The results are in from the first round of competitive bidding in nine metropolitan areas. Read Dave’s latest update on Medicare’s competitive bidding program.

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Help Keep Your Access to Therapeutic Seat Cushions

Through your efforts, we crashed Elizabeth Stein’s email at Senator Harkin’s office in November, 2012. As a result, Senator Harkin committed to taking action to try and get adjustable skin protection seat cushions removed from competitive bidding. However, to date no action has been taken. Let’s keep up all of your hard work! We must…

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National Summit on Disability Policy to be held July 25-27 in Washington, DC

The National Council on Disability-sponsored National Summit on Disability Policy to meet and develop recommendations for improvements in disability policy and programs will take place on July 25-27 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel. This year commemorates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Several different topics will include:…

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Dear ROHO Friends, Customers and Stakeholders…

There is becoming a greater need in the health care industry for advocates who will push to have their voices heard regarding competitive bidding. If you want to get involved, now is the time! Contact your Senators and Representative requesting that adjustable skin protection seat cushions (HCPCS codes K0734-K0737) be removed from round one of DMEPOS competitive bidding.

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Common Sense, We Barely Knew You – Take 2

Well, hopefully if you’re reading this blog you’ve already read my previous entry on our society’s efforts to repeatedly kill common sense. However, in case you haven’t let me take a minute to bring you up to speed. In this series I’m describing some of the well intended actions of government and / or regulatory bodies that have ended up causing a lot more harm than good. So, with that introduction let’s explore my next nominee: “Scoring” Legislation.

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My Favorite Holiday, St. Patrick’s Day!

Today is my favorite, most important holiday of the year, St. Patrick’s Day! So what am I doing to celebrate this High Holy Day for the Irish? Well, I’m in Baltimore at CMS attending a PAOC meeting on the DMEPOS competitive bidding program (wow, 3 acronyms in one sentence).

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