WASHINGTON, DC – AAHomecare will focus on efforts to mitigate CMS’s plan to bring competitive bidding-derived rates to non-bid areas, and how providers can help.
AAHomecare has been working with its allies on Capitol Hill to build support for expected legislation that would provide a 30% increase in reimbursement over the bidding-derived prices, a four-year phase-in period for these rates, and includes a provision that would reinstate the bid cap at the unadjusted fee schedule. Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga) is working on finalizing legislative language for a bill incorporating these concepts.
Accordingly, AAHomecare is in a full court press to build support this forthcoming legislation. A major grassroots push is underway to raise the volume on this issue and jumpstart support of the expected legislation.
An email or a call to a Congressional office may seem like a drop in the bucket, but as we work towards the introduction of this new legislation, we need Congressional offices to be hearing from their constituents on this issue. Numbers matter. These calls and emails educate policymakers, apply pressure, and swing key legislators to our side. Join the fight at Action.AAHomecare.org/stopthecuts
To build awareness and drive grassroots action among HME business owners and employees, a new online presence can be found via Action.AAHomecare.org/stopthecuts. The new page is designed to quickly educate and mobilize HME providers, and help them easily spread the word to their peers and contacts.
Start Spreading the Word!
If you work at an HME company, forward this link Action.AAHomecare.org/stopthecuts to everyone you work with and explain that our friends and colleagues businesses and livelihood are on the line – no one is immune from the impacts of these cuts. Ask them to visit the site and send an email to Congress telling them to stop the cuts.