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Legislative Update – Audit Practices and HR 1717

January 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Two more legislators believe that community pharmacies should be subject to the same three-year audit review period as hospitals and not forced to document 10-year-old claims. Reps Doug Collins (R-G) and Martha Roby (R-Ala) each sent letters articulating their concerns to the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Ways and Means Committee. The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) strongly supported the message.

Another Cosponsor Signs on to HR 1717
WASHINGTON, DC – After more than two years of concerted efforts by Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs at AAHomecare corporate partner Pride Mobility, and by many other Pennsylvania providers and patients, Rep Jim Gerlach (R-Pa) [pictured] is now an HR 1717 cosponsor. Gerlach brings the cosponsor total to 166.

“This reinforces for me the need to push on, to never give up no matter how many times you’ve called or followed up,” said Seth Johnson, vice president of government affairs at AAHomecare corporate partner Pride Mobility. “Continue to push until you get the answer you want.”

AAHomecare in Action
WASHINGTON, DC – Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs, attended the DME MAC Jurisdiction C Council meeting. Brummett met with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners about face-to-face exam requirements. Peter Rankin, manager of government affairs, met with Rep John Garmendi (D-Calif) about the market pricing program.